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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: 1247447



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: 456845

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SJ8398 QUAY STREET 698-1/16/346 (South side) 03/10/74 County Court


Town house, recently court. Mid C18 with later additions, altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with stucco plinth, roof not visible. Deep rectangular plan formed by double-depth main range with rear extensions. Three storeys over basement, a symmetrical 5-bay facade with 1-bay centre breaking forwards slightly; with plinth and modillioned eaves cornice. The doorway in the centre has a late C19 pilastered doorcase with frieze and cornice (replacing original raised pedimented doorway approached by double flight of steps); the windows have plain reveals, raised sills and flat-arched heads, with 12-pane sashes at ground and 1st floors and 9-pane sashes at 2nd floor; and the basement has segmental-headed windows. Later wing attached at right-hand side, raised and altered in C20. The 7-window left return wall (to Byrom Street) has, inter alia, blind windows next to the front, a doorway and 2 round-headed stair-windows at the junction with the back extension, various sashed windows with glazing bars, and a parapet ramped to conceal the gable. Interior not inspected. History: formerly residence of Richard Cobden, politician and reformer; subsequently home of Owen's College, which later became University of Manchester.

Listing NGR: SJ8336498014

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National Grid Reference: SJ 83364 98014


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