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Entrance Portal and Lodges to Former White City Greyhound Track

A Grade II Listed Building in Longford, Trafford

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Latitude: 53.4625 / 53°27'44"N

Longitude: -2.2838 / 2°17'1"W

OS Eastings: 381254

OS Northings: 396227

OS Grid: SJ812962

Mapcode National: GBR D8P.6S

Mapcode Global: WH98H.W7NG

Entry Name: Entrance Portal and Lodges to Former White City Greyhound Track

Listing Date: 30 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067874

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212974

Location: Trafford, M16

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Longford

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Firswood and Gorse Hill

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SJ 89 NW
(south-east side)
(sJ 8196 SW)
3/16 Entrance portal
and lodges to
former White City
- greyhound track
- II
Entrance portal and lodges. 1828. Ashlar, now painted, with
cast-iron gates. Double vehicular gates flanked by
pedestrian doorways and 2-storey lodges.In a grand classical
manner. Elaborate double cast-iron gates below a semi-
circular keystone arch flanked by freestanding paired
unfluted Ionic columns. The doorways also have cast-iron
gates and blind recesses above. 2-storeyed lodges to either
side with attached giant columns in antis and 12-pane sash
windows on each floor. A bold entablature and blocking
course continues across the entire composition breaking
forward above the freestanding columns. The portal was
originally the entrance to the Botanic Gardens.

Listing NGR: SJ8125496226

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

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