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Bartons Building Including Barton Arcade

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4827 / 53°28'57"N

Longitude: -2.2463 / 2°14'46"W

OS Eastings: 383750

OS Northings: 398469

OS Grid: SJ837984

Mapcode National: GBR DJG.9K

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.GQKG

Entry Name: Bartons Building Including Barton Arcade

Listing Date: 25 January 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388084

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


MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE DEANSGATE
698-1/27/100 (East side)
25/01/72 Nos.51 TO 63 (Odd)
Barton's Building including Barton
Arcade

GV II*

Includes: Nos.1 AND 3 AND 63 BARTON SQUARE.
Also known as: BARTON SQUARE.
Block of shops and offices enclosing shopping arcades. 1871,
by Corbett, Raby and Sawyer; restored late C20. Cast-iron and
glass with facing of sandstone ashlar, slate and glass roofs.
Large almost rectangular block intersected by east-west arcade
and L-shaped arcade off south side of this. Eclectic style.
Four storeys and attic, a long 9-bay facade to Deansgate,
divided in half horizontally by a balustraded balcony. The
ground and 1st floors are treated as a single architectural
storey, the bays divided by narrow piers with foliated
capitals, the 3rd and 7th bays being full-height entrances
with pendent semi-circular arches of cast-iron open-work and
the other bays having C20 shop-fronts at ground floor and
arcaded 3-light windows above with slender shafts and enriched
spandrels. The upper floors have bracketed cornices, and
sashed windows with stilted surrounds, except the bays over
the entrances which have pilasters, coupled round-headed
windows at 4th floor and square turrets above, with heavy
bracketed cornices and pierced parapets. Chimneys over the
outer ranges and round-headed dormers over the central range.
Rear (to Barton Square), of cast-iron and glass in Crystal
Palace style, round-headed top with dome and cupola. Interior:
fine example of Victorian shop-and-office arcading, 4-storeyed
and with balconies on 2 levels curved round at the corners and
intersections, furnished with bracketed ornamental cast-iron
balustrades and mahogany handrails; vaulted glazed roof raised
to domes over the north and south ends of the axial arcade.


Listing NGR: SJ8375098469

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