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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1208597



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Manchester

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jun-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 387999

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SJ8397NE CHEPSTOW STREET 698-1/31/51 (South side) 20/06/88 No.3 Canada House


Packing warehouse. 1909, by William G. Higginbottom. Cast-iron frame with steel truss roof, the north, south and west sides with cladding of buff glazed terracotta (roof concealed). Trapezoidal plan on island site. Art Nouveau style. Five storeys with basement and double attics, a 10-bay west facade with slender piers finished as octagonal pinnacles with domed caps, cornice to ground floor, modillioned cornice to 3rd floor, and separate cornices in each bay of 4th floor; segmental-headed 10-light windows at ground floor with transoms arched in the centre lights (forming a wave-like line along the whole), except for small doorway in 6th bay; 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor windows set in giant segmental-headed arches, with moulded enrichment to the panels between the floors, those at 1st and 2nd floors mostly coupled cross-window casements but with shallow canted oriels in the 2nd and 3rd, 5th and 6th, 8th and 9th bays, and those at 3rd floor with glazing matching that at ground floor; 3-light windows at 4th floor, sashed with glazing bars in the upper leaves, with cornices and stylised segmental pediments with triple-keystones; 2-tier attics, the upper tier set back. Slightly convex 4-bay north facade in matching style, but with main entrance in 3rd bay: round-headed arch in neo-Baroque style, with lion-mask keyblock, fine Art Nouveau wrought-iron gates and inner doors; curved left corner, and one-bay return along rear in same style and materials; south end also in matching style. Rear consists of iron frame with octagonal piers and glazed panels, and includes loading doorway with wall-crane. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8394497678

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National Grid Reference: SJ 83944 97678


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