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103, Princess Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4769 / 53°28'36"N

Longitude: -2.2391 / 2°14'20"W

OS Eastings: 384226

OS Northings: 397827

OS Grid: SJ842978

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.VM

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KVZW

Entry Name: 103, Princess Street

Location: Manchester, M1

County: Manchester

Locality: City Centre

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Listing Date: 11 May 1972

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456840

Source ID: 1247391

Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8497NW PRINCESS STREET
698-1/32/341 (North East side)
11/05/72 No.103
(Formerly Listed as:
PRINCESS STREET
(East side)
No.103
Municipal High School of Commerce)

GV II*

Mechanics' Institute, now museum. 1854, by J.E.Gregan; altered
and internally remodelled. Red brick in Flemish bond with
sandstone dressings (roof not visible). Irregular plan within
a parallelogram, on an island site. Italian palazzo style.
Three storeys with cellar and added attic, 7 bays,
symmetrical; stone plinth, sill-bands to all floors, plain
frieze, modillioned cornice, high pilastered parapet
disguising added attic. Central round-headed doorway with
moulded stone surround and very prominent cornice on consoles;
tall 4-pane sashed windows to all floors, all with moulded
architraves, those at ground floor with cornices, aprons, and
raised sills on large brackets, and those at 1st floor with
segmental pediments on consoles, and blind-balustraded aprons
linked by a band. Left return wall has one bay in matching
style, with a lettered plaque near the front corner, and then
breaks forwards, the further portion having a large tripartite
window on each floor, both with stone surrounds but the upper
larger and with round-headed lights. History: the first Trades
Union Congress was held in this building.


Listing NGR: SJ8422697827

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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