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Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ 84493 98439



SJ8498SW DALE STREET 698-1/28/77 (North East side) No.3


Formerly known as: No.23 SPEAR STREET. Millinery warehouse, now clothing shops. 1900-1910. Cast-iron columns and concrete floors, clad in red brick and ochre terracotta, with plinths of polished pink granite; roof concealed. Rectangular plan on corner site at junction with Spear Street. Simplified baroque style. Composed of a 5-storey 4-window entrance block with a splayed corner, and a 3-storey 6-window rear range, with a basement throughout and an attic to the rear range. The facades are rectilinear grids of large windows separated by vertical piers and horizontal bands mostly of terracotta, the piers treated as blocked columns at ground floor and banded pilasters above, with various moulded terracotta enrichments in Art Nouveau style. The splayed corner, treated as a 3-sided full-height porch, has a segmental-headed doorway and overlight under a segmental hood on decorated consoles, windows which are square headed at 1st and 2nd floors and segmental-headed at 3rd and 4th floors, with a dentilled moulded cornice segmentally arched over the topmost, cartouches with pendants on the piers between them, an upstand over each pier; and a domed roof. Balancing the composition, the left end bay has a segmental open pediment in similar style. Otherwise, the ground floor has segmental-arched windows with sloped basement windows immediately beneath; at 1st floor the 3 principal bays have Venetian-style casement glazing; the 2 centre bays have segmental-headed windows at 2nd floor and flat-roofed 3-light windows at 4th floor with dentilled sill-bands. The rear range (to Spear Street) has banded pilasters to the narrow end bay (balancing the returned side of the entrance block), and basement and ground floor matching the front; otherwise, intermediate piers mainly of brick, segmental-headed windows at 2nd floor, a dentilled cornice of terracotta, and low 3-light attic windows with cornices arched over the centre lights. Interior not inspected. Forms group with 18 Oldham Street to left (q.v.) and Sevendale House to right (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8449398439


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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: 20 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/12423/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Lomas. Source Historic England Archive
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