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Museum of Science and Industry, Air and Space Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4765 / 53°28'35"N

Longitude: -2.2535 / 2°15'12"W

OS Eastings: 383270

OS Northings: 397786

OS Grid: SJ832977

Mapcode National: GBR DGJ.QR

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.CW46

Entry Name: Museum of Science and Industry, Air and Space Museum

Listing Date: 17 May 1974

Last Amended: 16 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388280

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


SJ8397NW, 698-1/30/217

(North side),
Museum of Science and Industry, Air
and Space Museum

(Formerly Listed as: LIVERPOOL ROAD
(North side)
City Exhibition Hall)




Formerly known as: Lower Campfield Market LIVERPOOL ROAD.
Market hall, now museum. 1876, by Mangnall and Littlewood.
Cast-iron and wood with slate and glass roofs. Large
rectangular plan in the form of a nave with north and south
aisles under parallel roofs, and north and south transepts to
the centre and both ends. Two storeys, 1:3:1:3:1 bays, the
centre and ends gabled, and the centre both wider and higher.
Cast-iron columns with crocket caps, each bay divided
horizontally by a moulded cornice, with small columns and
decorated cast-iron railings below this and large-paned
glazing above. The centre has a tall segmental-headed doorway
rising into the glazed upper portion, a latticed band above
eaves level, the gable filled with round-headed lights with
slender shafts and margin panes, a bracketed cornice and the
gable end of a continuous louvred ventilator, with a finial.
Each end bay has a segmental-arched open-work panel in the
centre, and an elliptical-arched iron bressummer to the gable,
with glazing like that of the centre. The intermediate bays
have oversailing eaves with scallop fringes, and continuous
ridge ventilators. Three-bay east and west ends in matching
style. Interior: cast-iron pillars with decorated caps
carrying latticed girders, slender elliptical-arched latticed
roof girders. Forms group with former Higher Campfield Market
Hall to east (q.v.), by same architects in very similar style.

Listing NGR: SJ8327097786

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