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103, Princess Street, Manchester

Description: 103, Princess Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 May 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 456840

OS Grid Reference: SJ8422697827
OS Grid Coordinates: 384226, 397827
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4769, -2.2391

Location: Hart Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 6DD

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

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Listing Text


698-1/32/341 (North East side)
11/05/72 No.103
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Municipal High School of Commerce)


Mechanics' Institute, now museum. 1854, by J.E.Gregan; altered
and internally remodelled. Red brick in Flemish bond with
sandstone dressings (roof not visible). Irregular plan within
a parallelogram, on an island site. Italian palazzo style.
Three storeys with cellar and added attic, 7 bays,
symmetrical; stone plinth, sill-bands to all floors, plain
frieze, modillioned cornice, high pilastered parapet
disguising added attic. Central round-headed doorway with
moulded stone surround and very prominent cornice on consoles;
tall 4-pane sashed windows to all floors, all with moulded
architraves, those at ground floor with cornices, aprons, and
raised sills on large brackets, and those at 1st floor with
segmental pediments on consoles, and blind-balustraded aprons
linked by a band. Left return wall has one bay in matching
style, with a lettered plaque near the front corner, and then
breaks forwards, the further portion having a large tripartite
window on each floor, both with stone surrounds but the upper
larger and with round-headed lights. History: the first Trades
Union Congress was held in this building.

Listing NGR: SJ8422697827

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Source: English Heritage

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