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49, Spring Gardens, Manchester

Description: 49, Spring Gardens

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 457648

OS Grid Reference: SJ8405998209
OS Grid Coordinates: 384059, 398209
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4804, -2.2417

Location: Concert Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 2BG

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M2 2BG

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Listing Text


698-1/28/379 (North East side)
03/10/74 No.49
(Formerly Listed as:
(North East side)
National Provincial Bank)


Commercial building, probably textiles warehouse; now offices.
1888-91, by Alfred Waterhouse. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof.
Rectangular plan on end-of-block site, with curved corners,
and loading bay to rear. Eclectic style, with some Gothic
features. Three storeys with basement and attic, 5 unequal
bays plus the corners, symmetrical; with sill-bands and
string-courses to all floors, Lombard frieze over 2nd floor,
slender brackets to moulded cornice, and blind-arcaded parapet
interrupted by gabled attic dormers. The centre bay has a
large square-headed entrance with arched chamfered doorway and
recessed double doors, and over this a bracketed stone balcony
with ornamental iron railings. The windows of all floors
(including the basement) are of 2, 3, 2, 3 and 2 lights, those
to the basement square-headed and furnished with iron bar
grilles, those of the 3 main floors with stilted shouldered
heads and colonnettes which have knobbly foliated caps and
square abaci, and all sashed without glazing bars; the curved
corners have matching 3-light fenestration, with curved
glazing; and the attic dormers have coped gables with
kneelers, ball-finials on the apexes and the kneelers, and
windows with altered glazing. Mansard roof with side-wall
chimneys. Returned sides similar, the left with a
segmental-headed loading bay entrance to the rear bay.
Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8405998209

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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