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Grade L

New Jerusalem Church & Day and Sunday School

Warrington Road, Wigan

Listed Date: 00/00/0000
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At Risk: No



August 1873

The  above-named admirably constructed buddings have just been happily completed and opened. The premises have been erected at a cost of £2,353, and there is school accommodation for about 600 children. The walls are built of Frog-lane bricks, relieved with blue brick bands, stone being freely used in the design.

The building, the style of which is Gothic, has been designed and carried out under the superintendence of Mr. Richardson T. Johnson, architect, Wigan.

All the windows have stone mullions, and the principal gables have four-light windows, with transoms, tracery heads, and ornamental brick Gothic arches and spandrels. The roofs are covered with best Bangor slates, relieved with ornamental diamonds in green and red. The centre roof is surmounted with a bold turret, which is 65ft. from the level of footpath to top of finial. The following is a description of the accommodation:—The basement contains a lavatory for the mixed school, coal vault, and heating cellar; the ground floor, a mixed school, 75ft by 20ft; infants’  school, 65ft. by 18ft; two classrooms, 38ft. by 23ft and 20ft by 16ft; a covered corridor connecting both schools ; large playground, and necessary appurtenances. The first floor, which is over the centre portion of the building, will be used for a meeting room, and is 43ft by 23ft, and is well fitted up in pitch pine. All the rooms are lofty, and the ventilation has been carried out upon the most approved principle. The rooms are thoroughly furnished with every educational appliance, and no expense seems to have been spared to make the schools efficient.

The general contractor has been Mr. John Johnson, who has carried out the work in a most satisfactory manner, and the sub-contractors—stonework, Mr. Wm, Winnard; carpenter and joiners’ work, Mr. C. B. Holmes; slating, ‘Messrs. Liptrot; plastering, Messrs. Livsey and Parkinson; plumbing and glazing, Mr. Atherton; painting, Mr. J. Taylor (all of Wigan); and heating apparatus, by Mr. Seward, of Preston.

Source: Wigan Observer.

Now demolished - on the site of the current Lidl supermarket

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