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Victoria Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4857 / 53°29'8"N

Longitude: -2.228 / 2°13'40"W

OS Eastings: 384966

OS Northings: 398803

OS Grid: SJ849988

Mapcode National: GBR DNF.7G

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.RN74

Plus Code: 9C5VFQPC+7Q

Entry Name: Victoria Square

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246277

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454827

Location: Ancoats and Beswick, Manchester, M4

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Church of the Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SJ8498 OLDHAM ROAD, Ancoats
698-1/17/459 (South side)
20/06/88 Victoria Square
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Victoria Buildings)


Tenement block. 1889, by Henry Spalding and A.W.Cross, for
Manchester Corporation; altered. Red brick with terracotta
dressings, slate roofs. Square courtyard plan with balcony
access inside courtyard. The Oldham Road facade is 5 storeys
(plus attics to the centre and ends), 18 main bays,
symmetrical (with windows grouped 3:1:1:1:1:1:2:1:1:1:1:1:3),
a shaped gable over the 2-bay centre, larger shaped gables and
pavilion roofs with apex lanterns and finials over the ends,
and small pedimented gables with ball finials over the
intermediated bays; and a cornice over the ground floor and
double string-courses between the upper floors giving a strong
horizontal emphasis. The 2-bay centre has coupled
segmental-headed arches at ground floor, canted oriels tiered
from 1st to 4th floor with terracotta mullion-and-transom
windows, and 3 oculi in the gable. Otherwise, the ground floor
has altered shop fronts, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the
intermediate bays have pairs of segmental-headed sashed
windows and the 4th floor has tripartite sashes under
semicircular blank arches, and between these windows each
floor has a blank arch containing 2 very small windows; and
the 3-bay ends have single windows to all floors including the
attic gables, which have tall round-headed windows in the
centre. Splayed corners with doorways at ground floor and
oriels to the upper floors like those of the centre. The long
east and west return sides each have pairs of semi-circular
arched staircase openings at both ends of each upper floor,
tripartite windows to the ground and 4th floors, paired
windows to the other floors and pairs of oculi between all
these windows; and the west side has a central entrance
archway to the courtyard. Ridge chimneys. Rear similar.
Courtyard surrounded by balconies with prominent curving
supports to the railings. History: first municipal housing in

Listing NGR: SJ8496698803

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