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A Grade II Listed Building in Crumpsall, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.5117 / 53°30'42"N

Longitude: -2.2325 / 2°13'57"W

OS Eastings: 384675

OS Northings: 401693

OS Grid: SD846016

Mapcode National: GBR DM4.84

Mapcode Global: WHB98.PZ2R

Plus Code: 9C5VGQ68+MX

Entry Name: Woodlands

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388040

Location: Manchester, M8

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Crumpsall

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Crumpsall St Thomas with Cheetham St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/2/622 (South side)
03/10/74 Woodlands


Country house, now ICI conference centre and club. 1810. Red
brick in Flemish bond, slate roofs. L-plan formed by
rectangular main block with service wing attached at north
end. Classical style. The main block is 2 storeys over a
basement, plus added attic, 5 bays, symmetrical, with a 3-bay
pedimented centre breaking forwards slightly; plinth, renewed
projected eaves, restored pediment and hipped roof. The centre
has a giant round-headed blank arch containing a segmentally
curved porch with Tuscan columns distyle in antis, plain
frieze, modillioned cornice and blocking course, protecting a
pilastered doorway with panelled double doors, side-lights and
plain rectangular overlight. All the windows have raised sills
and flat-arched heads, and are now top-hung casements with 12
panes at ground floor and 9 panes above. To the left a high
screen wall encloses the yard to the service wing which has a
gable adjoining the house and a set-back main range. The
right-hand (south) return wall has a 2-storey 3-window bow
with French windows at ground floor and 1st-floor windows like
those at the front (now flanked by C20 flat-roofed additions).
Rear: main block has exposed basement and windows like those
at front; service wing has arcade of blank arches at ground
floor. Interior: groin-vaulted hall; fine open-well flying
staircase of stone with very slender cast-iron balusters and
domed skylight; otherwise, mostly altered.

Listing NGR: SD8467501693

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

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