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The British Council

A Grade II Listed Building in Didsbury West, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4217 / 53°25'18"N

Longitude: -2.2457 / 2°14'44"W

OS Eastings: 383770

OS Northings: 391686

OS Grid: SJ837916

Mapcode National: GBR DXRW.M4

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.G8V5

Entry Name: The British Council

Listing Date: 27 April 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197801

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387915

Location: Manchester, M20

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Didsbury West

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: West Didsbury Christ Church and St Christopher Withington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/01/2018

SJ 89 SW, 698-1/8/636

Barlow Moor (south side),
No. 139

(Formerly Listed as: The British Council)



Large detached house, now British Council offices (when surveyed). Late C19.
Red brick, red tile roof. Square plan plus large
porch-cum-staircase on north side. Queen Anne style. Two
storeys over cellars, with a string course, deeply coved
plastered eaves, and steeply pitched roofs. The entrance front
is dominated by a large stair-turret in the centre, which has
a full-width balcony on large stone brackets, with
wrought-iron railings, the doorway beneath this and a very
large canted oriel rising from balcony to eaves, with wooden
transoms and mullions including a semicircular light in the
centre, and a parapet with central pediment; and a hipped roof
with shaped brick upstand including a terracotta panel; the
side ranges have only one narrow window at ground floor. East
front has (inter alia) a round-headed archway in the centre,
and a small 1st-floor oriel to the right (in similar style to
that at the front, including upstand above); south front has
2-storey canted bay to right, with cross-windows, parapet and
large shaped gable in roof behind. Very tall chimneys.
Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8377091686

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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