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Lawrence Buildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4786 / 53°28'43"N

Longitude: -2.2455 / 2°14'43"W

OS Eastings: 383802

OS Northings: 398016

OS Grid: SJ838980

Mapcode National: GBR DJJ.G0

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.GTXL

Plus Code: 9C5VFQH3+CQ

Entry Name: Lawrence Buildings

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388337

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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Description


MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE MOUNT STREET
698-1/27/242 (West side)
03/10/74 Nos.2 AND 4
Lawrence Buildings

GV II*

Includes: No.7 CENTRAL STREET.
Offices (formerly Inland Revenue). 1874, by Pennington and
Bridgen; altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular
plan on end-of-block site. Gothic style with much elaborate
detail. Four storeys and attics, an assymetrical 5-window
facade to Mount Street (including chamfered corner to left),
with sill-bands, 3-sided corner with corbel-table, tourelles
and slated spirelet, tall crocketed gable to right of this
also with tourelles; central doorway under steeply-pitched
canopy with 2-centred arch, flanked by altered windows;
2-centred arched 1- and 2-light windows to the upper floors
with cusped lights and hoodmoulds, 2nd-floor niche with statue
and crocketed canopy; at the left corner a 2-centred arched
doorway with shafts, carved surround and hoodmould, flanked by
lions on pedestals holding shields of arms; and immediately
over the door the traceried corbel of an elaborately decorated
2-storey canted oriel. Five-bay left return wall to Central
Street in similar style, with central gable. Steeply-pitched
roof with low box dormers and tall chimney stacks. Interior
not inspected. Forms group with St Andrew's Chambers, 20 and
21 Albert Square, in similar scale and style to the right
(q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ8380298016

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