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Description: Tootal, Broadhurst and Lee Building
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
SJ8497NW OXFORD STREET
698-1/32/265 (West side)
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
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Source: English Heritage
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