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Lodge to the Towers (Shirley Institute) and Attached Gatepier

A Grade II Listed Building in Didsbury East, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4102 / 53°24'36"N

Longitude: -2.2258 / 2°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 385086

OS Northings: 390404

OS Grid: SJ850904

Mapcode National: GBR DYW0.X7

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.SK80

Plus Code: 9C5VCQ6F+3M

Entry Name: Lodge to the Towers (Shirley Institute) and Attached Gatepier

Listing Date: 4 March 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458459

ID on this website: 101254974

Location: East Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Didsbury East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Didsbury St James and Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/9/682 (South side)
04/03/74 Lodge to The Towers (Shirley
Institute) and attached gatepier
(Formerly Listed as:
Lodge of Shirley Institute)


Entrance lodge to The Towers (now Shirley Institute).
c.1868-72, by Thomas Worthington, for J.E.Taylor. Red brick,
with sandstone dressings and slate roof. L-plan formed by main
range on north-south axis, short set-back wing on west side,
with porch in angle. French Gothic style, with very steeply
pitched roofs and tall chimneys. One-and-a-half storeys (the
wing lower); rectangular open-arcaded porch with 2 arches to
the front and one to the side, composed of short stout columns
and responds with foliated caps and moulded 2-centred arches,
with a dripband and coped parapet; bracketed brick band to
main range, the upper storey slightly oversailing, one
cross-window on each floor, the upper breaking through the
eaves and rising into a gablet, very steeply pitched hipped
roof swept over eaves; tall coupled side-wall chimney, similar
chimney at junction with wing, which has a banded gable wall
with cross-window at ground floor and cusped oculus near the
apex. Banded gate-pier attached to north-west corner by short

Listing NGR: SJ8508690404

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