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Albert Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4788 / 53°28'43"N

Longitude: -2.2459 / 2°14'45"W

OS Eastings: 383779

OS Northings: 398039

OS Grid: SJ837980

Mapcode National: GBR DJH.DY

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.GTRF

Entry Name: Albert Chambers

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387863

Location: Manchester, M2

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


698-1/27/2 (South side)
03/10/74 No.16
Albert Chambers
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.16 TO 18 (Consecutive))


Formerly erroneously included with No.18 (q.v.). Offices.
1873, by Clegg and Knowles, for Manchester Corporation
Gasworks; altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular
plan. Venetian style. Basement and 4 storeys, a 5-window
facade horizontally divided between 1st and 2nd floors, the
lower portion treated as a regular 5-bay arcade of
round-headed arches with pilasters which have carved caps, and
the upper portion with windows grouped 1:4:1 in panels, a
Lombard frieze to each panel and another over the whole, with
a moulded cornice and embattled parapet. The doorway in the
5th bay has lion-mask brackets to the lintel, a semicircular
fanlight, a 2-centred arched extrados and a carved tympanum
including mask, lion and unicorn. All the windows are sashed
without glazing bars, those at ground floor segmental-headed,
those at 1st floor round-headed with foliated sills, imposts
and hoodmoulds; above this level, the 3-bay centre has an
unusual prominent sill on brackets and most of the windows
have rounded trefoil heads except those in the centre of the
2nd floor which are square-headed and have shafts with
foliated caps. Interior not inspected. History: formerly
occupied by Manchester School of Music.

Listing NGR: SJ8377998039

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