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Behrens Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Rusholme, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4464 / 53°26'46"N

Longitude: -2.2169 / 2°13'0"W

OS Eastings: 385693

OS Northings: 394420

OS Grid: SJ856944

Mapcode National: GBR DQW.NK

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.XMJT

Plus Code: 9C5VCQWM+G7

Entry Name: Behrens Hall

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246273

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454823

Location: Fallowfield, Manchester, M14

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Rusholme

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Birch with Fallowfield

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/9/809 (South side)
20/06/88 Behrens Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Ashburne Hall(original house only))


Formerly known as: The Oaks OLD HALL LANE Fallowfield.
Large house, now part of university hall of residence. 1835-8,
for Robert Ogden, cotton spinner; altered. Scored stucco on
brick, with sandstone ashlar dressings, hipped slate roof.
Deep rectangular plan. Classical style. Two storeys over
cellars, 3 bays, symmetrical; with stone plinth, broad
pilasters to the outer bays forming segmental-headed blank
arches. The ground floor has a large pedimented stone porch
(up 7 steps) with 4 Ionic columns raised on a plinth, moulded
frieze, and pediment with apex acroterion, protecting a wide
square-headed doorway which has double doors, an overlight
with fan-pattern tracery, and round-headed side windows with
margin panes including roundels; and two windows sashed
without glazing bars, with engraved sills. The 1st floor has
three 12-pane sashed windows, that in the centre with a
corniced architrave. Long return walls with various sashed
windows, that to the right with a canted bay window to the
ground floor front room. Interior: entrance lobby screen which
has double doors and side windows all with round-headed
glazing like the side windows to the door; pilastered entrance
hall; fine imperial staircase with elaborately decorated
cast-iron balusters and wreathed mahogany handrails,
illuminated by a glazed dome; panelled mahogany doors and
architraves; some moulded plaster friezes and original
fireplaces. History: originally known as "The Oaks"; presented
to the university, partly as gift, by Behrens family 1906-8.

Listing NGR: SJ8569394420

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