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Description: Art Gallery and Library
Date Listed: 29 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 210706
OS Grid Reference: SD8031610614
OS Grid Coordinates: 380316, 410614
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5917, -2.2988
SD 8010 NW MOSS STREET
Art Gallery and Library
1899-1901, by Woodhouse and Willoughby of Manchester. On corner with Moss Street.
Free classical style. Ashlar, to main fronts. Mostly 2 storeys, with basement
behind plain coped parapet. Order of unfluted Ionic columns on ground floor, with
entablature broken forward over each column. On symmetrical Silver Street front
there are no columns to re-entrant corners, and on first floor the columns of a second
(modified unfluted Doric) order are limited to pairs framing the mid part of each
advanced end section; above these again is a third order framing pedimented sedicules,
providing gable terminations to pitched roofs. Triple-arch entrance is surmounted
by cartouche flanked by standing female figures and balustrading. 3 large windows
to each bay of advanced sections on ground floor; no windows on 1st floor, but bas-
relief frieze of crowded figures. Moss Street front is broadly similar, but with
only one 3-tier order, the lowest tier of which forms a 3-bay portico, providing
entry to the Art Gallery and Museum. Balustrading over first storey entablature between
sedicules on both fronts. Built as condition of gift of Wrigley Collection of
Listing NGR: SD8031610614
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Source: English Heritage
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