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Description: Ashton Building
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 213707
OS Grid Reference: SJ3585690401
OS Grid Coordinates: 335856, 390401
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4065, -2.9663
SJ 3590 SE ASHTON STREET
55/103 Ashton Building
Formerly Faculty of Arts, dated 1913, by Briggs,
Wolstenholme and Thornely. Brick and Portland stone, 4
storeys, 9 bays. End bays of 3 storeys only. Centre 5 bays
break forward under pediment. Rusticated ground floor with
round arches (entrance and 6 windows). 1st and 2nd floors
have giant Ionic fluted pilasters and 2 tiers of rectangular
windows. Frieze above with egg and dart moulding; top floor
with panelled pilasters between windows. Rich cornice and
pediment at top, with centre shield, mantling and date. 1st
bay has 2-storey bow flanked by narrow windows. Last bay
has large rusticated round-arched gateway with mask
keystone. Both end bays have 2nd floor tripartite window
with colonnettes and top balustraded parapet with affronted
sphinxes. Courtyard facade has centre aedicule with
sculptured group of seated figures in pediment.
Listing NGR: SJ3585690401
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Source: English Heritage
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