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Bus Depot and Transport Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheetham, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5018 / 53°30'6"N

Longitude: -2.2335 / 2°14'0"W

OS Eastings: 384607

OS Northings: 400594

OS Grid: SD846005

Mapcode National: GBR DM7.1P

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.N7MS

Entry Name: Bus Depot and Transport Museum

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456960

Location: Manchester, M8

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cheetham

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Cheetham

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SD80SW QUEENS ROAD, Cheetham
698-1/2/570 (North side)
20/06/88 Bus Depot and Transport Museum
(Formerly Listed as:
QUEENS ROAD, Cheetham
(North side)
Bus Depot and Transport Museum
including Nos 99 &99a)

II

Includes: Nos.99 AND 99A QUEENS ROAD Cheetham.
Former electric tram shed, now bus depot and museum. Dated
1901; altered. Red brick, some stone dressings,
steeply-pitched slate roofs. Office block to front; tram shed
behind facade. Two storeys, 15 irregular bays, plus wide
splayed corner to left. The corner has a very large
round-headed window with chamfered surround and 5 stone
voussoirs including carved keystone, and a keyed clock-face
above with arched surround, and is flanked by ramped screen
walls. The main range has bays in rhythm AAABBACABBAAAA, with
low buttresses between these sections: "A" bays have
semi-circular windows at ground floor and tall half dormers
with gables; the central "C" bay is similar but larger, with a
banded gable; and the "B" bays have square-headed windows on
both floors, and eaves swept out. All windows have metal
glazing bars. Nos.99 and 99A attached at right-hand end
similar but with wooden small-paned windows. The splayed
corner has a foundation stone with lettering including the
words "City of Manchester. The first electric car shed, opened
on the 6th day of June 1901", and a war memorial plaque. Very
long return side in simpler style. Interior not inspected.


Listing NGR: SD8460700594


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 29 August 2017.

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

Description


MANCHESTER

SD80SW QUEENS ROAD, Cheetham
698-1/2/570 (North side)
20/06/88 Bus Depot and Transport Museum
(Formerly Listed as:
QUEENS ROAD, Cheetham
(North side)
Bus Depot and Transport Museum
including Nos 99 &99a)

II

Includes: Nos.99 AND 99A QUEENS ROAD Cheetham.
Former electric tram shed, now bus depot and museum. Dated
1901; altered. Red brick, some stone dressings,
steeply-pitched slate roofs. Office block to front; tram shed
behind facade. Two storeys, 15 irregular bays, plus wide
splayed corner to left. The corner has a very large
round-headed window with chamfered surround and 5 stone
voussoirs including carved keystone, and a keyed clock-face
above with arched surround, and is flanked by ramped screen
walls. The main range has bays in rhythm AAABBACABBAAAA, with
low buttresses between these sections: "A" bays have
semi-circular windows at ground floor and tall half dormers
with gables; the central "C" bay is similar but larger, with a
banded gable; and the "B" bays have square-headed windows on
both floors, and eaves swept out. All windows have metal
glazing bars. Nos.99 and 99A attached at right-hand end
similar but with wooden small-paned windows. The splayed
corner has a foundation stone with lettering including the
words "City of Manchester. The first electric car shed, opened
on the 6th day of June 1901", and a war memorial plaque. Very
long return side in simpler style. Interior not inspected.


Listing NGR: SD8460700594


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 29 August 2017.

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