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Ormond Building, Manchester Metropolitan University (Formerly municipal offices)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hulme, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4698 / 53°28'11"N

Longitude: -2.2391 / 2°14'20"W

OS Eastings: 384222

OS Northings: 397028

OS Grid: SJ842970

Mapcode National: GBR DKM.V5

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.K1YV

Entry Name: Ormond Building, Manchester Metropolitan University (Formerly municipal offices)

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388298

Location: Manchester, M15

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Hulme

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/20/600 (West side)
03/10/74 Chorlton-On-Medlock
Ormond Building, Manchester Metropolitan
University (Formerly municipal offices)


(Formerly Listed as Ormond Building, Manchester Polytechnic
(formerly Municipal Offices))
(Formerly Listed as LOWER ORMOND STREET (West side)
Chorlton-On-Medlock Former Municipal Offices (Manchester

Chorlton Union Offices, in use as premises of Manchester
Polytechnic at the time of listing. 1880, by Mangnall and
Littlewood; altered. Red brick with sandstone dressings,
slate roofs. Rectangular plan on corner site. Two storeys
over basement, facades of 3:5:1 windows to Lower Ormond
Street and 2:5:1 windows to Cavendish Street, hinged on
an octagonal corner turret; with a band over
the basement windows, sill-bands to both floors, string-course
over ground floor, pilasters at the junctions, brick corbel
tables, moulded stone cornices and brick parapets (part
balustraded). The corner block has a symmetrical 3-bay facade
to Lower Ormond Street, including a segmental-headed doorway
which has an elaborate stone architrave and divided panelled
doors (up 4 steps), round-headed 2-light windows at ground
floor with shafts, round-headed lights and moulded stone heads
with mask keystones, round-headed sashes at 1st floor with
corniced architraves, and a balustraded parapet with
pedimented panel in the centre and urn finials. Its corner
turret to the left, of rusticated stone and panelled ashlar at
ground floor, has 2 narrow sashes and a central cartouche, a
gadrooned and dentilled cornice, above this a 3-sided oriel
with narrow sashed windows in corniced architraves, and an
octagonal turret with a small round-headed window and a
pediment to each side, and a domed roof with a lantern. The
2-bay left return is similar, but with a tall
segmental-pedimented pair of chimneys rising from the parapet.
The outer ranges of both facades are similar but slightly
lower and simpler, and the end bays have tripartite windows to
1st floor and pedimented attics. Various paired chimneys,
coupled to form arches, with cornices.

Listing NGR: SJ8422297028

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

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