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National House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4815 / 53°28'53"N

Longitude: -2.2449 / 2°14'41"W

OS Eastings: 383843

OS Northings: 398338

OS Grid: SJ838983

Mapcode National: GBR DJG.LZ

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HR6C

Entry Name: National House

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457201

Location: Manchester, M2

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,

SJ8398SE, ST ANN STREET,
698-1/27/383, (South side),
Nos. 34 AND 36,
National House

03/10/74

GV

II

Includes: Nos.36 TO 46 CROSS STREET.
Conservative club, now shops at ground floor. 1875, by Horton
and Bridgeford; altered. Sandstone ashlar (roof concealed).
Baroque style. Three storeys, three bays, symmetrical, plus curved
left corner to Cross Street; with much enrichment, including
banded corner pilasters, an elaborate pedimented centre with
superimposed orders through all floors, coved eaves with
coupled brackets to a prominent cornice, and a balustraded
parapet. The centre has coupled pilasters to all floors
(banded Tuscan at ground floor, Ionic at first floor, Corinthian
at second floor), a segmental-headed doorway at ground floor with
carved surround, double doors with pedimented panels, and an
elaborate doorcase with banded columns, carved tympanum and
segmental open pediment; Venetian windows at 1st and 2nd
floors, the centre light framed by Ionic columns at 1st floor
and Corinthian pilasters at 2nd floor, those at 1st floor
supporting a curved frieze and pierced balcony; and carving in
the pediment with shields, swags and putti. The outer bays
have segmental-headed windows at 1st and 2nd floors in
similarly elaborate architraves, those at 1st floor with open
pediments and those at 2nd floor with cornices, all richly
carved and with pierced aprons. Cylindrical corner oriel with
round-headed windows and elaborate enrichment. Seven bay
facade to Cross Street with banded piers at ground floor, and
regular fenestration to the upper floors, the windows matching
those at the front but with 1st-floor pediments alternately
segmental. Interior not inspected.


Listing NGR: SJ8384798341

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

Description


MANCHESTER,

SJ8398SE, ST ANN STREET,
698-1/27/383, (South side),
Nos. 34 AND 36,
National House

03/10/74

GV

II

Includes: Nos.36 TO 46 CROSS STREET.
Conservative club, now shops at ground floor. 1875, by Horton
and Bridgeford; altered. Sandstone ashlar (roof concealed).
Baroque style. Three storeys, three bays, symmetrical, plus curved
left corner to Cross Street; with much enrichment, including
banded corner pilasters, an elaborate pedimented centre with
superimposed orders through all floors, coved eaves with
coupled brackets to a prominent cornice, and a balustraded
parapet. The centre has coupled pilasters to all floors
(banded Tuscan at ground floor, Ionic at first floor, Corinthian
at second floor), a segmental-headed doorway at ground floor with
carved surround, double doors with pedimented panels, and an
elaborate doorcase with banded columns, carved tympanum and
segmental open pediment; Venetian windows at 1st and 2nd
floors, the centre light framed by Ionic columns at 1st floor
and Corinthian pilasters at 2nd floor, those at 1st floor
supporting a curved frieze and pierced balcony; and carving in
the pediment with shields, swags and putti. The outer bays
have segmental-headed windows at 1st and 2nd floors in
similarly elaborate architraves, those at 1st floor with open
pediments and those at 2nd floor with cornices, all richly
carved and with pierced aprons. Cylindrical corner oriel with
round-headed windows and elaborate enrichment. Seven bay
facade to Cross Street with banded piers at ground floor, and
regular fenestration to the upper floors, the windows matching
those at the front but with 1st-floor pediments alternately
segmental. Interior not inspected.


Listing NGR: SJ8384798341

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