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Charlotte House, Manchester

Description: Charlotte House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 387981

OS Grid Reference: SJ8414998085
OS Grid Coordinates: 384149, 398085
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4793, -2.2403

Location: Back George Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 4HF

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M1 4HF

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Listing Text


698-1/28/46 (South side)
03/10/74 No.10
Charlotte House
(Formerly Listed as:
Charlotte House)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.44, 46 AND 48)


Includes: Nos.44, 46 AND 48 GEORGE STREET.
Cotton merchants' warehouse, now offices. 1857, by Edward
Walters. Sandstone ashlar and light red brick with sandstone
dressings (roof not visible). Rectangular plan. Italian
palazzo style. Basement and 5 storeys (with 4-storey rear), a
9-window symmetrical facade, the ground floor treated as a
rustic, with rusticated rock-faced basement, ashlar ground
floor with cornice, quoined corners, sill- and head-bands to
the upper floors, and prominent modillioned cornice. The
ground floor has a central round-headed doorway in a
square-headed architrave with carved spandrels and a cornice,
and segmental-headed windows with keyed architraves. The
windows at 1st floor are segmental-headed with moulded
architraves, those at 2nd floor have architraves with
pediments, and those of the top 2 floors have simpler
surrounds, but with a raised rosette on a roundel over each at
3rd floor, and an emphatic sill-band to the 4th floor; and the
architraves of the 1st to 3rd floors are vertically linked.
The left return wall to George Street has 4 bays to the same
height, and a 9-bay continuation with 3 doorways but minus the
4th floor, all in matching style. Interior not inspected.
Forms part of a group of 5 similar buildings on this side of
the street, 4 by the same architect. Nos 44, 46 and 48 George
Street was added to the List 31/5/79.

Listing NGR: SJ8414998085

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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