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Princes Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4765 / 53°28'35"N

Longitude: -2.2431 / 2°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 383960

OS Northings: 397776

OS Grid: SJ839977

Mapcode National: GBR DJJ.ZS

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JW27

Plus Code: 9C5VFQG4+HQ

Entry Name: Princes Buildings

Listing Date: 4 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454850

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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698-1/31/264 (West side)
04/04/74 Nos.18,20,24-28 (Even)
Princes Buildings


Shops and offices, entirely rebuilt late C20 except the
facade. 1903, by I.R.E.Birkett. Pale buff brick with dressings
of matching terracotta. Art Nouveau style. Four storeys and 8
bays, with attic (except over 8th bay). Facade dominated by
exuberant attic which has 5 bays of 3- and 2-light windows
with semi-circular sunk parapets forming an undulating line
punctuated by 8 tall chimneys, and elaborate open balustrades
in the 1st and 7th bays. Otherwise, the ground floor has a
round-headed archway to the 1st bay, shallow segmental-headed
arches to the 7th and 8th, and square-headed openings in the
others, mostly with arched glazing, and with Art Nouveau
decoration on the piers between; the 1st and 7th bays have
giant 3-storey segmental arches containing 2-storey canted
oriels, the intermediate bays have 2-light windows and Lombard
friezes, the 8th bay has 4-light windows to the 1st and 2nd
floors with dropped sills to the centre lights, and all
windows have surrounds with elaborate terracotta enrichment.

Listing NGR: SJ8396097776

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