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60 AND 62, SPRING GARDENS (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4801 / 53°28'48"N

Longitude: -2.2419 / 2°14'30"W

OS Eastings: 384040

OS Northings: 398185

OS Grid: SJ840981

Mapcode National: GBR DKH.7G

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JSMF

Entry Name: 60 AND 62, SPRING GARDENS (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270662

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457649

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


698-1/28/380 (West side)
Nos.60 AND 62
Minster Insurance


Formerly known as: Nos.60 AND 62 Gartside's SPRING GARDENS.
Includes: No.58 FOUNTAIN STREET.
Manufacturers' warehouse, subsequently insurance office. 1882,
by Alfred Waterhouse, for Gartside & Co; altered. Sandstone
ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular plan on corner site, with
narrow chamfered corners. Renaissance style. Four storeys and
attic, 7 bays plus the corners; rusticated ground floor with
cornice, string-courses and sill-bands to the upper floors,
modillioned main cornice, panelled parapet interrupted by
pedimented attic dormers, and octagonal corner turret with
domed caps and slender apex lanterns. The ground floor is an
arcade of round-headed arches with stepped voussoirs, with
doorways in the 3 central arches and C20 plate-glass glazing
in the others, and a similar doorway in the chamfered corner;
the upper floors have 2-light mullioned windows, with carved
panels between those at 1st and 2nd floors and raised
bracketed sills to those at 3rd floor, and single-light
windows to the corners (including the 1st stage of the
turrets). The attic dormers have single-light windows in
moulded architraves which have scrolled consoles at the sides
and pedimented tops on consoles, and the turrets have very
small 2-light mullioned windows to the upper stage. Left
return (to Fountain Street) in matching style, plus a loading
bay doorway at the further end. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8404098185

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

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