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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1291458
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388281
Location: Manchester, M3
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/11/2016
LIVERPOOL ROAD (North side)
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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