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Stamford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Altrincham, Trafford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.387 / 53°23'13"N

Longitude: -2.3485 / 2°20'54"W

OS Eastings: 376917

OS Northings: 387856

OS Grid: SJ769878

Mapcode National: GBR DY18.BK

Mapcode Global: WH98V.W4V8

Entry Name: Stamford House

Listing Date: 27 April 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358735

Location: Trafford, WA14

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Altrincham

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Altrincham

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Altrincham St George

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 7687 ALTRINCHAM STAMFORD NEW ROAD

458-0/10001-7/10001 Nos 1-11
Stamford House

GV II

Includes Nos 1 to 13 (odd) Moss Lane. Formerly known as Station
Buildings. Commercial building with offices over shops. 1904-5, by
Charles Heathcote & Sons, for J.H.Brown Esq.; slightly altered. Red
brick in Flemish bond, the principal elevations mostly faced with glazed
buff terracotta dressings; green slate mansard roof, brick chimneys with
terracotta dressings. L-shaped plan on corner site, formed by 2 ranges
at right-angles linked over a wagon entry from Moss Lane. Edwardian
baroque style. Three storeys with basement and attic storey, 3:1:3 bays,
almost symmetrical, plus a convex corner to the right; terracotta
pilasters, frieze and cornice to ground floor; giant Ionic pilasters to
the 1st and 2nd floors, with foliated pendants to the capitals, a
waterleaf frieze and a prominent moulded cornice on scrolled brackets;
and an open-segmental pediment to the centre bay containing a cartouche
lettered "STATION BUILDINGS" with an elaborately scrolled surround
including foliated pendants. At ground floor the centre has a doorway
with set-in blocked columns and flat-arched head, the voussoirs
interrupted by a panel with eared architrave, flanked by cartouches
lettered "B"; the other bays have C20 shop fronts in original openings.
At 1st floor the centre has a 12-pane sashed window in an architrave
with blocked colonettes, the other bays have pairs of 12-pane sashes
with eared architraves and triple keystones; at 2nd floor the centre has
a 2-light window and the other bays have 3-light windows, all treated as
colonnades with blocked colonettes and antae, and all with 8-pane
sashes. The attic storey has flat-roofed dormers also with 8-pane
sashes. Four tall panelled chimneys with banded corners and moulded
terracotta cornices. Left return wall (overlooking station yard) is
convex on plan, has featured centre with 2-light windows at 1st and 2nd
floors with architraves like the front and a segmental open pediment.
The convex corner to the right has (inter alia) blocked colonettes at
2nd floor, and a cartouche in the centre lettered "JHB" on a pedestal
dated "1905". The south elevation (to Moss Lane), in portions of 2, 4 and
4 bays successively stepped up a slight slope, has a segmental-arched
wagon entry between the 1st and 2nd portions, a doorway between the 2nd
and 3rd, and segmental oriels over these terminating as domed turrets at
attic level, but otherwise matches the front (except for altered glazing
of attic windows), including 5 matching chimneys. The rear of each range
has (inter alia) a central bay with staggered stair-windows and an
open-segmental pediment containing a keyed oculus. INTERIOR: staircases
mounting round lifts; axial corridors to office floors with wooden
panelled dados and glazed screens. HISTORY: Charles Heathcote was one of
the outstanding contemporary Manchester architects: original blue-prints
for this building held at Altrincham Town Hall.

Forms group with Hos 42 and 44 (station Hotel) on opposite side of
street, and with Clock Tower to north, together marking northern
boundary of Conservation Area.


Listing NGR: SJ7691787856

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