Description: County Court
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 456845
OS Grid Reference: SJ8336498014
OS Grid Coordinates: 383364, 398014
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4786, -2.2521
SJ8398 QUAY STREET
698-1/16/346 (South side)
03/10/74 County Court
Town house, recently court. Mid C18 with later additions,
altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with stucco plinth, roof
not visible. Deep rectangular plan formed by double-depth main
range with rear extensions. Three storeys over basement, a
symmetrical 5-bay facade with 1-bay centre breaking forwards
slightly; with plinth and modillioned eaves cornice. The
doorway in the centre has a late C19 pilastered doorcase with
frieze and cornice (replacing original raised pedimented
doorway approached by double flight of steps); the windows
have plain reveals, raised sills and flat-arched heads, with
12-pane sashes at ground and 1st floors and 9-pane sashes at
2nd floor; and the basement has segmental-headed windows.
Later wing attached at right-hand side, raised and altered in
C20. The 7-window left return wall (to Byrom Street) has,
inter alia, blind windows next to the front, a doorway and 2
round-headed stair-windows at the junction with the back
extension, various sashed windows with glazing bars, and a
parapet ramped to conceal the gable. Interior not inspected.
History: formerly residence of Richard Cobden, politician and
reformer; subsequently home of Owen's College, which later
became University of Manchester.
Listing NGR: SJ8336498014
Source: English Heritage
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