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Langley Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4768 / 53°28'36"N

Longitude: -2.2401 / 2°14'24"W

OS Eastings: 384158

OS Northings: 397815

OS Grid: SJ841978

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.MN

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KVHZ

Entry Name: Langley Buildings

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247385

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456827

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 PRINCESS STREET
698-1/32/328 (South West side)
No.46A
Langley Buildings

GV II

Textiles warehouse, now offices. c.1880-90, altered. Cast-iron
frame with sandstone ashlar facade and red brick side (roof
not visible). Narrow rectangular plan at right-angles to
street, with chamfered corner. Eclectic style with some
Jacobean detailing. Five storeys over basement, a 3-window
facade plus the left corner, with cornice to ground floor,
sill-bands to all floors, cornice to top floor with carved
upstand at corner. The ground floor has a doorway to the right
with 2-light overlight in Jacobean style and cornice over this
lettered "LANGLEY BUILDINGS", coupled windows in the centre, a
former window to the left altered as a doorway, and in the
splayed corner a square-headed doorway with moulded surround
and panelled door. Above the door is the moulded corbel to a
right-angled 2-storey oriel which has a shaped parapet, above
this a canted 3-light window which has a parapet with
strap-work panels and urn finials, and at top floor a 2-light
window and parapet inscribed "LANGLEY BUILDINGS". Otherwise,
the main facade is symmetrical, with a recessed centre bay
almost filled by a rectangular oriel with pilasters tiered
through 3 floors, and finished with a parapet like the other,
and flanked by exceptionally narrow sashed windows in the
re-entrants. All windows sashed without glazing bars. Ten-bay
return wall of brick, with semi-octagonal pilasters finished
as short pinnacles, and coupled sashed windows. Forms part of
uninterrupted linear group of similar buildings on this side
of Princess Street. Included for group value.


Listing NGR: SJ8415897815

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

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