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Onward Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4787 / 53°28'43"N

Longitude: -2.249 / 2°14'56"W

OS Eastings: 383568

OS Northings: 398021

OS Grid: SJ835980

Mapcode National: GBR DHH.PZ

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.FT8K

Entry Name: Onward Buildings

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388092

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


MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE DEANSGATE
698-1/27/108 (East side)
Nos.205 TO 209 (Odd)
Onward Buildings

GV II

Band of Hope building, now shop and offices. 1903-5, by
Charles Heathcote. Red brick with dressings of yellow
terracotta, slate roof. Rectangular plan at right-angles to
street, with rounded corners. Free Baroque style. A 4-storey
5-window facade, symmetrical, with banded ground and 3rd
floors, prominent bracketed cornice, hipped roof with banded
chimneys to the front and sides. The ground floor has a
central round-headed entrance arch with cavetto surround and
keystone enriched with foliation, mask, and raised lettering
"BAND OF HOPE", a curved balcony over the arch with
wrought-iron railings, and a wide segmental-headed window each
side; the 1st floor and 2nd floors have cross-windows, those
at 1st floor taller and with eared architraves and triple
keystones, and those at 2nd floor with shouldered architraves
and single keystones; the 3rd floor has keyed oculi; and above
the cornice is a flat-roofed dormer between the chimneys. The
corners are chamfered at ground floor and curved above, with
similar windows at 1st and 2nd floors only and applied
lettering "ONWARD BUILDINGS" between these windows. Returned
sides similar but simpler. Interior reported to have meeting
hall with plaques or tiles of Lancashire Temperance Societies.
History: built for federation of Temperance Societies.


Listing NGR: SJ8356898021

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

Description


MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE DEANSGATE
698-1/27/108 (East side)
Nos.205 TO 209 (Odd)
Onward Buildings

GV II

Band of Hope building, now shop and offices. 1903-5, by
Charles Heathcote. Red brick with dressings of yellow
terracotta, slate roof. Rectangular plan at right-angles to
street, with rounded corners. Free Baroque style. A 4-storey
5-window facade, symmetrical, with banded ground and 3rd
floors, prominent bracketed cornice, hipped roof with banded
chimneys to the front and sides. The ground floor has a
central round-headed entrance arch with cavetto surround and
keystone enriched with foliation, mask, and raised lettering
"BAND OF HOPE", a curved balcony over the arch with
wrought-iron railings, and a wide segmental-headed window each
side; the 1st floor and 2nd floors have cross-windows, those
at 1st floor taller and with eared architraves and triple
keystones, and those at 2nd floor with shouldered architraves
and single keystones; the 3rd floor has keyed oculi; and above
the cornice is a flat-roofed dormer between the chimneys. The
corners are chamfered at ground floor and curved above, with
similar windows at 1st and 2nd floors only and applied
lettering "ONWARD BUILDINGS" between these windows. Returned
sides similar but simpler. Interior reported to have meeting
hall with plaques or tiles of Lancashire Temperance Societies.
History: built for federation of Temperance Societies.


Listing NGR: SJ8356898021

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