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Colwyn Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4807 / 53°28'50"N

Longitude: -2.2398 / 2°14'23"W

OS Eastings: 384184

OS Northings: 398241

OS Grid: SJ841982

Mapcode National: GBR DKH.P8

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KSN1

Entry Name: Colwyn Chambers

Listing Date: 25 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197929

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388327

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


698-1/28/238 (West side)
25/04/85 Nos.24 TO 30 (Even)
Colwyn Chambers (17 and 19 York


Includes: Nos.17 AND 19 YORK STREET.
Formerly headquarters of Lancashire Mercantile Bank, now
variously occupied by shops, restaurant and offices. 1898, by
J.Gibbon Sankey; altered. Portland stone with polished granite
to ground floor, slate roof. Rectangular plan on end-of-block
site, with chamfered corners. Neo-Baroque style. Four storeys
and 3 principal bays to both facades, plus the corners; with
high ground floor of channelled rustication, 3-bay giant Ionic
colonnades in antis to 1st and 2nd floors, very prominent
enriched cornice to 3rd floor, 3-sided corners carried up to
domed octagonal turrets, the angles pilastered and finished
with volutes to the set-back lanterns. The corner entrances
are round-headed, and have elaborate architraves including
pairs of Ionic columns with crouching atlantes on top
supporting open segmental pediments, and outer security gates
with decorative Art Nouveau ironwork. The windows at ground
are mostly altered; those to the upper floors of the 3 main
bays have 3 lights at 1st and 2nd floors, 4 lights at 3rd
floor, those at the corners are 1-light; and at the right-hand
end of the Mosley Street facade is one bay which has a
square-headed doorway at ground floor, 2-light windows to the
upper floors in a segmental-arched recess, and a segmental
cornice. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8418498241

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