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Central House, Manchester

Description: Central House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 456833

OS Grid Reference: SJ8426197708
OS Grid Coordinates: 384261, 397708
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4759, -2.2386

Location: 74 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 6JD

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

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Listing Text


698-1/32/334 (South West side)
03/10/74 No.74
Central House


Shipping warehouse. 1880, by Corson and Aitken, renovated
1989. Red brick with red sandstone dressings, steeply-pitched
slate roof with obelisk finials. Almost rectangular plan at
right-angles to street and parallel to Rochdale Canal on north
side (this wall following a slight northward bend in the
canal). Scottish Baronial style. Four storeys with basement
and attic, a 5-window range between large corner tourelles
which rise from moulded corbels at 1st floor and terminate in
slated conical spires at attic level; with a sill-band to
ground floor, string-course to 1st floor, sill-band to 2nd
floor, string-course over 3rd floor, and attic dormers
breaking through the eaves, the 2nd and 4th with crow-stepped
steeply-pitched gables finished with coupled cylindrical
chimneys. Heavily-moulded doorway next to right-hand tourelle,
with balustraded balcony over; 1st-floor windows of 1:2:1:2:1
lights (the outer ones smaller), otherwise single-light sashes
on all floors, those at 2nd floor segmental-headed; attic
windows with moulded stone architraves, the 1st, 3rd and 5th
with segmental pediments (2nd and 4th in the gables).
Rectangular lancet windows to the tourelles. Interior not
inspected. Forms part of uninterrupted linear group of similar
buildings on this side of Princess Street.

Listing NGR: SJ8426197708

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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