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Ardwick and Ancoats Hospital, Manchester

Description: Ardwick and Ancoats Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 388313

OS Grid Reference: SJ8546498407
OS Grid Coordinates: 385464, 398407
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4822, -2.2205

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M60 4BT

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Listing Text


SJ8598 MILL STREET, Ancoats
698-1/17/455 (South East side)
03/10/74 Ardwick and Ancoats Hospital
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
Ancoats Hospital)


Dispensary and hospital, now hospital. 1879-91, by Lewis and
Crawcroft. Red brick with polychrome bands, steeply-pitched
hipped slate roofs. Irregular plan. Gothic style. Three
storeys and basements, 1:1:3:1:1 bays, symmetrical, the 3-bay
centre and the ends projecting. The centre bay, treated as a
4-stage tower, breaks forwards slightly, has a 2-centred
arched doorway with shafts, the arch inscribed "ANCOATS
HOSPITAL" and an arched extrados band inscribed "ARDWICK AND
ANCOATS DISPENSARY", 2-light windows to the 1st and 2nd
floors, weathered coping with stone turrets, and an elaborate
turret with an oculus and tall oversailing parapet with corner
tourelles (and formerly a saddle-back roof). All the windows
have narrow arched lights with polychrome heads and impost
bands, all those of the 3-bay centre with shafts: the ground
floor has mostly 3-light windows and the 1st floor has mostly
2-light windows, but the recessed bays which have 4 and
3-light windows to these floors; the 2nd floor has 2-light
windows rising into gabled half-dormers. Later additions to
rear. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8546498407

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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