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Midland Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4773 / 53°28'38"N

Longitude: -2.2451 / 2°14'42"W

OS Eastings: 383828

OS Northings: 397870

OS Grid: SJ838978

Mapcode National: GBR DJJ.KG

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HV3L

Plus Code: 9C5VFQG3+WX

Entry Name: Midland Hotel

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455649

ID on this website: 101271154

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 31/08/2016

SJ 8397 NE

PETER STREET (South side)
Midland Hotel



Hotel. 1898-1903, by Charles Trubshaw, for the Midland Railway
Company; altered. Steel frame, with cladding of brown polished
granite, red brick and much buff and brown glazed terracotta
(roof not visible). Very large irregular pentagon plan on island site.
Elaborate eclectic Baroque style. Five diminishing storeys
with cellars and attics, the principal element of the facade
to Peter Street 2:4:2 bays, symmetrical, plus a 3-bay portion
to the left slightly canted back, and 3-sided corners to both
ends; the paired bays bounded on the inner side by fenestrated
3-sided pilasters finished as turrets, and surmounted by
elaborate attic gables; with cornice and balustraded parapet
over ground floor, giant round-headed arches to the next 3
floors, small coupled round-headed arches to the 4th floor, a
bracketed cornice and pierced parapet, and gabled attic
dormers over the centre. The ground floor, of polished
granite, has a recessed central entrance under 2 massive
semi-circular arches (like shipping holes of neighbouring
canal warehouses), a roundel between containing a wyvern, and
a convex frieze above with raised lettering "MIDLAND HOTEL";
and coupled round-headed arches to the outer bays with
terracotta mullion-and-transom windows, the basement areas
below these protected by bowed wrought-iron railings in Art
Nouveau style. The windows of the upper floors are mostly
coupled, those at 3rd and 4th floors round-headed, all with
wrought-iron balcony railings and much terracotta enrichment.
The canted portion to the left, the longer side walls (to
Lower Mosley Street and Mount Street) and the shorter rear
wall (to Windmill Street) are in generally similar style, but
the Lower Mosley Street facade has segmental curved balconies
to the 1st floor and bow-shaped balconies to the 2nd floor,
and the rear facade has domed corner turrets.
Interior: originally had a palm court, concert hall, winter gardens,
Russian and Turkish baths, roof garden, 23 lifts, three and a
half miles of corridors and 400 bedrooms; ground floor altered
and upper floors not inspected. Very prominent building
representative of the cosmopolitan wealth and taste of late C19
Manchester, and an early example of a steel-framed building.

Listing NGR: SJ8382897870

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