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Middle Warehouse, at Former Castle Field Goods Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4732 / 53°28'23"N

Longitude: -2.256 / 2°15'21"W

OS Eastings: 383107

OS Northings: 397413

OS Grid: SJ831974

Mapcode National: GBR DGK.6Y

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.9YZS

Entry Name: Middle Warehouse, at Former Castle Field Goods Yard

Listing Date: 5 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208653

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388007

Location: Manchester, M15

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SJ 8397, 698-1/19/59,

CHESTER ROAD (north side),
Middle Warehouse, at former Castle Field Goods Yard




Former canal warehouse, unoccupied at time of survey. 1828-31;
altered in C20. Red brick with some sandstone dressings (and
some C20 concrete); roof concealed. Large rectangular plan
except for central projection at rear. Five storeys, a
26-window range, symmetrical, with a 10-window centre
(probably formerly pedimented) dominated by a giant segmental
blank arch containing a pair of segmental arched shipping
holes, with a low sandstone pier in the centre and responds at
the sides, a blank medallion in the centre of the blank arch
and keystones to all arches; windows here and in the outer
ranges mostly small and round-headed with raised sills, but
those in the outer ranges arranged in pairs between former
5-stage loading slots altered as windows (C20 full-height
fire-escapes added near both ends). Plain stone band over top
storey, and plain parapet (replaced over the centre by a
concrete flat-roofed penthouse). Four-stage loading slot in
right-hand return wall. Rear has windows similar to those at
front, and added C20 concrete hoppers. Interior: remains of
loading hoists visible in shipping holes.

History: similar to
former Duke's grain warehouse on Bridgewater Canal at
Liverpool, built 1811. Very prominent feature of site,
enhanced by restoration of basin leading to shipping hole
during course of survey.

Listing NGR: SJ8310797413

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