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Beswick Cooperative Society Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Manchester, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4563 / 53°27'22"N

Longitude: -2.193 / 2°11'34"W

OS Eastings: 387283

OS Northings: 395527

OS Grid: SJ872955

Mapcode National: GBR DWR.SZ

Mapcode Global: WHB9P.8DZ4

Plus Code: 9C5VFR44+GR

Entry Name: Beswick Cooperative Society Building

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454820

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, M12

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Longsight

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Birch-in-Rusholme St Agnes with St John with St Cyprian

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ89NE NORTH ROAD, Longsight
698-1/5/733 (East side)
Beswick Cooperative Society building


Cooperative Society shops and meeting hall. Dated 1912;
altered. Red brick with liberal dressings of green and buff
glazed terracotta, red tiled roof with geometrical patterned
band and cockscomb ridge tiles. Rectangular plan. Edwardian
Baroque style. Two storeys and attic, 11 bays; projected
ground floor with dark green Ionic pilasters between the shops
and a central recessed porch with dark green surround, light
green Ionic columns and segmental open pediment (etc);
inverted voluted brackets linking ground floor pilasters to
alternate pedestals of 1st-floor colonnade, which has Ionic
semi-columns with festoons and a thin cornice, all in matching
light green terracotta; swagged frieze of buff terracotta with
buff modillions to a green cornice; brick parapet with buff
terracotta balustrades and triangular dormers in alternate
bays, interrupted in the centre by a green segmental pediment
with raised lettering "BESWICK COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD". Tall
segmental-headed windows at 1st floor including a canted bay
in the centre with parapet lettered "BUILT AD 1912", and
coupled windows in the 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 11th bays, all with
elaborate surrounds of buff terracotta including quoined
jambs, moulded transoms and enriched keystones; and stained
glass in the upper lights. Square Baroque-style turret at left

Listing NGR: SJ8728395527

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

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