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Orient House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.475 / 53°28'29"N

Longitude: -2.2363 / 2°14'10"W

OS Eastings: 384412

OS Northings: 397609

OS Grid: SJ844976

Mapcode National: GBR DLK.G9

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.MX9D

Entry Name: Orient House

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388151

Location: 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 St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/32/145 (South side)
20/06/88 Nos.65 AND 67
Orient House


Shipping or packing warehouse. 1914, by G.H.Goldsmith. Steel
frame with facade of white matt-glazed terracotta and sides of
rectilinear glass curtain walling, roof concealed. Large
rectangular plan parallel to street. Classical style facade to
otherwise strictly functional building. Nine storeys over
basement, but the facade of 6 storeys with attics, a
symmetrical composition of 1:7:1 bays, the ends breaking
forwards slightly, the ground and 1st floors treated as a
rustic, with channelled rustication and cornices to both
levels, the next 3 storeys as a 7-bay giant colonnade, with
fluted Ionic columns and pilastered end bays, an enriched
frieze over the colonnade and a low 5th floor with very
prominent modillioned cornice and various forms of enrichment;
full attic storeys to the ends, set-back attics over the
centre, and tall chimneys. Entrances in the 3rd and 7th bays,
both with projected doorcases which have shallow pediments on
consoles, and acroteria on the pediments; 3-light windows to
all floors, those in the end bays mostly with mullions and
cornices, and those in the colonnade steel framed, and canted
in the first 2 levels. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8441297609

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

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