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Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
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SJ 83940 98183



SJ8398SE BOOTH STREET 698-1/27/20 (South side) 03/10/74 No.6 Massey Chambers


Includes: No.7 KENNEDY STREET. Chambers, now offices. 1872, by Edward Salomons; altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular plan. Renaissance style. Basement, 3 storeys and attic, 5 bays, symmetrical; with emphatically enriched round-headed windows at 1st floor under a prominent enriched cornice implying a giant arcade up to that level; a panelled frieze and bracketed cornice to 2nd floor, and a parapet with a large pedimented dormer in the centre. The doorway has an elaborate architrave including pilasters of polished pink granite, lintel with raised and embellished lettering "MASSEY CHAMBERS", prominent cornice and carved pedimented entablature; the ground-floor has recessed sashed windows and above each of these a floating sunk panel with carving under triangular moulding implying a pediment; the arcaded windows at 1st floor have stylised rectangular shafts to the jambs, enriched impost bands and carved spandrels with masks in roundels, and the central window has 2 round-headed lights with a foliated shaft and circular tracery in the head; the 2nd floor has recessed sashed windows (2 lights in the centre) with jambs like those at 1st floor. The parapet has a raised round-headed panel over each bay, each containing a carved figure-head; the dormer in the centre has 2 round-headed lights with a pilastered architrave and carved pediment, and reclining cherub supporters. Rear (7 Kennedy Street): 3 bays, in similar but simpler style. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8394098183


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03775/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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