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Bridgewater House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4752 / 53°28'30"N

Longitude: -2.24 / 2°14'24"W

OS Eastings: 384165

OS Northings: 397640

OS Grid: SJ841976

Mapcode National: GBR DKK.N6

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KXJ5

Entry Name: Bridgewater House

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Last Amended: 6 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458157

Location: Manchester, M1

County: Manchester

Locality: City Centre

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8497NW WHITWORTH STREET
698-1/32/438 (North side)
Nos.58 AND 60
Bridgewater House

GV II

Shipping warehouse, now offices. 1912, by Harry S.Fairhurst.
Steel frame with cladding of sandstone ashlar and white glazed
terracotta (roof concealed). Large rectangular plan, with
loading bay at rear. Eclectic style. Eight storeys with
basement, 19 bays, symmetrical, with strong horizontal
division, the first 2 floors of stone, treated as a rustic
with channelled rusticated piers, moulded frieze and prominent
modillioned cornice, the upper floors of white glazed
terracotta, the 2nd floor with a prominent panelled cornice on
coupled brackets, the next 4 floors with tiered canted bay
windows in alternate bays, and a modillioned main cornice
interrupted in the centre by a 5-bay penthouse with pilastered
end bays and a parapet with upstand. The ground floor has a
massive sill-band (over rock-faced piers at basement level),
interrupted between the 6th and 9th and the 14th and 17th bays
by square-headed entrances with doorways which have profile
medallions of the Duke of Bridgewater on the lintels and
3-light overlights at 1st-floor level; otherwise, each bay has
metal-framed windows to the ground and 1st floors and bronze
panels between these. The upper floors have square windows
(except the canted bays) and various forms of enrichment
including geometric panels, fasces, wreaths and corrupt-leaf
pendants. Return sides have 2 bays in matching style (with
monogram at 6th floor level), and continue in plain
rectilinear grid form. Interior not inspected. Forms group
with Palace Theatre to left (q.v.), and Refuge Assurance
Buildings (q.v.) and India House opposite (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ8416597639

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