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103, Princess Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4769 / 53°28'36"N

Longitude: -2.2391 / 2°14'20"W

OS Eastings: 384226

OS Northings: 397827

OS Grid: SJ842978

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.VM

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KVZW

Plus Code: 9C5VFQG6+Q9

Entry Name: 103, Princess Street

Listing Date: 11 May 1972

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456840

Location: Piccadilly, Manchester, M1

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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698-1/32/341 (North East side)
11/05/72 No.103
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Municipal High School of Commerce)


Mechanics' Institute, now museum. 1854, by J.E.Gregan; altered
and internally remodelled. Red brick in Flemish bond with
sandstone dressings (roof not visible). Irregular plan within
a parallelogram, on an island site. Italian palazzo style.
Three storeys with cellar and added attic, 7 bays,
symmetrical; stone plinth, sill-bands to all floors, plain
frieze, modillioned cornice, high pilastered parapet
disguising added attic. Central round-headed doorway with
moulded stone surround and very prominent cornice on consoles;
tall 4-pane sashed windows to all floors, all with moulded
architraves, those at ground floor with cornices, aprons, and
raised sills on large brackets, and those at 1st floor with
segmental pediments on consoles, and blind-balustraded aprons
linked by a band. Left return wall has one bay in matching
style, with a lettered plaque near the front corner, and then
breaks forwards, the further portion having a large tripartite
window on each floor, both with stone surrounds but the upper
larger and with round-headed lights. History: the first Trades
Union Congress was held in this building.

Listing NGR: SJ8422697827

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