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The Plough Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Gorton North, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.461 / 53°27'39"N

Longitude: -2.1713 / 2°10'16"W

OS Eastings: 388720

OS Northings: 396039

OS Grid: SJ887960

Mapcode National: GBR FX8F.Q1

Mapcode Global: WHB9P.M87L

Entry Name: The Plough Hotel

Listing Date: 7 March 1994

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388209

Location: Manchester, M18

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Gorton North

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Gorton St James with Abbey Hey

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/5/870 (North side)
07/03/94 The Plough Hotel


Public house and hotel, now public house. Late C19
incorporating parts of an earlier building. Red brick in
English garden wall bond, red sandstone dressings, slate roof
with red ridge tiles. Double-pile plan with earlier block set
back and attached to left. 4 corbelled chimneys, 4 bays,
full-height octagonal gabled bays at each side flank entrance
with painted stone architrave and a single-storey octagonal
bay, 2 pairs of sash windows above and a wooden dentillated
cornice at first floor level. Gables have mock timber framing,
barge boards and finials. Deep bracketed eaves cornice,
moulded red terracotta frieze and sandstone plaques with the
words `Plough' and `Hotel'. Windows are sashed throughout,
those at first floor level has upper sashes and margin lights.
At ground floor some windows retain etched and cut glass with
the words `Bar' and `Plough Hotel'. Right hand return
elevation has off-centre entrance to outdoor department with
heavy sandstone canopy supported by carved stone brackets.
Interior retains plan dating from the late C19 rebuilding in
virtually unaltered state. Vestibule with door to right of
vault, ahead doube swing doors with decorative glazing lead to
hall with black and white mosaic floor of geometric design,
dado of dark green glazed tiles with decorative panels in pale
blue and cream which continues up stairwell. Bar hatches to
right are vertically hung sliding sashes with margin lights
and coloured and textured glass. 2 rooms to left have doors
with paired glazed panels, lobby screens, and fixed
upholstered seating with bell-pushes above; of these front
room has plaster cornice and frieze with swags. Vault has
fixed bench seating with matchboard backs, plaster cornice and
frieze as before, ornate lobby screen and heavy panelled
wooden bar with foliated consoles. Modern glass rack above,
original ornate bar-back of debased Jacobean style with
mirrors. Door from vault to outdoor department which has tiled
dado as before, and hatch as before with gas light fitting
above. Room to rear altered. First floor meeting room has
original fireplaces. Cellars: 3 brick barrel vault cellars
which relate to an earlier building, fourth cellar with
transverse brick jack arches dates from rebuilding.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached altered block of early C19
character has brick boiler and stone sink.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The building is on site of a beerhouse which
was licensed in 1823 and the cellars, outbuilding and part of
back wall are of early C19 character and probably relate to

Listing NGR: SJ8872096039

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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