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26-30, Princess Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4779 / 53°28'40"N

Longitude: -2.2412 / 2°14'28"W

OS Eastings: 384089

OS Northings: 397938

OS Grid: SJ840979

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.D7

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JVZ3

Plus Code: 9C5VFQH5+5G

Entry Name: 26-30, Princess Street

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246961

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456072

Location: Deansgate, 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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698-1/32/324 (South West side)
Nos.26 TO 30 (Even)


Offices and warehouses, now variously occupied. c.1870-80,
altered. Sandstone ashlar ground floor, blood-red brick with
sandstone dressings above, steeply-pitched hipped slate roof.
Rectangular plan on end-of-block site (now island), with
chamfered corners, loading bay at rear. Eclectic style. Four
storeys over basement, a 14-window facade, symmetrical, the
windows grouped 1:2:3:3:2:1, plus 3-light corner oriels; with
high chamfered plinth and plain frieze to ground floor, brick
pilasters to the 2-window bays terminating in tall pilastered
chimneys (treated as pinnacles), heavy bracketed cornice over
2nd floor, small cornice and brick parapet over 3rd floor. The
2-window bays have coupled round-headed doorways (the 4th
altered as window) with much enrichment, including colonnettes
with carved caps supporting large elaborate consoles to
stilted open pediments which contain carved keystones and
swags; the corners have square-headed doorways each with 2
semicircular overlights flanking the corbel of a cylindrical
2-storey oriel above. The windows are sashed without glazing
bars, those of 2 and 3 lights with stone mullions (except at
3rd floor) and those of the 2-window bays with stone panels
between the floors. Returned sides similar. Forms part of
uninterrupted linear group of similar buildings on this side
of Princess Street.

Listing NGR: SJ8408997938

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