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Lombard Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4805 / 53°28'49"N

Longitude: -2.2428 / 2°14'33"W

OS Eastings: 383986

OS Northings: 398224

OS Grid: SJ839982

Mapcode National: GBR DKH.1B

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JS74

Entry Name: Lombard Chambers

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387954

Location: Manchester, M2

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


698-1/27/31 (West side)
03/10/74 Nos.46 AND 48
Lombard Chambers


Bank, now offices. Dated 1868 over doorway, by George
Truefitt. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular plan on
corner site. Eclectic style, with Gothic details. Three
storeys, with a 4-window facade to Brown Street and 4:3-window
facade to Chancery Lane, hinged on a 3-window semi-cylindrical
oriel above ground floor; with channelled rustication at
ground floor, enriched frieze and cornice above 2nd floor, and
steeply-pitched roof with gabled dormers. The principal
feature of both facades is the corner, which has a
round-headed doorway in each side with incised decoration to
the heads and enriched linked imposts, the doorways protected
by a very prominent underhang to the oriel balcony, which has
arch-vaults over the doorways and concave pendentives all
richly carved, including a shield and the date 1868 in the
centre; a wrought-iron balustrade to the balcony, tall curved
French windows at 1st floor with pilaster strips and elaborate
consoles to an enriched cornice, curved casements at 2nd floor
with enriched surrounds, and an attic turret with gables over
windows which have foliated colonnettes and carved tympana,
the whole finished with a wrought-iron corona. Otherwise, each
facade has a 3-bay arcade of windows in style matching the
doorways, plus a doorway to the right of that to Brown Street;
tall casements at 1st floor with cornices on consoles and
linked pseudo-balconies on brackets, a semi-circular balcony
to the window over the right-hand doorway, and windows at 2nd
floor and attic level like those of the oriel; and the further
end of the Chancery Lane facade has a wide round-headed
archway at ground floor, and windows like the others but
without the balcony at 1st floor. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8398698224

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

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