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University of Manchester Faculty of Economic and Social Studies and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Ardwick, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4654 / 53°27'55"N

Longitude: -2.2306 / 2°13'50"W

OS Eastings: 384788

OS Northings: 396546

OS Grid: SJ847965

Mapcode National: GBR DMN.PQ

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.Q505

Entry Name: University of Manchester Faculty of Economic and Social Studies and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388109

Location: Manchester, M13

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ardwick

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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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8496 DOVER STREET, Chorlton-On-Medlock
698-1/21/593 (South side)
03/10/74 University of Manchester Faculty of
Econ. & Soc. Studies and attached
railings

II

High School for Girls, now university premises. 1881-6, by
Mills and Murgatroyd; extended. Red brick with stone
dressings, slate roof. F-shaped plan formed by main range
parallel to street with 2 rear wings, the main range itself in
3 portions. Two and 3 storeys with cellars and a 4-storey
tower. The tower has a round-headed entrance arch with moulded
surround, 3-light windows to the 1st and 2nd floors, a 2-light
window to the 3rd floor, bands of raised brick ornament
between the floors, bracketed eaves cornice, and a steep
saddleback roof swept over the eaves, with cresting to the
ridge. The 3-storey 3-window range to the left of this has
(inter alia) a gabled bay next to the tower with canted oriel
to 1st and 2nd floors, and 3-light brick-mullion windows; and
further left is a 2-storey 3-window range also with an oriel
in a gabled bay. To the right of the tower is the original
schoolroom block, 2 storeys with basement and attic, 7 narrow
bays with buttresses, large segmental-headed 12-pane windows
to both floors, a corbel table to each bay and 3 triangular
vents in the roof. Two-bay gable wall with central buttress,
similar windows to both floors, oculus to attic, and
diaper-patterning of raised brick in the apex; wing continued
to rear. Basement area enclosed by wrought-iron railings.
Interior not inspected.


Listing NGR: SJ8478896546

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

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