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Joshua Hoyle Building, Including Roby House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4792 / 53°28'45"N

Longitude: -2.2335 / 2°14'0"W

OS Eastings: 384600

OS Northings: 398079

OS Grid: SJ846980

Mapcode National: GBR DMH.1S

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.NTM4

Plus Code: 9C5VFQH8+MH

Entry Name: Joshua Hoyle Building, Including Roby House

Listing Date: 17 July 1987

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455655

Location: Piccadilly, 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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698-1/29/284 (South West side)
17/07/87 Nos.38 TO 50 (Even)
Joshua Hoyle Building, including
Roby House
(Formerly Listed as:


Includes: Nos.5 TO 9 GORE STREET.
Textile warehouse. 1904-6, by Charles Heathcote and Sons.
Steel frame with brick cladding, dressings of green and cream
glazed terracotta, slate roof. Irregular plan on corner site.
Eclectic style with Elizabethan accent. Five storeys and
attic, 6 bays to Piccadilly plus canted corner at left end;
gabled end bays, slightly narrower centre bays with coupled
gables, and intermediate bays with gabled dormers; 3-light
mullioned windows to all floors, those of the end and centre
bays in canted oriels tiered from 2nd to 4th floors, with
enriched terracotta surrounds including raised lettering
between 2nd and 3rd floors of the centre "JOSHUA HOYLE AND
SONS LTD". Left end has canted corner bay (clasped between
gabled bays of front and return walls), with Baroque-style
arched entrance under dentilled semicircular canopy and
flanked by oculi with swags, 5-light canted windows tiered up
to 4th floor, with elaborate enrichment, and a set-back turret
with octagonal roof surmounted by a wooden bellcote with
finial. Left return has one gabled bay with staggered windows,
and to rear of that a warehouse range with coupled loading
doorways at ground floor and 2-light windows above. Interior
not inspected. Of considerable historical interest as early
example of steel-frame construction.

Listing NGR: SJ8460098079

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