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Latitude: 53.4801 / 53°28'48"N
Longitude: -2.2419 / 2°14'30"W
OS Eastings: 384040
OS Northings: 398185
OS Grid: SJ840981
Mapcode National: GBR DKH.7G
Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JSMF
Entry Name: 60 AND 62, SPRING GARDENS (See details for further address information)
Location: Manchester, M2
Locality: City Centre
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Listing Date: 6 June 1994
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 457649
Source ID: 1270662
SJ8498SW SPRING GARDENS
698-1/28/380 (West side)
Nos.60 AND 62
Formerly known as: Nos.60 AND 62 Gartside's SPRING GARDENS.
Includes: No.58 FOUNTAIN STREET.
Manufacturers' warehouse, subsequently insurance office. 1882,
by Alfred Waterhouse, for Gartside & Co; altered. Sandstone
ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular plan on corner site, with
narrow chamfered corners. Renaissance style. Four storeys and
attic, 7 bays plus the corners; rusticated ground floor with
cornice, string-courses and sill-bands to the upper floors,
modillioned main cornice, panelled parapet interrupted by
pedimented attic dormers, and octagonal corner turret with
domed caps and slender apex lanterns. The ground floor is an
arcade of round-headed arches with stepped voussoirs, with
doorways in the 3 central arches and C20 plate-glass glazing
in the others, and a similar doorway in the chamfered corner;
the upper floors have 2-light mullioned windows, with carved
panels between those at 1st and 2nd floors and raised
bracketed sills to those at 3rd floor, and single-light
windows to the corners (including the 1st stage of the
turrets). The attic dormers have single-light windows in
moulded architraves which have scrolled consoles at the sides
and pedimented tops on consoles, and the turrets have very
small 2-light mullioned windows to the upper stage. Left
return (to Fountain Street) in matching style, plus a loading
bay doorway at the further end. Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: SJ8404098185
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