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Harpurhey Baths and Laundry

A Grade II Listed Building in Harpurhey, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5147 / 53°30'52"N

Longitude: -2.2121 / 2°12'43"W

OS Eastings: 386032

OS Northings: 402018

OS Grid: SD860020

Mapcode National: GBR DR3.P2

Mapcode Global: WHB98.ZXSG

Entry Name: Harpurhey Baths and Laundry

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270790

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457194

Location: Manchester, M9

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Harpurhey

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Blackley Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SD80SE ROCHDALE ROAD, Harpurhey
698-1/3/711 (East side)
Harpurhey Baths and Laundry

II

Public baths and laundry. 1909-10. Red brick and buff
terracotta, slate roofs. Large irregular plan, with entrance /
office block at north-west corner, swimming pool to rear of
this, and former laundry area to south, with tall chimney.
Two-and-a-half storey entrance block in neo-Baroque style, 5
bays, with orange terracotta plinth, buff terracotta pilasters
and mutule cornice, the 2nd and 4th bays with keyed
round-headed arched doorways, cornices arched over them, and
attic storeys with semi-circular open pediments; otherwise,
round-headed windows at ground floor (glazing altered),
3-light sashes at 1st floor (except for 1-light sash in
centre), and segmental-headed sashes in the 2 attics, all
these windows with keyed terracotta surrounds and all the
sashes with glazingbars in the upper leaves only. Hipped roof
and side-wall chimneys with terracotta bands. Left return wall
in similar but simpler style, linked by 3 short lower sections
to gable end of swimming hall, which has glazed roof louvre.
Interior: much original fitting and decoration in Art Nouveau
style, including glazed tiling to entrance hall and staircase,
copper commemoration plaque, galleried swimming pool hall with
plunge-bath cubicles on gallery, most with original stained
glass panels and some with original baths.


Listing NGR: SD8603202018

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

Description


MANCHESTER

SD80SE ROCHDALE ROAD, Harpurhey
698-1/3/711 (East side)
Harpurhey Baths and Laundry

II

Public baths and laundry. 1909-10. Red brick and buff
terracotta, slate roofs. Large irregular plan, with entrance /
office block at north-west corner, swimming pool to rear of
this, and former laundry area to south, with tall chimney.
Two-and-a-half storey entrance block in neo-Baroque style, 5
bays, with orange terracotta plinth, buff terracotta pilasters
and mutule cornice, the 2nd and 4th bays with keyed
round-headed arched doorways, cornices arched over them, and
attic storeys with semi-circular open pediments; otherwise,
round-headed windows at ground floor (glazing altered),
3-light sashes at 1st floor (except for 1-light sash in
centre), and segmental-headed sashes in the 2 attics, all
these windows with keyed terracotta surrounds and all the
sashes with glazingbars in the upper leaves only. Hipped roof
and side-wall chimneys with terracotta bands. Left return wall
in similar but simpler style, linked by 3 short lower sections
to gable end of swimming hall, which has glazed roof louvre.
Interior: much original fitting and decoration in Art Nouveau
style, including glazed tiling to entrance hall and staircase,
copper commemoration plaque, galleried swimming pool hall with
plunge-bath cubicles on gallery, most with original stained
glass panels and some with original baths.


Listing NGR: SD8603202018

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