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Former Midland Bank

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4806 / 53°28'50"N

Longitude: -2.2423 / 2°14'32"W

OS Eastings: 384017

OS Northings: 398236

OS Grid: SJ840982

Mapcode National: GBR DKH.59

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JSG2

Entry Name: Former Midland Bank

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388251

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

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/01/2018

SJ 8498 SW, 698-1/28/198

No. 100,
Former Midland Bank

(Formerly listed as: Midland Bank)




Includes: No. 56 former Midland Bank, SPRING GARDENS.
Bank. 1929, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, with Whinney, Son and Austen
Hall. Portland stone (roof not visible). Rectangular plan.
Modernist classical style. A tall building with a slight
batter, 10 storeys including basement and attic, arranged in
diminishing stages of 4, 3, 2 and 1 storeys, with matching
north, east and west facades and right-angled re-entrant
corners; with 7 windows to the 1st stage, 1:5:1 windows to the
2nd stage (the sides set back, with obelisks in the re-entrant
angles), the 3rd stage further reduced to a 2-storey 3-bay
pavilion in the centre of a 3-storey 4-bay attic. The ground
floor has channelled rustication, 3 small windows in the
plinth, 3 very large round-headed windows to the banking hall
with small panes and radiating glazing bars, and at each end a
tall round-headed doorway with rusticated architrave, triglyph
frieze, and prominent mutuled cornice, and over this an
unusual deeply-splayed horizontal embrasure to a small square
window (each doorway opening into a corner porch). Most
windows have plain reveals and small-pane glazing, those to
the 4th floor square, but the attic pavilion (which resembles
an C18 orangery) has Corinthian semi-columns distyle in antis,
a large round-headed window in the centre (and in each return
wall), storeyed rectangular windows in the outer bays, and
cresting over the centre. The rear (to Chancery Lane) differs
in having a giant semi-circular arch in the centre and a
smaller number of windows (some at the lower levels square),
and a 5-bay attic pavilion with pedimented outer bays and a
3-bay colonnade in the centre. Interior: banking hall with
circular colonnade.

Listing NGR: SJ8401098192

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

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