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Rhodesia House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4764 / 53°28'35"N

Longitude: -2.2394 / 2°14'21"W

OS Eastings: 384205

OS Northings: 397772

OS Grid: SJ842977

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.SS

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.KWT8

Plus Code: 9C5VFQG6+H6

Entry Name: Rhodesia House

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456829

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


698-1/32/330 (South West side)
Rhodesia House


Includes: No.102 Rhodesia House BLOOM STREET.
Various packing warehouses. c.1880-90. Red brick with
sandstone dressings, slate roof. Trapeziform plan on island
site. Eclectic style. Four storeys with basements and attics,
3 bays plus chamfered corners, symmetrical; punch-dressed
stone plinth, string-course and cornice over ground floor,
pairs of string-courses between floors, moulded main cornice
with brick parapet, attic above this with 2 large pedimented
gables, steeply-pitched hipped roof with corner finials. The
ground floor has a round-headed doorway with brick pilasters,
carved capitals, moulded stone head with carved enrichments
including keystone and swags and flanked by pairs of moulded
brackets to the cornice above; coupled round-headed windows
each side, with hoodmoulds and keystones (boarded at time of
survey); upper floors have coupled sashed windows to the
centre and tiered segmental bay windows of stone in the outer
bays, with curved 3-light sashes and panels between floors
decorated with swags. The attic dormers have pilasters,
3-light windows, and triangular pediments with stone surrounds
flanked by short square chimneys. The corners have
round-headed windows at ground floor, square-headed above.
Nine-bay return wall, in similar style, including one bay with
segmental bay windows and pedimented gable, and coupled
loading bay doorways. Interior not inspected. Forms part of
uninterrupted linear group of similar buildings on this side
of Princess Street.

Listing NGR: SJ8420597772

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

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