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Public Laundry

A Grade II Listed Building in Miles Platting and Newton Heath, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4944 / 53°29'39"N

Longitude: -2.208 / 2°12'28"W

OS Eastings: 386295

OS Northings: 399762

OS Grid: SJ862997

Mapcode National: GBR DSB.KC

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.1FTH

Plus Code: 9C5VFQVR+QQ

Entry Name: Public Laundry

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456968

Location: Miles Platting and Newton Heath, Manchester, M40

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Miles Platting and Newton Heath

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

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RHODES STREET, Miles Platting
(North East side)
Public laundry


Public laundry. c.1900-1910. Red brick and buff terracotta,
with slate and glazed roof. Rectangular plan. Art Nouveau
style. The long 2-storey 5-bay facade is almost symmetrical,
the centre and ends breaking forwards, and has a terracotta
plinth, red brick ground floor with terracotta quoins and
cornice, and terracotta tiled facing to the upper floor. The
centre is a 3-bay composition with a Diocletian window at
ground floor flanked by segmental-headed doorways with
terracotta surrounds including keystones and segmental
cornices, and a keyed oculus at 1st floor under a gabled
parapet, flanked by pairs of small segmental-headed windows
with keystones and cornices like the doorways. The link to the
left has 4 windows at ground floor, all square-headed with
segmental-headed terracotta architraves including keystones
and segmental cornices; the wide end bay to the left of this
has 2 pairs of similar windows at ground floor and a lunette
at 1st floor with archband and keystone. The link and end bay
to the right are similar except that each has an additional
opening in the centre: a narrow window in the link (now mostly
replaced by a C20 doorway with roller shutter), and a doorway
in the end bay (this and the flanking windows now furnished
with similar shutters). Continuous glazed skylight to roof.
Interior: original Art Nouveau tiling in duck-egg blue with
bands and friezes of blue and green swags and festoons;
original stained glass in doors, etc.

Listing NGR: SJ8629599762

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