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Prudential Assurance Office

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4807 / 53°28'50"N

Longitude: -2.2444 / 2°14'39"W

OS Eastings: 383876

OS Northings: 398251

OS Grid: SJ838982

Mapcode National: GBR DJH.P7

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HRGZ

Plus Code: 9C5VFQJ4+76

Entry Name: Prudential Assurance Office

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388245

Location: Deansgate, 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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698-1/27/192 (South side)
03/10/74 Nos.76 TO 80 (Even)
Prudential Assurance office


Office building. c.1888 to 1896, by Alfred Waterhouse; altered
and reduced. Blood-red brick and terracotta, with grey granite
to ground floor (roof concealed). Deep rectangular plan
occupying most of island site, with splayed corner to left.
Four storeys (plus modern attic), 6 bays plus the corner, the
2nd and 6th bays breaking forward very slightly; arcaded
ground floor faced with granite, with round-headed arches
(mostly plate-glass windows); round-headed windows to the
upper floors, mostly of 2 lights (but the wider 1st bay
containing single-light windows in addition), those at 2nd
floor with transoms and those at 3rd floor smaller; corbel
tables to the 1st bay and the 3rd to 5th; rebuilt parapet
replacing original gabled roofline and tower. Corner and long
left return wall similar. Interior remodelled.

Listing NGR: SJ8387698251

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