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Rylands Building (Debenhams)

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4822 / 53°28'55"N

Longitude: -2.2387 / 2°14'19"W

OS Eastings: 384256

OS Northings: 398414

OS Grid: SJ842984

Mapcode National: GBR DKG.YQ

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.LQ5T

Entry Name: Rylands Building (Debenhams)

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219831

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388312

Location: Manchester, M60

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 Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/28/231 (North side)
Nos.109 TO 127 (Odd)
Rylands Building (Debenhams)


Wholesale textile warehouse, now department store. 1932, by
Harry S.Fairhurst, for Rylands and Sons. Steel frame with
cladding of Portland stone (roof concealed). Very large
irregular quadrilateral plan. Modernist classical style. Seven
storeys, 18 bays. Grid-iron rectilinear facade above ground
floor, with chamfered piers and enriched panels between
floors; 6-pane windows, very high parapet; broad and emphatic
canted corner turrets with 4-storey windows and arcaded drums
with sloped roofs. One of the last and biggest textile
warehouses built in the city.

Listing NGR: SJ8425698414

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

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