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Lombard Chambers, Manchester

Description: Lombard Chambers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 387954

OS Grid Reference: SJ8398698224
OS Grid Coordinates: 383986, 398224
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4805, -2.2428

Location: Brown Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 4NH

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M2 4NH

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Listing Text


698-1/27/31 (West side)
03/10/74 Nos.46 AND 48
Lombard Chambers


Bank, now offices. Dated 1868 over doorway, by George
Truefitt. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular plan on
corner site. Eclectic style, with Gothic details. Three
storeys, with a 4-window facade to Brown Street and 4:3-window
facade to Chancery Lane, hinged on a 3-window semi-cylindrical
oriel above ground floor; with channelled rustication at
ground floor, enriched frieze and cornice above 2nd floor, and
steeply-pitched roof with gabled dormers. The principal
feature of both facades is the corner, which has a
round-headed doorway in each side with incised decoration to
the heads and enriched linked imposts, the doorways protected
by a very prominent underhang to the oriel balcony, which has
arch-vaults over the doorways and concave pendentives all
richly carved, including a shield and the date 1868 in the
centre; a wrought-iron balustrade to the balcony, tall curved
French windows at 1st floor with pilaster strips and elaborate
consoles to an enriched cornice, curved casements at 2nd floor
with enriched surrounds, and an attic turret with gables over
windows which have foliated colonnettes and carved tympana,
the whole finished with a wrought-iron corona. Otherwise, each
facade has a 3-bay arcade of windows in style matching the
doorways, plus a doorway to the right of that to Brown Street;
tall casements at 1st floor with cornices on consoles and
linked pseudo-balconies on brackets, a semi-circular balcony
to the window over the right-hand doorway, and windows at 2nd
floor and attic level like those of the oriel; and the further
end of the Chancery Lane facade has a wide round-headed
archway at ground floor, and windows like the others but
without the balcony at 1st floor. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8398698224

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Source: English Heritage

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