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Manchester House

A Grade II Listed Building in Conwy, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2806 / 53°16'50"N

Longitude: -3.8308 / 3°49'50"W

OS Eastings: 278030

OS Northings: 377522

OS Grid: SH780775

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZPH.FQ

Mapcode Global: WH654.4S2W

Entry Name: Manchester House

Listing Date: 30 December 2005

Last Amended: 30 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87445

Location: In a block of commercial and residential buildings fronting the street on the S side of Lancaster Square.

County: Conwy

Town: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Locality: Walled town

Built-Up Area: Conwy

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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In a block with Nos 2 and 3, and dated 1874 in an early photograph. It is first shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey.


A house and shop of 3 storeys and attic, of renewed scribed roughcast front painted cream, under a slate roof with roughcast stack to the L and brick stack to the R. In the lower storey is a 3-light shop window on a glazed-tile stallboard. Recessed to the L are a glazed shop door (No 4a) and half-glazed fielded-panel house door (No 4) under overlights. In the 1st floor is a tripartite 4-pane sash window, under a bracketed cornice (although an early photograph shows an oriel window here). The 2nd floor has two 4-pane horned sash windows in moulded architraves with keystones, on a corbelled sill band continuous with Nos 2 and 3. The central attic window has a similar architrave to paired 2-pane sashes, under a gable with fretwork barge boards and finial.

The rear has altered windows and ground-floor extension.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a commercial and residential building of definite late C19 character, part of an imposing architectural group formed by Nos 1-6, and for its overall contribution to the historical townscape of Lancaster Square.

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