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107, Piccadilly, Manchester

Description: 107, Piccadilly

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 456027

OS Grid Reference: SJ8463398145
OS Grid Coordinates: 384633, 398145
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4798, -2.2330

Location: 6 Lena Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 2DB

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

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Listing Text


698-1/29/293 (North East side)
03/10/74 No.107


Cotton manufacturers' showroom and warehouse, now part
amusement shop, part showroom. Dated 1899 in gable of
right-hand return wall; by Charles Heathcote, probably for
Horrocks Crewdson & Co; altered. Iron frame and concrete
floors with cladding of red sandstone and red brick, roofs of
slate and glass. Rectangular block (linked by gang bridge to
rectangular rear block on Lena Street, qv.). Jacobean-baroque
style. Basement, 5 storeys and attic, 5 bays; very elaborate
design including banded ground floor, string-courses to the
upper floors, 3-bay Ionic colonnaded centre at 3rd and 4th
floors surmounted by a tall decorated gable and flanked by
extruded turrets, and a corbelled corner turret to the right.
The 1st bay has a wide round-headed entrance arch with run-out
banded surround and ornamented wrought-iron gates, and above
this a stepped transomed window with swan-neck pediment and
aedicule above lettered "Founded 1848"; otherwise, the ground
floor has altered openings, the 1st and 3rd floors have
various semicircular and transomed windows, the 2nd and 4th
have mullioned windows (those at top floor with blocked
mullions); the corner turret rises from a corbel with
finely-carved bracket including 2 children displaying a
shield; and all the turrets have domed caps. The right-hand
return wall (to Lena Street), a 5-window facade, has (inter
alia) sloped basement windows protected by Art Nouveau
railings, a 4-bay Ionic pilastrade at 3rd and 4th floors and
shaped gable dated 1899. Rear has (inter alia) a rebuilt
gang-bridge at 1st to 4th floors linking with Lena Street
warehouse block. INTERIOR: porch and entrance hall with
decorated glazed tiled pilasters and arcades; staircase with
wrought-iron Art Nouveau balusters to 2nd floor and wooden
Jacobean style balusters above; 1st-floor showroom with
decorated tiled pillars, moulded pilaster beams and dentilled
cornices; ladies' room with Art Nouveau stained glass windows;
on upper floors, cast-iron columns and wrought-iron beams,
white glazed tiled walls and built-counters below all windows;
light steel roof trusses with tension rods, large skylights.
Fine example of the type, but unoccupied above 1st floor at
time of survey.

Listing NGR: SJ8463398145

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Source: English Heritage

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