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Brazil House, Manchester

Description: Brazil House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 456841

OS Grid Reference: SJ8424097802
OS Grid Coordinates: 384240, 397802
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4767, -2.2389

Location: Brazil Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 3PW

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M1 3PW

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Listing Text

MANCHESTER

SJ8497NW PRINCESS STREET
698-1/32/342 (North East side)
03/10/74 Nos.105 AND 107
Brazil House

GV II

Pair of shipping warehouses, now offices, etc. c.1870-80;
altered. Yellow brick with sandstone dressings (roof not
visible). Trapeziform plan on island site, at right-angles to
street, with rear loading bay. Eclectic style, with some
Gothic features. Four storeys over basements, 2+2 windows (the
outer windows tripartite), symmetrical; with chamfered plinth,
saw-tooth sill-bands to all floors, impost bands to all except
the top floor, heavily bracketed cornice. The ground floor has
tall coupled doorways in the centre, with pilaster jambs,
carved stiff-leaf imposts, and 5-stepped segmental-arched
heads with keyblocks, flanked by tripartite windows with
segmental-arched centre lights and moulded surrounds with
stiff-leaf imposts; the upper floors all have square-headed
tripartite windows to the outer bays and single-light windows
over the doors, those at 1st and 2nd floors with pilaster
jambs and the lower with stilted moulded heads. All these
windows sashed without glazing bars. Lift-head on roof. Return
sides very simple, with windows grouped 4, 4, 4 and 2; loading
bay entrances at rear end. Interior not inspected. Forms group
with No.103 to left (q.v.) and 109 to right (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ8424097802

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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