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Mrs Gaskells House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ardwick, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4635 / 53°27'48"N

Longitude: -2.2213 / 2°13'16"W

OS Eastings: 385405

OS Northings: 396333

OS Grid: SJ854963

Mapcode National: GBR DPP.PD

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.V6FM

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ7H+CF

Entry Name: Mrs Gaskells House

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456038

ID on this website: 101271082

Location: Infirmary, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ardwick

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Brunswick Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SJ8596 PLYMOUTH GROVE, Chorlton-On-Medlock
698-1/21/618 (South West side)
25/02/52 No.84
Mrs Gaskell's House


Also known as: No.84 The International Society PLYMOUTH GROVE
Villa, now premises of International Society. c.1830-40.
Painted stucco on brick, shallow hipped slate roof. Square
double-fronted plan plus coach-house wing attached to
south-west corner. Classical style. Two storeys over basement,
3 bays, symmetrical; plinth, giant pilasters with lotus-leaf
capitals, 1st-floor sill-band, plain frieze, moulded cornice
and low parapet with raised centre. The centre has a shallow
rectangular porch with engaged columns distyle in antis
(capitals matching those of the pilasters), deep plain frieze,
cornice and blocking course, and 4 internal steps up to
recessed glazed and panelled divided doors with margin panes;
and at 1st floor a window with shouldered architrave. All the
windows are 12-pane sashes, those at ground floor taller and
with floating cornices on consoles. Two ridge chimneys.
Three-bay left return wall in matching style. Rear: prominent
segmental-ended bow to centre of ground floor, with steps up
to north side; 12-pane sashed windows with plain reveals.
Interior: entrance hall with round-headed doorway in screen
with fanlight; staircase with stick balusters. Coach-house
wing: basement and 2 storeys. History: home of the novelist
Mrs Gaskell during the latter part of her life (her 2 earlier
homes in Manchester, in Dover Street and Upper Richmond
Street, no longer exist).

Listing NGR: SJ8540596333

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