Ship Canal House, Manchester
Description: Ship Canal House
Date Listed: 9 March 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 388249
OS Grid Reference: SJ8396198244
OS Grid Coordinates: 383961, 398244
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4807, -2.2431
Location: King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 6AY
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SJ8398SE KING STREET
698-1/27/196 (South side)
09/03/82 Nos.88 TO 96 (Even)
Ship Canal House
Office building. 1927, by Harry S.Fairhurst. Steel-framed
structure with cladding of Portland stone (roof not visible).
L-shaped plan (rectangular but for re-entrant round rear of
44-46 Brown Street). C20 classical style. Seven storeys with
basement and attic, 7 bays, symmetrical; with channelled
rustication to ground floor, unusual giant colonnaded screen
to 5th and 6th floors consisting of paired fluted Tuscan
columns in antis, plain frieze and prominent mutuled cornice,
parapet surmounted by figure of Neptune flanked by Tritons,
and set-back attic storey. The centre has a round-headed
entrance arch breaking into the 1st floor, with rusticated
voussoirs and triple keystone, and internal steps up to a
recessed doorway; and above this a stone balcony and
pedimented architrave the central 2nd floor window. Otherwise
all the windows have plain surrounds and margin panes to
centrally-hinged casement openings, those behind the colonnade
being tiered; and the attic has lunettes. Right-hand side
abutted by Nos 84-86 (q.v.), left side abutted by No.98
(q.v.). Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: SJ8396198244
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