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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: 1219164



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: 03-Oct-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388245

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SJ8398SE KING STREET 698-1/27/192 (South side) 03/10/74 Nos.76 TO 80 (Even) Prudential Assurance office


Office building. c.1888 to 1896, by Alfred Waterhouse; altered and reduced. Blood-red brick and terracotta, with grey granite to ground floor (roof concealed). Deep rectangular plan occupying most of island site, with splayed corner to left. Four storeys (plus modern attic), 6 bays plus the corner, the 2nd and 6th bays breaking forward very slightly; arcaded ground floor faced with granite, with round-headed arches (mostly plate-glass windows); round-headed windows to the upper floors, mostly of 2 lights (but the wider 1st bay containing single-light windows in addition), those at 2nd floor with transoms and those at 3rd floor smaller; corbel tables to the 1st bay and the 3rd to 5th; rebuilt parapet replacing original gabled roofline and tower. Corner and long left return wall similar. Interior remodelled.

Listing NGR: SJ8387698251

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National Grid Reference: SJ 83876 98251


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