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66 and 68, Fountain Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4797 / 53°28'46"N

Longitude: -2.2424 / 2°14'32"W

OS Eastings: 384011

OS Northings: 398137

OS Grid: SJ840981

Mapcode National: GBR DKH.4M

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JSFR

Entry Name: 66 and 68, Fountain Street

Location: Manchester, M2

County: Manchester

Locality: City Centre

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Listing Date: 28 June 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388139

Source ID: 1282966

Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8498SW FOUNTAIN STREET
698-1/28/138 (West side)
28/06/74 Nos.66 AND 68

GV II

Commercial building (perhaps warehouse or offices). Dated 1868
on doorway to Booth Street; slightly altered. Red brick in
Flemish bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roof.
Triangular plan on acutely-angled corner site, with very
narrow 1-bay entrance front at south end. Venetian Gothic
style. Four-storey 8-window facade to Fountain Street,
symmetrical, with vermiculated rustication to the basement,
sill-bands to all floors (the top 2 with saw-tooth bands under
them), prominent bracketed cornice, steeply-pitched roof with
inserted attic windows; wide segmental-headed arch in centre
of ground floor with deeply-recessed window, flanked by
3-light windows which have round-headed lights with 2-centred
arched banded extradoses, and shafts with carved capitals,
these openings linked by foliated imposts; windows at 1st and
2nd floors in similar style, grouped 3, 2 and 3, those at 1st
floor stilted; continuous arcade of stilted windows at 3rd
floor. One-bay south end has round-headed doorway in stone
surround, with shafts (1 twisted and 1 of polished granite),
carved capitals and foliated imposts, 2-centred arched
hoodmould, panelled door and plain fanlight; 2-light windows
at 1st and 2nd floors, single-light window at 3rd floor. Booth
Street facade, 9 windows in matching style and similar doorway
at north end, with carved tympanum, and lettered roundels in
the spandrels (monogram to left, "1868" to right). Interior
not inspected.


Listing NGR: SJ8401198137

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