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Description: Civic Theatre
Date Listed: 30 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 212970
OS Grid Reference: SJ7970494466
OS Grid Coordinates: 379704, 394466
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4466, -2.3070
STRETFORD CHESTER ROAD
SJ 89 SW
(SJ 7994 SE)
5/12 Civic Theatre
Free public library, overseer's office and lecture rooms,
now offices.1879. Given by John Rylands. Brick with ashlar
dressings and slate roof. 9 bays with 2 storeys. Mixed
Gothic Revival. Symmetrical elevation with central entrance
and tower. Paired sash ground floor windows with separating
colonnettes and carved roundels to the arched stone lintels.
Foliated carving to impost band. Sash windows to first floor
with ornate cast-iron balconies. The window in bay 8 has
been reduced in height. Coped parapet above crocket frieze.
A 3-light gabled dormer window breaks the symmetry. Bold
stone pinnacles overhang at the corners. The tower has grand
panelled double-doors below a moulded arch, a balcony with
cast-iron parapet at the third stage, clock faces, a
machicolated frieze and a steep pyramidal roof.Interior:
the central stair hall is surrounded by quatrefoil columns
with carved capitals. Coloured floor tiles, glazed wall
tiles, panelled doors with elaborate surrounds, plaster
cornices and the grand stair which has a roll-moulded rail
and prominent newel post include some of the internal
Listing NGR: SJ7970494466
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Source: English Heritage
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