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Eagle House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.481 / 53°28'51"N

Longitude: -2.245 / 2°14'42"W

OS Eastings: 383834

OS Northings: 398283

OS Grid: SJ838982

Mapcode National: GBR DJH.K4

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HR4R

Entry Name: Eagle House

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388047

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


MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE CROSS STREET
698-1/27/75 (West side)
03/10/74 Nos.62 TO 68 (Even)
Eagle House

GV II

Insurance office over shops. 1911, by Charles Heathcote and
Sons. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Trapeziform plan on island
site. Baroque style. Three storeys and attic, 5 bays plus
1-bay curved corners, symmetrical; with banded rustication to
ground floor, balcony with wrought-iron railings, giant fluted
Ionic pilasters to the upper floors, pulvinated frieze,
prominent modillioned cornice, and mansard roof with
open-pedimented attic dormers. The ground floor has a central
round-headed entrance archway with banded cavetto surround and
triple keystone, flanked by cartouches, square-headed doorways
in the chamfered corners, with keystones, and banded piers
between large rectangular shop windows. The upper floors have
central feature windows under a semi-circular open pediment
surmounted by an eagle, the lower window with an elaborate
open-pedimented architrave and the upper round-headed with
radiating glazing bars and scrolled keystone; otherwise the
1st floor has large 2-light casement windows in moulded
architraves with emphatic triple keystones and the 2nd floor
has 2-light sashes with blocked colonnettes. The corners have
curved 2-light windows with bold architraves and between the
floors lettered shields with putti supporters. Tall banded
chimneys. Returned ends in similar style but finished with
semi-circular pediments containing 4-light windows. Interior
not inspected.


Listing NGR: SJ8383498283

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

Description


MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE CROSS STREET
698-1/27/75 (West side)
03/10/74 Nos.62 TO 68 (Even)
Eagle House

GV II

Insurance office over shops. 1911, by Charles Heathcote and
Sons. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Trapeziform plan on island
site. Baroque style. Three storeys and attic, 5 bays plus
1-bay curved corners, symmetrical; with banded rustication to
ground floor, balcony with wrought-iron railings, giant fluted
Ionic pilasters to the upper floors, pulvinated frieze,
prominent modillioned cornice, and mansard roof with
open-pedimented attic dormers. The ground floor has a central
round-headed entrance archway with banded cavetto surround and
triple keystone, flanked by cartouches, square-headed doorways
in the chamfered corners, with keystones, and banded piers
between large rectangular shop windows. The upper floors have
central feature windows under a semi-circular open pediment
surmounted by an eagle, the lower window with an elaborate
open-pedimented architrave and the upper round-headed with
radiating glazing bars and scrolled keystone; otherwise the
1st floor has large 2-light casement windows in moulded
architraves with emphatic triple keystones and the 2nd floor
has 2-light sashes with blocked colonnettes. The corners have
curved 2-light windows with bold architraves and between the
floors lettered shields with putti supporters. Tall banded
chimneys. Returned ends in similar style but finished with
semi-circular pediments containing 4-light windows. Interior
not inspected.


Listing NGR: SJ8383498283

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