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1-5, Central Street (See Details for Further Address Information), Manchester

Description: 1-5, Central Street (See Details for Further Address Information)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 387975

OS Grid Reference: SJ8377298022
OS Grid Coordinates: 383772, 398022
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4787, -2.2460

Location: County Street, Manchester M2 5WR

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M2 5WR

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Listing Text


698-1/27/42 (North side)
03/10/74 Nos.1 TO 5 (Odd)


Probably a warehouse, subsequently Post Office, now offices
etc. Mid to later C19, altered. Red brick in Flemish bond,
with sandstone dressings (roof concealed). Long rectangular
plan. Simplified palazzo style. Four storeys and basement, a
16-bay facade, very regular; with rusticated vermiculated
plinth, rusticated quoins, sill-bands to the upper floors, and
a frieze of roundels; an arcaded ground floor of round-headed
arches which have coupled piers, moulded imposts and keyed
moulded heads, containing segmental-headed windows to the
basement and round-headed sashes to the ground floor, except
the 8th arch which is a doorway, the 10th which has an
inserted doorway, and the last, which is a waggon arch;
recessed segmental-headed sashes without glazing bars on all
upper floors, all with moulded surrounds and stilted
hoodmoulds with keystones. Four-bay left return wall (7
Southmill Street) in matching style. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8377298022

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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