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Merchants Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4742 / 53°28'27"N

Longitude: -2.2561 / 2°15'21"W

OS Eastings: 383099

OS Northings: 397526

OS Grid: SJ830975

Mapcode National: GBR DGK.5L

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.9XXZ

Entry Name: Merchants Warehouse

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387967

Location: Manchester, M3

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SJ 8397 NW,
698-1/30/39,

MANCHESTER,
CASTLE STREET (West side),
Merchants Warehouse

20.06.88

GV

II

Former canal warehouse serving Bridgewater Canal terminus, offices from early C21. Dated 1823 on pier between shipping holes; altered, fire-damaged and
derelict when surveyed: Brown brick in English garden-wall bond, with some
sandstone dressings, slate roof (damaged). Rectangular plan of
6 structural bays occupying whole of west end of north quay.
West facade (to the canal) 4 storeys and 1:2:6:2:1 windows
separated by former loading slots. The centre has two semi-circular arched shipping holes rising into the 1st floor,
with a cylindrical sandstone pier and responds which have
concave caps brought to a square, that in the centre inscribed
"1823", timber lintels and wooden screens in the arches above;
the loading slots have doorways at ground floor but are
otherwise bricked-up, and those to the right have wooden
gabled hoist-canopies; small round-headed windows with glazing
bars and tilting casement openings in the lower half, all
damaged. Moulded stone cornice with blocking course. The east
facade is 3-storeyed, with similar windows and 4 surviving
3-stage loading slots (only partly bricked up) but the top
floor of the northern half and its roof are missing. INTERIOR:
not inspected, but reported to have timber beams, and remains
of winding gear in roof. Distinctive feature of Bridgewater
Canal terminus site, of considerable historical interest.


Listing NGR: SJ8309997526

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