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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200850
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388084
Location: Manchester, M3
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
698-1/27/100 (East side)
25/01/72 Nos.51 TO 63 (Odd)
Barton's Building including Barton
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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