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Tootal, Broadhurst and Lee Building, Manchester

Description: Tootal, Broadhurst and Lee Building

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 454851

OS Grid Reference: SJ8402497647
OS Grid Coordinates: 384024, 397647
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4753, -2.2422

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

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

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Listing Text


698-1/32/265 (West side)
03/10/74 No.56
Tootal, Broadhurst & Lee Building


Textiles warehouse, now offices. 1896-8 (dated 1896 over
doorway), by J.Sankey Gibbons. Probably steel-framed, clad in
red brick with liberal dressings of buff and yellow terracotta
(roof not visible). Large rectangular plan. Baroque style.
Five storeys with basements and attic, 7 bays plus canted
corners; glazed terracotta to ground floor with raised
banding, alternating bands of red brick and yellow terracotta
to all upper floors; cornice over ground floor, banded piers
to 1st floor serving as pedestals to giant Corinthian
colonnade at 2nd and 3rd floor which has a modillioned cornice
and finishes as an arcade of semi-circular windows at 4th
floor; very prominent modillioned cornice, attic treated as a
parapet and raised in the centre; set-in semi-octagonal corner
turrets rising from 2nd floor and capped by colonnaded
octagonal cupolas with prominent cornices and apex finials
with flagmasts. Massive central round-headed doorway with
banded surround and cartouche dated 1896, set in architrave of
coupled banded columns and broken pediment; 6-light windows
with transoms. Right-hand return to Great Bridgewater Street,
5:2:5 bays in matching style, but the 2-bay centre with
coupled round-headed loading-bay arches at ground floor
(furnished with wrought-iron gates in Art Nouveau style), and
pedimented attic. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8402497647

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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