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Watts Brothers

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4821 / 53°28'55"N

Longitude: -2.2339 / 2°14'2"W

OS Eastings: 384574

OS Northings: 398405

OS Grid: SJ845984

Mapcode National: GBR DLG.ZR

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.NQFW

Plus Code: 9C5VFQJ8+VC

Entry Name: Watts Brothers

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388270

Location: Piccadilly, Manchester, M1

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 Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/29/206 (South East side)
Watts Bros.


Hardware and furniture warehouse, now offices. Dated 1898 at
3rd floor; altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with red
sandstone dressings, slate roof. Rectangular plan at
right-angles to street, with loading bay at rear. Free
Elizabethan style. Basement, 4 storeys and attic, 4 bays, with
plinth, cornice over ground floor, slightly-projected outer
bays with tall shaped gables, and chamfered shafts piercing a
prominent cornice. The ground floor has a large round-headed
doorway to the left, with convex jambs, moulded head and
keystone cartouche lettered "24", and a prominent cornice on
elongated consoles; a mullioned 2-light window to the right
over a basement doorway and 2 altered windows further right.
On the upper floors the 2 centre bays have 3-storey
elliptical-headed arches with 3-light wndows to all floors,
the outer bays have vertical-rectangular windows, with
panelled aprons at 2nd floor and large carved aprons at 3rd
floor lettered respectively "18" and "98". The attic has
3-light mullioned windows in the centre bays and vertical
windows in the gables with ornamental architraves including
oculi in steeply-swept gables finished with small segmental
pediments. The right-hand return wall has 2 bays in matching
style, continued with an 8-window range of white glazed brick,
carried down to 2 storeys at the rear, which has a parallel
loading bay. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8457498405

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