109 and 111, Portland Street, Manchester
Description: 109 and 111, Portland Street
Date Listed: 6 June 1994
English Heritage Building ID: 456057
OS Grid Reference: SJ8412697827
OS Grid Coordinates: 384126, 397827
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4769, -2.2406
Location: A5103, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 4GX
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SJ8497NW PORTLAND STREET
698-1/32/310 (South East side)
Nos.109 AND 111
Various warehouses (and office of Venezuela Vice Consulate in
1905), now partly bar and nightclub but mostly undergoing
renovation at time of survey. c.1860-70. Red brick in Flemish
bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Rectangular
plan parallel to street with loading at rear. Eclectic style.
Basement with sub-basement, 5 and 4 storeys with attics, 3+2
bays; banded pilasters and bracketed cornice to ground floor
(continued from Nos 105-7, q.v.), sill-bands to 3rd and 4th
floors, bracketed eaves cornice, mansard roofs with dormers.
No.109 is a symmetrical 3-bay composition, the centre breaking
forwards slightly, and has a wide segmental-headed entrance
archway with panelled pilasters and reveals and projected
cornice on enriched consoles, and an internal flight of steps
to recessed sliding double doors; sashed windows which are
square-headed at ground floor, round-headed at 1st floor,
segmental-headed at 3rd and 4th floors, diminishing in the
height and most coupled, with various enrichments; and 3
dormers with pedimented stone architraves. No.111 to the right
is 2 bays in matching design (minus the 4th floor) with the
entrance in the 2nd bay. The rear has 2 sections of
full-height glazing, one tripartite and the other bipartite,
with integral loading doors. INTERIOR: 5 rows of iron columns
and wooden beams; remains of showroom decoration at 1st floor.
Forms group with No.103, and Nos 105 and 107 to left (q.v.),
and with Nos 113 to 119 to right (q.v.), together comprising a
complete block of former warehouses.
Listing NGR: SJ8412697827
Source: English Heritage
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