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Princes Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4765 / 53°28'35"N

Longitude: -2.2431 / 2°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 383960

OS Northings: 397776

OS Grid: SJ839977

Mapcode National: GBR DJJ.ZS

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JW27

Entry Name: Princes Buildings

Location: Manchester, M2

County: Manchester

Locality: City Centre

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Listing Date: 4 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454850

Source ID: 1246285

Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8497NE OXFORD STREET
698-1/31/264 (West side)
04/04/74 Nos.18,20,24-28 (Even)
Princes Buildings

GV II

Shops and offices, entirely rebuilt late C20 except the
facade. 1903, by I.R.E.Birkett. Pale buff brick with dressings
of matching terracotta. Art Nouveau style. Four storeys and 8
bays, with attic (except over 8th bay). Facade dominated by
exuberant attic which has 5 bays of 3- and 2-light windows
with semi-circular sunk parapets forming an undulating line
punctuated by 8 tall chimneys, and elaborate open balustrades
in the 1st and 7th bays. Otherwise, the ground floor has a
round-headed archway to the 1st bay, shallow segmental-headed
arches to the 7th and 8th, and square-headed openings in the
others, mostly with arched glazing, and with Art Nouveau
decoration on the piers between; the 1st and 7th bays have
giant 3-storey segmental arches containing 2-storey canted
oriels, the intermediate bays have 2-light windows and Lombard
friezes, the 8th bay has 4-light windows to the 1st and 2nd
floors with dropped sills to the centre lights, and all
windows have surrounds with elaborate terracotta enrichment.


Listing NGR: SJ8396097776

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