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Former Corn and Produce Exchange

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.485 / 53°29'5"N

Longitude: -2.2432 / 2°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 383960

OS Northings: 398725

OS Grid: SJ839987

Mapcode National: GBR DJF.ZQ

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JN1P

Entry Name: Former Corn and Produce Exchange

Listing Date: 30 March 1973

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388167

Location: Manchester, M4

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 Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8398NE HANGING DITCH
698-1/26/157 (North side)
30/03/73 Former Corn and Produce Exchange
(Formerly Listed as:
FENNEL STREET
(South side)
Corn Exchange)

GV II

Corn exchange with shops and offices, now market hall with
shops and offices. Dated 1903. Iron frame with cladding of
sandstone ashlar, slate roof with glazed atrium. Very large
curved triangular plan on island site. Baroque style. Four
diminishing storeys with basement and attic (east corner of
different build and lower), 14 bays (plus 7-window east end),
the bays divided by piers which finish as tall chimneys, the 3
western bays slightly lower and finished with a domed cupola
at the corner, the next 11 bays forming a symmetrical
composition with the centre and ends breaking forwards
slightly and carried up to shaped gables above the attic. The
projected centre bay has the main entrance, a giant elliptical
archway in triumphal-arch form with coupled pilasters of
polished pink granite with debased Ionic capitals, corniced
entablatures to these, and a banded head with keystone, and
containing a pedimented doorway with similar columns and
frieze lettered "PRODUCE EXCHANGE". The upper levels of this
portion have (inter alia) 3 windows to each floor including
the attic, with various forms of decoration including a
colonnade to the top floor, pulvinated frieze and prominent
mutule cornice, and a pedimented Baroque gable flanked by
chimneys. The slightly smaller end bays are in similar style.
Otherwise, the intermediate bays have rectangular shop fronts
to ground floor, coupled round-headed windows to 1st floor,
and mullioned windows of 3 lights to 2nd floor and 4 lights to
3rd floor and attic. West side and rear similar but simpler.
INTERIOR: unaltered entrance hall to staircase, and central
atrium with round-headed arcades and glazed roof with central
dome.


Listing NGR: SJ8395598720

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

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