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Power Hall of Museum of Science and Industry

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4768 / 53°28'36"N

Longitude: -2.2553 / 2°15'18"W

OS Eastings: 383155

OS Northings: 397820

OS Grid: SJ831978

Mapcode National: GBR DGJ.CN

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.BV9Y

Entry Name: Power Hall of Museum of Science and Industry

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388281

Location: Manchester, M3

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/11/2016


Power Hall of Museum of Science and Industry

Railway goods transfer shed, now museum exhibition hall. 1855, for London and North Western Railway. Red brick with some sandstone dressings, hipped slate roof. Very long rectangular plan parallel to street, with wide splayed corner and short return to Lower Byrom Street. Single storey, 6:7:4 blind windows with wagon entrances between these groups and another in the splayed corner; round-headed blind windows with stepped surrounds and raised stone sills, large square-headed wagon doorways with flat-arched heads and stone fenders at the bases of the jambs (formerly furnished with sliding wooden doors but now glazed); continuous brick frieze with simplified corbel table and white brick band, brick parapet with stone coping. Three-bay return side similar.

Includes offices at the W end with four pairs of arched windows with keystones and shared stone sills to each of the two storeys, which are separated by a dentillated string course (formerly eaves, prior to the addition of the first floor). Rubbed-brick arched doorway on Liverpool Road with stone open pediment above retains timber double doors and later fanlight. Four-pane timber sash windows to front and rear elevation (some to rear altered during conversion to museum). Modillioned timber box gutter, central four-pot chimney stack and two-pot end stack. Rear (N) wall has carriage stones at each corner. Office interior said to retain fireplaces and cornices.

Listing NGR: SJ8315597820

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

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