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Platt Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fallowfield, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4505 / 53°27'1"N

Longitude: -2.2223 / 2°13'20"W

OS Eastings: 385335

OS Northings: 394879

OS Grid: SJ853948

Mapcode National: GBR DPV.G3

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.TJYN

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ2H+53

Entry Name: Platt Hall

Listing Date: 25 March 1952

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456032

Location: Fallowfield, Manchester, M14

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Fallowfield

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Rusholme Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/9/685 Platt Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
WILMSLOW ROAD, Fallowfield
Platt Hall)


Large house, now museum. c.1764, perhaps by Thomas Lightoler
(Pevsner), for John and Deborah Carill Worsley. Red brick in
Flemish bond, with sandstone dressings and hipped slate roofs.
Rectangular main block with links to east and west pavilions.
Palladian style. Three storeys and 2:3:2 bays with
single-storey 3-bay links to 2-storey 3-bay pavilions;
symmetrical. The main block has a 3-bay pedimented centre
breaking forwards slightly, stone plinth, string-course to
ground floor and sill-band to 1st floor, stone modillioned
cornice and blocking course; a tetrastyle Ionic porch in the
centre (up 3 shallow steps, now with a ramp to the right) with
pulvinated frieze and moulded cornice, protecting a
square-headed doorway with side-windows; 12-pane sashed
windows at ground and 1st floors, and 9-pane sashes at 2nd
floor, that in the centre at 1st floor with a pedimented
architrave and that in the centre at 2nd floor with a
shouldered architrave, and the others with flat-arched heads
of gauged brick. Two chimneys to each side wall and another on
the ridge. The links each have a pilastered round-headed
arcade with imposts, a round-headed doorway in the centre with
a panelled door and fanlight, and round-headed windows, all
these with radiating glazing bars; the pavilions have similar
arcaded windows at ground floor, a string course, and 9-pane
sashes at 1st floor. Rear: the main block has low 6-pane
sashes to ground floor, a round-headed blank arch in the
centre containing a large Venetian stairwindow, and other
windows like those at the front; east pavilion (former
coach-house) has sandstone piers between the arches and 2
circular pitching holes above. Interior: fine elliptical
imperial stone staircase with elaborate wrought-iron
balustrade, and landing with Venetian screen composed of
Corinthian columns in antis; pilasterd 1st-floor corridor with
entablature, round-headed arches, pedimented doorway with
moulded plaster tympanum, other doorways with decorated
architraves, and all with octagonal panels; very fine
1st-floor dining room with Rococo stucco panels to the walls,
moulded plaster conice, etc.

Listing NGR: SJ8533594879

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

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