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Circus Tavern and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4778 / 53°28'40"N

Longitude: -2.24 / 2°14'24"W

OS Eastings: 384166

OS Northings: 397927

OS Grid: SJ841979

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.N9

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KVJ6

Plus Code: 9C5VFQH5+4X

Entry Name: Circus Tavern and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456052

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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Listing Text

SJ 8497 NW,

PORTLAND STREET (North-west side), No. 86
Circus Tavern and attached railings


House, now a public house. Late C18 or early C19, with later C19 extension to rear and internal remodelling to form public house. Brick, with lined- out stucco to front elevation. Welsh slate roof with end brick stack.
PLAN. Double-depth plan, single-room width; corridor with two public rooms off on right. EXTERIOR. Single bay, three storeys above a cellar, with doorway to left, single sash window to right and late C20 railings to front of cellar access. 2-light sash window on first floor, and 3-light casement to second floor, the lights sub-divided into three panes.
INTERIOR. Single room width, with small corridor to the left, and two public rooms to the right. These rooms are separated from the corridor by a vertically-boarded partition, the rear section of which has a glazed upper section. Fixed bench seating to both rooms, the doorways to which are flanked by baffle screens. C20 replacement fireplaces to both rooms. Small servery in the corridor with glazed superstructure is 01 c. 1930 date.

A small urban public house, adapted from an earlier dwelling, which, despite its narrow internal dimensions, retains its room divisions and its modest fittings. Such survivals are rare nationally, and are especially uncommon in metropolitan surroundings.

Listing NGR: SJ8416697927

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

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