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Former Royal Exchange royal Exchange

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4825 / 53°28'56"N

Longitude: -2.2449 / 2°14'41"W

OS Eastings: 383843

OS Northings: 398442

OS Grid: SJ838984

Mapcode National: GBR DJG.LM

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HQ6N

Entry Name: Former Royal Exchange royal Exchange

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388116

Location: Manchester, M2

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


698-1/27/124 (East side)
03/10/74 Nos.1 TO 13 (Odd)
Royal Exchange


Includes: Nos.1 TO 17 OLD BANK STREET.
Includes: Nos.1 TO 7 Former Royal Exchange ST ANN'S SQUARE.
Includes: Nos.2 TO 20 Former Royal Exchange MARKET STREET.
Includes: Nos.2 TO 20 Former Royal Exchange CROSS STREET.
Commercial exchange, now shops, theatre, etc. Rebuilt and
enlarged (for the 4th time on this site) in 1914-21, by
Bradshaw, Gass and Hope. Portland stone, slate roof with 3
glazed domes. Very large approximately rectangular plan on
island site penetrated by east-west arcade at ground floor and
enclosing central atrium at 1st floor. Classical style. Four
storeys with 2 attic storeys; ground floor treated as rustic,
with channelled rusticated piers, giant Corinthian order to
1st, 2nd and 3rd floors with massive entablature and
modillioned cornice; 1st attic storey with cornice and
balustraded parapet, 2nd attic storey in mansard roof, Baroque
turret at north-west corner, domes over other corners. Giant
round-headed entrance arch in west side with wide steps up;
1st and 2nd floor windows set in giant round-headed arches;
mullioned windows to 3rd floor and 1st attic storey. Interior:
very impressive trading hall (now containing modular theatre).

Listing NGR: SJ8384398442

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