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Sinclairs Oyster Bar

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4846 / 53°29'4"N

Longitude: -2.2438 / 2°14'37"W

OS Eastings: 383916

OS Northings: 398681

OS Grid: SJ839986

Mapcode National: GBR DJF.TV

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HPQ0

Plus Code: 9C5VFQM4+RF

Entry Name: Sinclairs Oyster Bar

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457625

Location: Deansgate, Manchester, M3

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 Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/26/371 (South side)
25/02/52 Sinclair's Oyster Bar
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Sinclair's Oyster Bar to south of
Cateaton Street)


House, now restaurant. Late C17 or early C18, altered, and
recently raised up some 30 feet to correspond with new street
level of surrounding C20 redevelopment. Stucco, painted black
and white, slate roof. Rectangular plan on corner site, in 2
parts, with splayed corner. Main range 3 low storeys, with
corner block 4 high storeys; 3:1 windows plus one window in
the splayed corner; ground floor painted black, with coupled
doorway in centre, window of 4 arched lights to right, another
doorway in splayed corner; upper floors painted to resemble
black-and-white "half-timbering", coupled windows on each
floor to the left with altered small-pane glazing, one 16-pane
sash on each floor of the centre, and in the 4-storey portion
a 12-pane sash at 1st floor, another at a much higher 2nd
floor level, and a 9-pane sash to the top of an equally high
3rd floor; 16-pane sashes on each floor of the corner. Corner
block has unusual reversed-slope roof with prominent bracketed
cornice. Interior contains evidence of early origin, also
various chop house fittings of early C19 date and style.
Historically interesting as one of the oldest oyster bars and
chop houses in England. Forms group with The Old Wellington
Inn adjoining to the left (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8391698681

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