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Description: 2, 2a, 4a and 4, Old Market Place
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212781
OS Grid Reference: SJ7677688030
OS Grid Coordinates: 376776, 388030
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3886, -2.3506
SJ 7688 SE ALTRINCHAM OLD MARKET
10/27 Nos. 2, 2A, 4A
- and 4
Commercial premises, now restaurants and offices. 1890's for Sir
William Cunliffe Brooks probably by George Truefitt. Header bond
brick, decorative timber framing and clay tile roof. 5 bays
with 2 storeys (plus attic) and 2 bays on Post Office
Street. Romantic in manner and yet almost symmetrically
composed. Stone plinth, stone bands, decorative timber-
framed eaves band, mansard roof with 3 chimneys. Entrance to
2A and 4A in a central recess with balcony above. On either
side are large shop fronts (little altered) with 2 and 3-
light mullion and transom windows above, 5 windows with
decorative bargeboards, finials and timber-framed gables.
(All windows have leaded lights except for ground floor).
The facade sweeps gracefully into Post Office Street, a
weather-vane on the roof recording the initials of the
patron. The building complements Cunliffe Brooks's other
buildings, Lloyds Bank (q.v.) and Nos. 1 and 3 Market Street
Listing NGR: SJ7677688030
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Source: English Heritage
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