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The Firs and Attached Annex

A Grade II Listed Building in Manchester, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4434 / 53°26'36"N

Longitude: -2.2139 / 2°12'50"W

OS Eastings: 385889

OS Northings: 394090

OS Grid: SJ858940

Mapcode National: GBR DRX.9M

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.YQY2

Plus Code: 9C5VCQVP+9C

Entry Name: The Firs and Attached Annex

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458154

Location: Manchester, M14

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Levenshulme

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Birch with Fallowfield

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/9/815 (East side)
03/10/74 The Firs and attached Annex
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
The Firs)


Large house. 1851, by Edward Walters for Sir Joseph Whitworth;
altered. Stucco on brick, slate roofs. Irregular linear plan
on east-west axis. Two and 3 storeys over cellars. The
entrance front to the north, which is asymmetrical, with 4:2:1
windows at 1st floor, the 2-window portion projected and the
one-window portion to the right with a projected ground floor,
has a diamond-patterned string-course, modillioned eaves, and
12-pane sashed windows with moulded architraves. The 2-window
projection, which contains the porch to the left and the
staircase to the right (and formerly had a turret over the
left bay), has a round-headed doorway with moulded head and
volute keystone, side-windows, panelled and glazed door,
fanlight with radiating glazing bars, and inner door with 2
round-headed glazed panels which have gold ornament; banded
pilasters at 1st floor of the left bay; and to the right at
ground floor a glazed false window. The 4-window range to the
left has a curved single-storey link to the Annex (former
coach-house and office); and set back at the left end is a
3-storey service wing. The south front (to the garden), 3:3:2
windows, the centre projecting and the right-hand end (the
service wing) set back and 3-storeyed, has windows with
moulded architraves (those at ground floor shouldered)
including single-storey canted bays to the projection and in
the centre of the left range (with French windows), 4-pane
sashes at ground floor and windows with altered glazing at 1st
floor; and the 2nd floor of the service wing has low
tripartite windows with console-shaped mullions. Main range
has gable chimneys and 2 ridge chimneys; service wing has
hipped roof with 2 chimneys (one very large). Interior: fine
generously-proportioned open-well staircase with ornamented
cast-iron balusters.

Listing NGR: SJ8588994090

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

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