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Burlington Rooms (Schunk Laboratories, Manchester University) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Hulme, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4648 / 53°27'53"N

Longitude: -2.2352 / 2°14'6"W

OS Eastings: 384482

OS Northings: 396473

OS Grid: SJ844964

Mapcode National: GBR DLN.PZ

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.M5TN

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ77+WW

Entry Name: Burlington Rooms (Schunk Laboratories, Manchester University) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387957

ID on this website: 101197811

Location: University, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Hulme

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/21/588 (North side)
03/10/74 Chorlton-On-Medlock
Burlington Rooms (Schunck
Laboratories, Manchester Unty) and
attached railings


Villa, now part of university social club. Dated 1871 and
1904; built 1871 at Kersal, for Edward Schunck, removed to
this site 1904. Yellow brick in Flemish bond with sandstone
dressings and slate roof. Rectangular plan. Two storeys over
basement, 4 bays, the 1st and 4th breaking forwards very
slightly; with 2 string courses, projected eaves cornice,
pedimented gable to 1st bay and square clock turret to 4th
bay. Tall basement with 3 windows, the basement area protected
by spiked railings; segmental-headed doorway in 4th bay,
approached by doglegged flight of steps, with recessed
panelled door and stone tympanum lettered "18" "71" with
monogrammed initials "HES" in roundel; segmental-headed
windows at ground floor with moulded segmental-headed
architraves and 6-pane glazing including tilting-casement
openings, similar windows to the outer bays at 1st floor and
round-headed windows in the centre; stone plaque between 2nd
and 3rd windows at ground floor recording that the building
was bequeathed to Owens College by Edward Schunck DSc FRS for
chemical research and re-erected here in 1904. Short clock
turret with corner pilasters, central clock-face, stone frieze
and pyramidal roof with weathervane.

Listing NGR: SJ8448296473

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