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Dale Warehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4802 / 53°28'48"N

Longitude: -2.2321 / 2°13'55"W

OS Eastings: 384692

OS Northings: 398190

OS Grid: SJ846981

Mapcode National: GBR DMH.CF

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.PS9C

Plus Code: 9C5VFQJ9+35

Entry Name: Dale Warehouse

Listing Date: 10 November 1972

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388078

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 St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Tagged with: Former warehouse

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698-1/29/94 (East side)
10/11/72 Dale Warehouse (formerly listed as
Warehouse of the Rochdale Canal


Canal warehouse, including subterranean water-wheel; now store
and display rooms. 1806, by William Crossley (dated on
keystone of window in north gable), with waterwheel of 1824;
altered. Watershot coursed squared sandstone with ashlar
dressings and slate roof. Rectangular plan on north-south
axis, with shipping holes in rear (east) wall and water-wheel
next to south end. Four storeys over a basement, the former
front on the west side (now mostly covered by wooden sheds
etc) apparently symmetrical, 1:3:1 bays, the centre projected
slightly; basement plinth, quoins, bands on 4 levels, moulded
cornice, parapet over projected centre; windows with raised
sills and plain surrounds (now mostly blocked with brick), and
at ground floor of south end a segmental-headed loading
doorway with gudgeon of former wall-crane to left. Roof has
small skylights, gable chimneys. North gable wall has 3
windows on each floor and Venetian window to attic with
lettered keystone (not legible from ground), this and 2
windows immediately below all with original small-paned
glazing (others with altered glazing). South gable wall
(present entrance front) has central round-headed doorway to
raised ground floor, one rectangular window each side, and a
full-height round-headed loading slot above the door, with
loading doors to each level including attic (but that at 1st
floor concealed by signboard), all with wooden sills and the
top under a hoist-canopy. Rear has 2 semicircular shipping
holes in centre, a round-headed doorway to the left, 4 windows
on each floor above, and small gable on roof over left-hand
windows. INTERIOR: 2 rows of cast-iron columns with unusual
integral struts to long fish-bellied plates carrying timber
beams, the lower half of the columns octagonal in section and
those on the upper floors with integral flanges for
longitudinal shuttering; subterranean wheel-pit parallel to
south wall containing 16-foot breast-shot water-wheel (by
T.C.Hewes) with hub-mounted gearing and remains of wooden
spokes and wrought-iron and wooden buckets, formerly used to
drive hoists both in this building and in a former warehouse
to the south (via line-shaft through tunnel which mostly
survives beneath car-park).
(Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SJ8469298190

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