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Rylands Building (Debenhams), Manchester

Description: Rylands Building (Debenhams)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 June 1994
English Heritage Building ID: 388312

OS Grid Reference: SJ8425698414
OS Grid Coordinates: 384256, 398414
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4822, -2.2387

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M1 1NN

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Listing Text


698-1/28/231 (North side)
Nos.109 TO 127 (Odd)
Rylands Building (Debenhams)


Wholesale textile warehouse, now department store. 1932, by
Harry S.Fairhurst, for Rylands and Sons. Steel frame with
cladding of Portland stone (roof concealed). Very large
irregular quadrilateral plan. Modernist classical style. Seven
storeys, 18 bays. Grid-iron rectilinear facade above ground
floor, with chamfered piers and enriched panels between
floors; 6-pane windows, very high parapet; broad and emphatic
canted corner turrets with 4-storey windows and arcaded drums
with sloped roofs. One of the last and biggest textile
warehouses built in the city.

Listing NGR: SJ8425698414

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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