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Princess Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4781 / 53°28'41"N

Longitude: -2.2419 / 2°14'30"W

OS Eastings: 384041

OS Northings: 397954

OS Grid: SJ840979

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.76

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JVM0

Plus Code: 9C5VFQH5+66

Entry Name: Princess Buildings

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247380

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456071

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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698-1/32/323 (South West side)
03/10/74 Nos.18,20,22A AND 24
Princess Buildings


Includes: Nos.72, 74 AND 76 GEORGE STREET.
Various textile warehouses and offices, now offices.
c.1860-80. Probably iron-framed, with cladding of sandstone
ashlar, slate roof. Irregular rectangular plan. Eclectic
style. Four storeys with basement and attic, a 12-window
symmetrical facade divided by pilasters into bays of
1:1:3:1:1:3:1:1 windows, plus curved 2-window corners, with
plinth, enriched cornice over ground floor, enriched
still-bands to the upper floors, bracketed cornice enriched
sill-bands to the upper floors, bracketed cornice,
open-arcaded parapet with very tall slender chimneys treated
as pinnacles between the bays, and mansard roof with
flat-roofed dormers. The ground floor has a wide
segmental-arched entrance in the centre, with pilastered
surround including foliated imposts and volute keystone, and
moulded round-headed doorways in the 2nd and 6th bays, with
similar pilasters. All the windows are sashed without glazing
bars and have moulded surrounds and mullions, those at 1st
floor with shouldered heads, those at 2nd floor
segmental-headed, and those at 4th floor with 2-centred arched
heads and set-in shafts with carved capitals; and those in the
corners with curved glazing and prominent cornices to 1st and
2nd floors. The left return side (with 3:2:3:3:2 windows) has
coupled round-headed doorways to Nos 72 and 74 in the 2nd bay
and a similar doorway to No. 76 in the 5th bay,
segmental-headed windows to the 2nd floor and round-headed
windows to the 3rd floor with colonettes of polished pink
granite and sandstone caps. The right-hand return side is in
similar but simpler style. Nos.72, 74 and 76 were added to the
List 5/4/83.

Listing NGR: SJ8404197954

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