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Fraser House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4786 / 53°28'43"N

Longitude: -2.2388 / 2°14'19"W

OS Eastings: 384250

OS Northings: 398015

OS Grid: SJ842980

Mapcode National: GBR DKJ.X0

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.LT4L

Plus Code: 9C5VFQH6+FF

Entry Name: Fraser House

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283064

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387985

Location: Deansgate, Manchester, M1

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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698-1/28/50 (South side)
03/10/74 No.36
Fraser House


Includes: No.42 PORTLAND STREET.
Textile manufacturer's warehouse, now restaurant, gallery,
etc. c.1855-60, by Edward Walters; altered. Red brick in
Flemish bond with sandstone dressings (roof not visible).
Rectangular plan at right-angles to Charlotte Street, with
loading at right-hand side (Reyner Street). Italianate style.
Basement and 4 storeys, 3 bays, with rusticated stone plinth,
frieze and cornice to ground floor, dentilled sill-bands to
the 2nd and 3rd floors, a massive bracketed cornice and a
brick parapet with corniced upstands at the corners (probably
chimneys). The ground floor has a large round-headed doorway
to the right with moulded surround and enriched architrave
with prominent modillioned cornice, 3 square headed windows in
the centre and coupled stilted windows to the left; the upper
floors have arched windows, those at 1st and 2nd floors
grouped 2:3:2 and those at top floor (which are much smaller)
grouped 3:5:2, all with moulded stone heads linked by impost
bands, and those of the outer bays matching the fenestration
of the 5-bay left side to Portland Street. These windows are
coupled and linked by impost bands on all main floors, those
at ground floor stilted, those at 1st floor round-headed under
semicircular moulded arches with keystones, those at 2nd floor
round-headed with coupled heads in matching style; and the 3rd
floor has small round-headed triple windows. Right-hand
(functional rear) has, inter alia, a full-height loading slot
surmounted by a turret, and a loading bay beyond this.
INTERIOR: closely-spaced rows of iron columns and wooden
beams, those the in former ground-floor showroom decorated as
fluted columns with foliated caps and the beams with dentilled
cornices; front stairs to 1st floor only, back stairs (of
stone) to full height.

Listing NGR: SJ8425098015

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