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Tootal, Broadhurst and Lee Building

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4753 / 53°28'31"N

Longitude: -2.2422 / 2°14'31"W

OS Eastings: 384024

OS Northings: 397647

OS Grid: SJ840976

Mapcode National: GBR DKK.56

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JXJ4

Entry Name: Tootal, Broadhurst and Lee Building

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454851

Location: Manchester, M1

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


698-1/32/265 (West side)
03/10/74 No.56
Tootal, Broadhurst & Lee Building


Textiles warehouse, now offices. 1896-8 (dated 1896 over
doorway), by J.Sankey Gibbons. Probably steel-framed, clad in
red brick with liberal dressings of buff and yellow terracotta
(roof not visible). Large rectangular plan. Baroque style.
Five storeys with basements and attic, 7 bays plus canted
corners; glazed terracotta to ground floor with raised
banding, alternating bands of red brick and yellow terracotta
to all upper floors; cornice over ground floor, banded piers
to 1st floor serving as pedestals to giant Corinthian
colonnade at 2nd and 3rd floor which has a modillioned cornice
and finishes as an arcade of semi-circular windows at 4th
floor; very prominent modillioned cornice, attic treated as a
parapet and raised in the centre; set-in semi-octagonal corner
turrets rising from 2nd floor and capped by colonnaded
octagonal cupolas with prominent cornices and apex finials
with flagmasts. Massive central round-headed doorway with
banded surround and cartouche dated 1896, set in architrave of
coupled banded columns and broken pediment; 6-light windows
with transoms. Right-hand return to Great Bridgewater Street,
5:2:5 bays in matching style, but the 2-bay centre with
coupled round-headed loading-bay arches at ground floor
(furnished with wrought-iron gates in Art Nouveau style), and
pedimented attic. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8402497647

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

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