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Newton Buildings, Manchester

Description: Newton Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 454813

OS Grid Reference: SJ8466198366
OS Grid Coordinates: 384661, 398366
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4818, -2.2326

Location: 40 Port Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 2AN

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M1 2AN

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Listing Text


698-1/29/253 (South East side)
20/06/88 No.50
Newton Buildings


Hat manufacturers' premises. c.1900, altered. Iron frame and
concrete floors, with cladding of ashlar, and red brick with
buff terracotta dressings, slate roof. Trapezoidal plan on
end-of-block site parallel to Hilton Street. Free baroque
style. Basement and 4 storeys plus full attic storey and
mansard attic; distinguished by 3-storey giant arcades above
ground floor, 2 bays to Newton Street, 5 bays to Hilton Street
and 3 bays to Port Street; with cornices over ground and 3rd
floors. The Newton street facade has a round-headed doorway to
the right, with an architrave including 2 columns and a large
segmental pediment; the ground floor of all 3 sides has wide
rectangular windows with keyed lintels; the arcaded upper
floors have wide round-headed arches with quoined surrounds
and keystones, most filled by original glazed screens with
wooden frames and metal glazing bars making panes of varied
size, the windows of the 1st and 2nd floors including floating
segmental pediments; but the 2nd and 4th bays to Hilton Street
with 2-storey canted oriels enriched with swags etc. The attic
storey has coupled windows except to Newton Street, which has
a large segmental open-pedimented dormer with a round-headed
window, the mansard to Hilton Street has dormers with
segmental pediments. Interior said to have segmental
barrel-vaulted construction.

Listing NGR: SJ8466198366

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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