103, PRINCESS STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1247391
Date first listed:
11-May-1972
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Jun-1994
Statutory Address:
103, PRINCESS STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
103, PRINCESS STREET

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

District:
Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 84226 97827

Details

MANCHESTER

SJ8497NW PRINCESS STREET 698-1/32/341 (North East side) 11/05/72 No.103 (Formerly Listed as: PRINCESS STREET (East side) No.103 Municipal High School of Commerce)

GV II*

Mechanics' Institute, now museum. 1854, by J.E.Gregan; altered and internally remodelled. Red brick in Flemish bond with sandstone dressings (roof not visible). Irregular plan within a parallelogram, on an island site. Italian palazzo style. Three storeys with cellar and added attic, 7 bays, symmetrical; stone plinth, sill-bands to all floors, plain frieze, modillioned cornice, high pilastered parapet disguising added attic. Central round-headed doorway with moulded stone surround and very prominent cornice on consoles; tall 4-pane sashed windows to all floors, all with moulded architraves, those at ground floor with cornices, aprons, and raised sills on large brackets, and those at 1st floor with segmental pediments on consoles, and blind-balustraded aprons linked by a band. Left return wall has one bay in matching style, with a lettered plaque near the front corner, and then breaks forwards, the further portion having a large tripartite window on each floor, both with stone surrounds but the upper larger and with round-headed lights. History: the first Trades Union Congress was held in this building.

Listing NGR: SJ8422697827

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
456840
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 23 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05791/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Neil Short. Source Historic England Archive
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