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Entrance Portal and Lodges to Former White City Greyhound Track, Stretford

Description: Entrance Portal and Lodges to Former White City Greyhound Track

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 212974

OS Grid Reference: SJ8125496226
OS Grid Coordinates: 381254, 396226
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4624, -2.2838

Location: Chester Road, Trafford M16 0SN

Locality: Stretford
County: Trafford
Country: England
Postcode: M16 0SN

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Listing Text

SJ 89 NW
(south-east side)
(sJ 8196 SW)
3/16 Entrance portal
and lodges to
former White City
- greyhound track
- II
Entrance portal and lodges. 1828. Ashlar, now painted, with
cast-iron gates. Double vehicular gates flanked by
pedestrian doorways and 2-storey lodges.In a grand classical
manner. Elaborate double cast-iron gates below a semi-
circular keystone arch flanked by freestanding paired
unfluted Ionic columns. The doorways also have cast-iron
gates and blind recesses above. 2-storeyed lodges to either
side with attached giant columns in antis and 12-pane sash
windows on each floor. A bold entablature and blocking
course continues across the entire composition breaking
forward above the freestanding columns. The portal was
originally the entrance to the Botanic Gardens.

Listing NGR: SJ8125496226

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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