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Whitworth Gallery

A Grade II Listed Building in Moss Side, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4603 / 53°27'36"N

Longitude: -2.2294 / 2°13'45"W

OS Eastings: 384868

OS Northings: 395969

OS Grid: SJ848959

Mapcode National: GBR DMQ.YL

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.Q9L4

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ6C+47

Entry Name: Whitworth Gallery

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454849

Location: Ardwick, Manchester, M15

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Moss Side

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Moss Side Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ89NW OXFORD ROAD, Chorlton-On-Medlock
698-1/4/615 (West side)
03/10/74 Whitworth Gallery


Art gallery. c.1895-1900, by J.W.Beaumont; altered. Red brick
with bands and dressings of matching terracotta, green slate
roofs. Roughly rectangular plan with 2 towers and a large
porch projecting to the front plus short wings to left and
rear. Free Jacobean style. Two storeys over basements,
1:1:9:1:2 windows; with semi-octagonal pilasters to the
corners finished as short Baroque turrets with colonnades,
plinth, 1st-floor sill-band, stylised corbel tables, moulded
cornice, and parapet. The 9-bay main range has a projected
ground floor with cornice and balustraded parapet which sweep
out over a large semi-circular porch with a screen of paired
stone Ionic columns and stone frieze, mounted on 4
semicircular steps; round-headed windows to the curved wall in
this porch, small 3-light windows to the straight sides of the
projection; cross-windows at 1st floor except the centre which
has a slightly bowed 6-light transomed window with a
balustrade in the parapet (flanked by raised gold lettering
"WHITWORTH" "GALLERIES"). The towers flanking the main range
have tiered canted oriel windows and low top stages with
corner pinnacles and pyramidal roofs. The end bay to the left
and the 2 bays to the right have cross-windows to both floors,
the lower larger and set in segmental-headed recesses. All
windows have small-paned glazing. Small white lantern on roof
ridge, with pedimented faces.

Listing NGR: SJ8486895969

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

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