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Former Reform Club Manchester Club

A Grade II* Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.481 / 53°28'51"N

Longitude: -2.2421 / 2°14'31"W

OS Eastings: 384027

OS Northings: 398281

OS Grid: SJ840982

Mapcode National: GBR DKH.64

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JRJR

Plus Code: 9C5VFQJ5+C4

Entry Name: Former Reform Club Manchester Club

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282987

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388246

ID on this website: 101282987

Location: City Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

Tagged with: Architectural structure Gothic Revival Venetian Gothic architecture

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698-1/28/193 (North side)
03/10/74 No.81
former Reform Club


Includes: No.50 Manchester Club SPRING GARDENS.
Political club, now office and club. 1870-1, by Edward
Salomons; altered. Sandstone ashlar with polychrome dressings,
hipped slate roofs. Double-pile plan, the rear range
projecting to the right, on end-of-block site, with chamfered
corners. Venetian Gothic style. Three storeys with basement
and attic, 5 bays plus the corners, symmetrical; chamfered
plinth, cornices to ground and 1st floors, 3-sided oriels to
the corners finished as turrets with slated spirelets,
prominent bracketed main cornice and blind-arcaded parapet.
The ground floor has an elaborate round-headed doorway in a
porch composed of colonnettes and concave under-hang to a
projected balustraded 1st-floor balcony, coupled square-headed
sashed windows with shafts to the other bays, and at the
corners similar colonnettes to elaborately bracketed
under-hangs of the oriels (a window to the left corner and a
doorway to the right). The tall 1st floor has an arcade of
large round-headed arches with banded 2-centred extradoses and
hoodmoulds, carried on coupled columns with carved capitals,
each arch containing a tall 2-light sashed window with
round-headed lights and circular tracery, and a balustraded
balcony; and the 2nd floor has small coupled 2-centred arched
windows with shafts and an impost band,and a small
wrought-iron balcony to the central pair. (Former dormer
windows and central spire now removed.) The oriels have very
elaborate treatment, including tall slender arcaded windows to
1st floor with carved emblematic panels above, a prominent
balcony to 2nd floor with wrought-iron balustrade, and an
arcaded cupola with projecting grotesques. Return sides
similar in the 1st bay, but differing and simpler to the rear
of this, the right-hand side with an arcaded quadrantal
2-storey oriel in the angle of the rear wing. Interior (as
reported 03.10.74): hall and staircase with linenfold
panelling, 2-storey Grand Dining Room, and huge billiard room
within the roof.

Listing NGR: SJ8402798281

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