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15 and 17 King Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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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

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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Listing Text


698-1/27/179 (North side)
Nos.15 AND 17


Shop. c.1920-30. Probably steel-framed but with elaborate
"timber-framed" cladding; slate roof. Rectangular plan on
corner site, with rounded corner. Tudor style. Four storeys
with 5 bays to King Street, one curved corner bay, and 3 wide
bays to Police Street; panelled piers and large plate-glass
windows to ground floor; carved wallposts to 1st and 2nd
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 4th and 5th bays,
all with herring-bone stuts and finials. The 1st floor has
wooden mullion-and transom windows (6 lights to King Street,
10 curved lights to the corner and 8 lights to Police Street);
the 2nd floor has set-in oriels with arched centre lights and
sharply-curved corners with transoms and small-paned top
lights (and those in the the wide bays to Police Street
flanked by galleries with splat-baluster fronts); and the top
floor has 10-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

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

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