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Castlefield Information Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4759 / 53°28'33"N

Longitude: -2.2513 / 2°15'4"W

OS Eastings: 383419

OS Northings: 397715

OS Grid: SJ834977

Mapcode National: GBR DHJ.6Z

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.DW6P

Plus Code: 9C5VFPGX+9F

Entry Name: Castlefield Information Centre

Listing Date: 17 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200853

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388095

Location: Deansgate, 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


698-1/30/112 (West side)
17/05/74 Nos.322 TO 330 (Even)
Castlefield Information Centre
(formerly Deansgate Free Library)


Formerly known as: Nos.322 TO 330 Deansgate Free Library
Includes: No.2 LIVERPOOL ROAD.
Library over shops, now visitor' centre and urban studies
centre.1882, by George Meek; altered. Red brick with sandstone
dressings, slate roof. Rectangular plan with curved corners to
the front. Romanesque style. Two storeys (the upper much
higher), 7 bays including the corners; square stone piers to
ground floor, plus cast-iron columns at the corners, frieze
and cornice over ground floor, sill-band and panelled
pilasters to 1st floor, plain brick frieze, moulded cornice
with blocking course interrupted in the 3 centre bays by a
stone frieze, bracketed cornice and enriched parapet with
central carved pediment. The 4th bay at ground floor is an
open entrance to a lateral through-passage, furnished with
iron gates and with a segmental pediment above containing
carved figures; immediately to the right is a round-headed
doorway moulded in 2 orders, with shafts, and the other bays
have glazed screens. At 1st floor each bay has large stepped
triple window treated as an arcade of round-headed arches,
with stone shafts which have carved capitals, geometrical
glazing bars, and hoodmoulds, that over the main entrance with
a panelled arch-band above. Quadrantal corners with 5-bay
arcades carried round, and 2-bay returned ends in matching
style. Rear linked to former Higher Campfield Market Hall,
Liverpool Road (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8341997715

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

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