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Cooperative Wholesale Society

A Grade II Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4864 / 53°29'10"N

Longitude: -2.2405 / 2°14'25"W

OS Eastings: 384139

OS Northings: 398878

OS Grid: SJ841988

Mapcode National: GBR DKF.K7

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KMBM

Entry Name: Cooperative Wholesale Society

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388033

Location: Manchester, M4

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/17/71 (East side)
20/06/88 Cooperative Wholesale Society


Offices and warehouse. 1905-9, by F.E.L.Harris, dated 1907;
rear block dated 1903. Red brick with dressings of polished
granite and sandstone (roof concealed). Large rectangular
plan. Neo-Baroque style. Four storeys with basement and full
attic storey, 9 bays divided 3:3:3 by giant pilasters, and by
coupled Corinthian columns at attic level, plus canted corners
finished as drums at attic level. Massive round-headed central
doorway with flanking niches and side windows set in black
polished granite surround with frieze lettered "COOPERATIVE
WHOLESALE SOCIETY LIMITED"; segmental-headed basement windows;
large canted mullion-and-transom windows to ground and 1st
floors; giant colonnades to 2nd and 3rd floors, the 3rd floor
windows with keyed open segmental pediments; small attic
windows set in large round-headed arcades rising from paired
free-standing Doric columns, roundels between the heads of the
arches; balustraded parapet. Return sides similar. Rear faces
Federation Street.Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8413998878

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