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Latitude: 53.4554 / 53°27'19"N
Longitude: -2.2221 / 2°13'19"W
OS Eastings: 385350
OS Northings: 395433
OS Grid: SJ853954
Mapcode National: GBR DPS.J9
Mapcode Global: WHB9N.VD1V
Entry Name: Xaverian College, Part Of, and Attached Archway
Listing Date: 3 October 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197923
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388303
Location: Manchester, M14
Electoral Ward/Division: Rusholme
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Manchester
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Victoria Park St Chrysostom
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
LOWER PARK ROAD, Rusholme
Xaverian College, part of, and attached archway
Formerly known as: No.8 Firwood LOWER PARK ROAD Rusholme.
Villa, now part of 6th form college. 1874-5, by Alfred
Waterhouse, for T.R.Heatherington; altered. Red brick with
blue brick bands (etc), tiled roofs with cockscomb ridges.
Roughly rectangular plan (plus later additions to rear).
Two-and-a-half storeys plus a tower; with 2 saw-tooth bands
between floors, steeply-pitched gabled roofs, (etc). At the
right-hand corner, in the angle between the front range and
the rear wing, is a rectangular tower which has a gabled
wooden porch on its north side, with open sides and fishscale
tiled roof, various small windows, a shield in the east side,
a stylised Lombard frieze and a steep saddleback roof with
cresting to the ridge. To the left of the tower is a
diagonally-set gabled bay which has 2 tall sashed windows at
ground floor, 2 similar windows and a balcony with
wrought-iron railings at 1st floor, and coupled smaller
windows above; at the left end of the facade is another gabled
bay which has 3 similar windows at ground and 1st floors and
coupled windows above, the ground floor windows protected by a
tiled pentice roof; and the main range between these bays has
a dormer window with half-hipped roof and finial. Most windows
have square-paned leaded glazing, some with stained glass. The
left return wall (south front) is longer and has similar
fenestration including a pentice to the ground-floor, and 2
similar dormers. Attached to the north side is a tall
2-centred archway with steeply pitched gable and ball finial.
Listing NGR: SJ 85350 95433
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