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County Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4786 / 53°28'42"N

Longitude: -2.2521 / 2°15'7"W

OS Eastings: 383364

OS Northings: 398014

OS Grid: SJ833980

Mapcode National: GBR DHJ.10

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.CTSM

Entry Name: County Court

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247447

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456845

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


698-1/16/346 (South side)
03/10/74 County Court


Town house, recently court. Mid C18 with later additions,
altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with stucco plinth, roof
not visible. Deep rectangular plan formed by double-depth main
range with rear extensions. Three storeys over basement, a
symmetrical 5-bay facade with 1-bay centre breaking forwards
slightly; with plinth and modillioned eaves cornice. The
doorway in the centre has a late C19 pilastered doorcase with
frieze and cornice (replacing original raised pedimented
doorway approached by double flight of steps); the windows
have plain reveals, raised sills and flat-arched heads, with
12-pane sashes at ground and 1st floors and 9-pane sashes at
2nd floor; and the basement has segmental-headed windows.
Later wing attached at right-hand side, raised and altered in
C20. The 7-window left return wall (to Byrom Street) has,
inter alia, blind windows next to the front, a doorway and 2
round-headed stair-windows at the junction with the back
extension, various sashed windows with glazing bars, and a
parapet ramped to conceal the gable. Interior not inspected.
History: formerly residence of Richard Cobden, politician and
reformer; subsequently home of Owen's College, which later
became University of Manchester.

Listing NGR: SJ8336498014

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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