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Ship Canal House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4807 / 53°28'50"N

Longitude: -2.2431 / 2°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 383961

OS Northings: 398244

OS Grid: SJ839982

Mapcode National: GBR DJH.Z8

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JS20

Entry Name: Ship Canal House

Listing Date: 9 March 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388249

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


698-1/27/196 (South side)
09/03/82 Nos.88 TO 96 (Even)
Ship Canal House


Office building. 1927, by Harry S.Fairhurst. Steel-framed
structure with cladding of Portland stone (roof not visible).
L-shaped plan (rectangular but for re-entrant round rear of
44-46 Brown Street). C20 classical style. Seven storeys with
basement and attic, 7 bays, symmetrical; with channelled
rustication to ground floor, unusual giant colonnaded screen
to 5th and 6th floors consisting of paired fluted Tuscan
columns in antis, plain frieze and prominent mutuled cornice,
parapet surmounted by figure of Neptune flanked by Tritons,
and set-back attic storey. The centre has a round-headed
entrance arch breaking into the 1st floor, with rusticated
voussoirs and triple keystone, and internal steps up to a
recessed doorway; and above this a stone balcony and
pedimented architrave the central 2nd floor window. Otherwise
all the windows have plain surrounds and margin panes to
centrally-hinged casement openings, those behind the colonnade
being tiered; and the attic has lunettes. Right-hand side
abutted by Nos 84-86 (q.v.), left side abutted by No.98
(q.v.). Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8396198244

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

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