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Former Pickles Building

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4775 / 53°28'38"N

Longitude: -2.2397 / 2°14'22"W

OS Eastings: 384188

OS Northings: 397889

OS Grid: SJ841978

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.QD

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KVPG

Entry Name: Former Pickles Building

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456053

Location: Manchester, M1

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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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8497NW PORTLAND STREET
698-1/32/306 (South East side)
03/10/74 No.101
Former Pickles Building

GV II

Shipping warehouse, now offices. 1870, by Clegg and Knowles.
Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Trapeziform plan on corner site,
with integral loading bay to rear. Eclectic style with some
Gothic features. Five storeys with basement and added attic, 3
bays (3, 4 and 3-light windows) plus curved corners; with
chamfered plinth, shallow Lombard frieze over ground floor,
moulded sill-bands to 3rd and 4th floors, carved impost bands
to all floors except the 1st, bracketed cornice, all carried
round (C20 mansard roof). Stilted segmental-headed doorway at
each corner, with pilastered surround, set-in shafts with
foliated caps, mask key-block, carved spandrels, cornice on
short shafts with carved heads, and tall divided doors with
shaped panels. Basement has shouldered windows with iron
grilles; upper floors have recessed sashed windows in reveals
which have shafts with foliated caps, those at ground floor
with stilted arched heads and hoodmoulds, those at 1st floor
square-headed, those at 2nd and 3rd floors round-headed with
2-centred arched hoodmoulds, and those at 4th floor with
shouldered heads; quatrefoil panels between 1st and 2nd floor
windows. Two-light windows to the corners, differing slightly.
Right-hand return (to Princess Street), 6 bays with 2-light
windows in matching style, and segmental-headed loading bay
entrance to right.


Listing NGR: SJ8418897889

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

Description


MANCHESTER

SJ8497NW PORTLAND STREET
698-1/32/306 (South East side)
03/10/74 No.101
Former Pickles Building

GV II

Shipping warehouse, now offices. 1870, by Clegg and Knowles.
Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Trapeziform plan on corner site,
with integral loading bay to rear. Eclectic style with some
Gothic features. Five storeys with basement and added attic, 3
bays (3, 4 and 3-light windows) plus curved corners; with
chamfered plinth, shallow Lombard frieze over ground floor,
moulded sill-bands to 3rd and 4th floors, carved impost bands
to all floors except the 1st, bracketed cornice, all carried
round (C20 mansard roof). Stilted segmental-headed doorway at
each corner, with pilastered surround, set-in shafts with
foliated caps, mask key-block, carved spandrels, cornice on
short shafts with carved heads, and tall divided doors with
shaped panels. Basement has shouldered windows with iron
grilles; upper floors have recessed sashed windows in reveals
which have shafts with foliated caps, those at ground floor
with stilted arched heads and hoodmoulds, those at 1st floor
square-headed, those at 2nd and 3rd floors round-headed with
2-centred arched hoodmoulds, and those at 4th floor with
shouldered heads; quatrefoil panels between 1st and 2nd floor
windows. Two-light windows to the corners, differing slightly.
Right-hand return (to Princess Street), 6 bays with 2-light
windows in matching style, and segmental-headed loading bay
entrance to right.


Listing NGR: SJ8418897889

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