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Royal Infirmary (Cobbett H, Admin/Drs Res Block, X Ray Teaching Block and Chapel)

A Grade II Listed Building in Moss Side, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4614 / 53°27'41"N

Longitude: -2.2282 / 2°13'41"W

OS Eastings: 384944

OS Northings: 396101

OS Grid: SJ849961

Mapcode National: GBR DNQ.65

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.R847

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ6C+HP

Entry Name: Royal Infirmary (Cobbett H, Admin/Drs Res Block, X Ray Teaching Block and Chapel)

Listing Date: 15 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246540

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454845

Location: Ardwick, Manchester, M13

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Moss Side

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Brunswick Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ8496 OXFORD ROAD, Chorlton-On-Medlock
698-1/21/611 (East side)
15/02/89 Royal Infirmary (Cobbett H.,
Admin/Drs Res. Blk, X Ray Teaching
Blk and Chapel)


Hospital. 1905-8, by E.T.Hall and John Brooke; partly
destroyed by war damage. Blood-red brick with liberal
dressings of white limestone; slate roofs. Three long ranges
on the same axis, all originally linked by bridges but the
junction of the centre and north ranges destroyed; the main
range originally U-plan with a central tower but its left wing
cut short, and the south range with a tower at the north end.
Edwardian Baroque style. Four storeys plus the towers. The
main range has channelled rustication to ground floor, false
quoins to 1st floor, giant Ionic pilasters to the 2nd and 3rd
floors, plain frieze and modillioned cornice; the tower is of
stone and projects, and has (inter alia) a pedimented porch
with Gibbs surround, coupled windows in the centre and
single-light windows at the sides, a segmental open pediment
over the centre, and an octagonal turret with concave corners,
clockface to the front and oculi to the sides, and a domed
roof. Windows with glazing bars in the upper leaves, some
coupled and some with broken pediments. Two-storey segmental
bow window to south wing. Stone link attached to right-hand
side of this wing in the form of a semi-circular arched bridge
with mask keystone, run-out voussoirs and balustraded parapet,
and open passage with Tuscan colonnade. Tower (to which this
connects) has 4-stage Baroque turret with square 1st stage and
cylindrical upper stages, colonnades, domed roof (etc).
Otherwise, both the north and south ranges have 3:5:3 bays, in
similar but simpler style, with (inter alia) giant Ionic
colonnades to the upper floors of the centres.

Listing NGR: SJ8494496101

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

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