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Gatehouse of Strangeways Gaol, Manchester

Description: Gatehouse of Strangeways Gaol

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 457638

OS Grid Reference: SJ8380099527
OS Grid Coordinates: 383800, 399527
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4922, -2.2456

Location: 32 Southall Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 4FY

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M4 4FY

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Listing Text


698-1/14/576 (North side)
03/10/74 Gatehouse of Strangeways Gaol


Gatehouse of gaol. 1866-8, by Alfred Waterhouse. Red brick
with sandstone dressings and steeply-pitched slate roofs.
Irregular plan. French Gothic style. Three storeys and 3 bays
plus 2-storey 3-bay wing to left. The principal element,
consisting of a central entrance archway flanked by
semi-octagonal turrets, has battered sandstone rubble plinths
to the turrets, plain stone bands and a 1st floor
string-course, emphaticlly bracketed eaves, octagonal-conical
roofs to the turrets, and 2 tall chimneys on the central
ridge. The 2-storey centre has a large round-headed arch
moulded in 3 orders, with massive double doors and a plain
fanlight, and a round-headed niche at 1st floor containing the
Royal Arms, flanked by single-light windows; the 3-storey
turrets have single-light windows diminishing in the height,
with iron bar grilles to all floors of the right-hand turret
and ground floor of the left turret. Two storey wing to left,
in matching style, including bay window to left and gabled
porch to right.

Listing NGR: SJ8380099527

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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