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Royal London House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4785 / 53°28'42"N

Longitude: -2.2497 / 2°14'59"W

OS Eastings: 383522

OS Northings: 398008

OS Grid: SJ835980

Mapcode National: GBR DHJ.K1

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.DTXN

Entry Name: Royal London House

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388091

Location: Manchester, M3

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


698-1/27/107 (West side)
03/10/74 Nos.188 TO 202 (Even)
Royal London House


Insurance office. 1904, by Charles Heathcote. Iron frame with
cladding of sandstone ashlar, ground floor of dark brown
polished granite; slate roof. Large rectangular plan on island
site. Free Baroque style. Five storeys and attic, 15 bays,
with 3-bay centre and 2-bay ends breaking forwards slightly;
plus set-back chamfered corner to left forming hinge to Quay
Street facade and surmounted by octagonal 2-stage turret;
banded pilasters to ground and 1st floors, a frieze over each
(swagged in the 2-bay ends), giant segmental-headed arcades to
2nd and 3rd floors with chamfered pilasters and modillioned
segmental cornices with voluted keystones, prominent
modillioned cornice, and vernacular-style triangular gables
over the centre and ends, with small segmental dormers between
them. Ground floor has central doorway with projected
pedimented architrave, and large windows with modern
plate-glass; 1st floor has a cross-window above the doorway
with blocked semi-columns and open-segmental pediment, and
casements in the other bays; 2nd floor has casements with
triple keystones, 3rd floor has round-headed 3-light
casements; top floor has casements set in colonnades, which
form screens to the windows between the centre and ends; attic
gables have 3-light casements. Corner to left has 1-light
windows with different architraves on each floor, and cupola
lantern with small round-headed windows between pairs of
blocked colonnettes, stepped modillioned cornice, and domed
roof. Right-hand corner has domed cupola. Six-bay return end
to Quay Street in matching style. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8352298008

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