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127-133, Portland Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4761 / 53°28'33"N

Longitude: -2.2421 / 2°14'31"W

OS Eastings: 384027

OS Northings: 397733

OS Grid: SJ840977

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.6X

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JWKJ

Plus Code: 9C5VFQG5+C5

Entry Name: 127-133, Portland Street

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246958

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456061

Location: Piccadilly, 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


698-1/32/316 (South East side)
03/10/74 Nos.127 TO 133 (Odd)


Various shipping warehouses, now bank (No.133) and variously
occupied. 1860, by P.Nunn for Louis Behrens and Sons; altered.
Some sandstone ashlar but mostly red brick with sandstone
dressings (roof concealed). Irregular plan on large
trapeziform corner site, with rounded corner to Oxford Street.
Four storeys with basement, 23 bays plus 2-window corner, a
very regular composition with strong horizontal emphasis; with
stone plinth, channelled rusticated facings to piers and
doorway surrounds at ground floor, moulded stone cornice over
this, rusticated quoins to the corners, moulded sill-band to
3rd floor, and brick parapet with stone coping. The ground
floor has 3 pairs of segmental-headed loading bay entrances
with run-out voussoirs and voluted keystones, and a
round-headed doorway in similar style, alternating with groups
of 3 sashed windows over basement openings; and the bank at
the right-hand end has a corner doorway with richly moulded
surround, and coupled plate-glass windows in each side wall.
The 1st and 2nd floors form a continuous arcade of giant
round-headed arches with moulded imposts and keyed heads,
segmental-headed sashes at 1st floor, round-headed sashes at
2nd floor, and brick panels between; the 3rd floor has pairs
of small square-headed sashes. Corner and 4-bay return in
matching style. Forms group with No.61 Oxford Street (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8402797733

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

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