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15 and 17 King Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4814 / 53°28'53"N

Longitude: -2.2467 / 2°14'48"W

OS Eastings: 383725

OS Northings: 398328

OS Grid: SJ837983

Mapcode National: GBR DJH.60

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.GRCF

Plus Code: 9C5VFQJ3+H8

Entry Name: 15 and 17 King Street

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388232

Location: Manchester, M2

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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Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/08/2019

SJ8398SE
698-1/27/179

MANCHESTER
KING STREET (north side)
Nos.15 and 17

GV
II
Shop. 1902 by Francis William Maxwell of Maxwell and Tuke. Probably steel-framed but with elaborate "timber-framed" cladding; slate roof. Rectangular plan on corner site, with rounded corner. Tudor style.

Four storeys with five bays to King Street, one curved corner bay, and three wide bays to Police Street; panelled piers and large plate-glass windows to ground floor; carved wallposts to first and second floors, wooden blind balustrading between the floors, projected eaves with mutules, an octagonal turret over the corner with swept slated sides and arcaded cupola, gables flanking this and coupled gables over the fourth and fifth bays, all with herring-bone struts and finials.

The first floor has wooden mullion-and transom windows (six lights to King Street, ten curved lights to the corner and eight lights to Police Street); the second floor has set-in oriels with arched centre lights and sharply-curved corners with transoms and small-paned top lights (and those in the wide bays to Police Street flanked by galleries with splat-baluster fronts); and the top floor has ten-light mullion-and-transom windows (those in the narrower bays to King Street forming continuous fenestration and those in the wide bays to Police Street flanked by lozenge panels).

A good pastiche of the richest period of decorative timber-framing, forming a very striking feature in the street. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SJ8372598330

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