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Princes Buildings, Manchester

Description: Princes Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 April 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 454850

OS Grid Reference: SJ8396097776
OS Grid Coordinates: 383960, 397776
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4765, -2.2431

Location: 34 Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 6EY

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M1 6EY

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Listing Text


698-1/31/264 (West side)
04/04/74 Nos.18,20,24-28 (Even)
Princes Buildings


Shops and offices, entirely rebuilt late C20 except the
facade. 1903, by I.R.E.Birkett. Pale buff brick with dressings
of matching terracotta. Art Nouveau style. Four storeys and 8
bays, with attic (except over 8th bay). Facade dominated by
exuberant attic which has 5 bays of 3- and 2-light windows
with semi-circular sunk parapets forming an undulating line
punctuated by 8 tall chimneys, and elaborate open balustrades
in the 1st and 7th bays. Otherwise, the ground floor has a
round-headed archway to the 1st bay, shallow segmental-headed
arches to the 7th and 8th, and square-headed openings in the
others, mostly with arched glazing, and with Art Nouveau
decoration on the piers between; the 1st and 7th bays have
giant 3-storey segmental arches containing 2-storey canted
oriels, the intermediate bays have 2-light windows and Lombard
friezes, the 8th bay has 4-light windows to the 1st and 2nd
floors with dropped sills to the centre lights, and all
windows have surrounds with elaborate terracotta enrichment.

Listing NGR: SJ8396097776

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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