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Former Electricity Power Station

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4759 / 53°28'33"N

Longitude: -2.2396 / 2°14'22"W

OS Eastings: 384194

OS Northings: 397714

OS Grid: SJ841977

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.RZ

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KWRN

Entry Name: Former Electricity Power Station

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458617

Location: Manchester, M1

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


698-1/32/444 (West side)
Former Electricity Power Station


Electicity power generating station, now part electicity
sub-station and part central-heating generator for the
locality. 1901, altered. Red brick with sandstone dressings
(roof not visible). Trapeziform plan on island site adjacent
to Rochdale Canal and former canal basin immediately to rear.
Five bays to Winser Street and 7 bays to Bloom Street.
Industrial Baroque style. Regular aracaded facade to Bloom
Street: stone-banded piers and giant round-headed arches with
keystones, openings with large stone mullions and transoms,
the 1st, 3rd and 5th wth louvred screens and the others blind
or blocked; pilastered upper levels with cornices and parapet.
Winser Street facade similar but less regular, with 3-window
office in centre. Large octagonal chimney. Unusual survival of
early example of local electricity station, and important
functional component of this warehousing locality; forms part
of group with No.102 and No.104 Bloom Street (q.v.), No.2 and
No.12 Harter Street (q.v.) and Nos 54 and 56 Princess Street

Listing NGR: SJ8419497714

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

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