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807 and 809, Wilmslow Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Didsbury East, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4104 / 53°24'37"N

Longitude: -2.2286 / 2°13'42"W

OS Eastings: 384902

OS Northings: 390419

OS Grid: SJ849904

Mapcode National: GBR DYW0.96

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.QJZW

Entry Name: 807 and 809, Wilmslow Road

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Last Amended: 2 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458265

Location: Manchester, M20

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Didsbury East

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Didsbury St James and Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8490 WILMSLOW ROAD, Didsbury
698-1/25/663 (North side)
No.807 and 809

Formerly listed as:
WILSMLOW ROAD, Didsbury
(North side)
No 807
The Grove

GV II

Pair of houses. Probably c.1870. Mostly brown brick in header bond,
with some red brick, sandstone dressings, and some applied
"half-timbering"; slate roofs. Irregular plan with tower to
left and projecting wing to right (probably an early C20
addition). North German vernacular style. Two storeys except
for 3-storey tower, 2:3:3 windows, with some red brick bands.
The centre has a doorway to the left, with a trefoil stone
head, a large 3-light casement to the right, and 3 windows at
1st floor (1, 2 and 1 lights) each under a gablet projected
from the roof, the centre larger. The tower to the left has a
canted bay window at ground floor, 2 single-light windows at
1st floor, another single-light window at 2nd floor under a
projected steeply-pitched half-dormer roof, corbelled corners,
and a tall steeply-pitched hipped roof (the return side has,
inter alia, 2 similar gableted windows at this level). The
wing to the right has (inter alia) a recessed canted bay
window at ground floor, the upper floor carried on stone
columns either side, a stone balcony with cast-iron railings
to the left 1st-floor window, and ornamental half-timbering in
the gable. Part of small but distinctive settlement (The
Grove) said to have been built for immigrant North German
community; rare example of domestic architecture reflecting
cosmopolitan nature of C19 Manchester society. Forms group
with items in The Grove (q.v.) and Nos 803-5 Wilmslow Road
(q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ8490290419

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