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Hartley Hall and Attached Railings and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Whalley Range, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4452 / 53°26'42"N

Longitude: -2.2523 / 2°15'8"W

OS Eastings: 383341

OS Northings: 394297

OS Grid: SJ833942

Mapcode National: GBR DHW.0Z

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.CNQQ

Entry Name: Hartley Hall and Attached Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197825

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387874

Location: Manchester, M16

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Whalley Range

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Chorlton-cum-Hardy St Werburgh

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/8/823 (West side)

Hartley Hall and attached railings
and gates

(Formerly Listed as: ALEXANDRA ROAD SOUTH, Alexandra Park (West side)
Hartley Victoria College)



Former Methodist college, hall of residence for Royal Northern
College of Music when surveyed. 1879, 1896, 1903-6. Brick with red
terracotta and stone dressings, slate roofs. Large irregular
plan formed by original block on corner of Gowan Road at south
end and successive additions to the north of this, with main
range parallel to street and various large rear wings.
Eclectic style with some Gothic and Elizabethan features. Two
storeys, attic and basement, plus a tower. The original block,
of stock brick, has an arcaded range of windows with pointed
arched heads, doorway with gabled porch and steps up, and
corbel-table eaves. The 1896 addition to the right has
buttresses, gables, mullion-and-transom windows (some with
double transoms), a projecting gabled bay with doorway in
stone surround, and a square tower to the right with an
octagonal clock turret and cupola; and wrought-iron forecourt
railings with two single gates and a pair of double gates in the
centre with open-work standards topped by lamp brackets and
scrolled overthrow with escutcheon. Attached to the right of
this, the 1903-6 block, of red brick with stone dressings and
green slate roof, in Elizabethan style, symmetrical, with
projecting gabled wings, stone mullion-and-transom windows (two
breaking the eaves), single-storey covered ways to left and
right. Chapel to right of this, in similar materials,
Perpendicular style, nave and two side chapels, with flying
buttresses and large traceried east window. Rear: all windows
now with uPVC glazing.

Listing NGR: SJ8334194297

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