NATIONAL BUILDINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1254470

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1994

Statutory Address: NATIONAL BUILDINGS, 14, ST MARYS PARSONAGE

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Location

Statutory Address: NATIONAL BUILDINGS, 14, ST MARYS PARSONAGE

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

District: Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SJ 83566 98477

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Details

MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE ST MARY'S PARSONAGE 698-1/27/407 (West side) No.14 National Buildings

GV II

Office block. 1905-9, by Harry S. Fairhurst, for National Boiler and Generator Insurance Company. Iron or steel frame, with cladding of buff and white terracotta and some red brick. Large quadrilateral plan. Eclectic style. Five storeys with basement and 2 attic storeys, 9 bays, symmetrical; with rusticated terracotta and mutuled cornice to the first 2 floors, pilasters to the next 3 floors of the 7-bay main range (panelled and of brick at 2nd and 3rd floors, terracotta with coved niches at 4th floor), with a mutuled cornice; and banded terracotta to the outer bays which are treated as towers and finished with Baroque cupolas; set-back attic storeys between the turrets. The ground floor has large round-headed windows with cavetto surrounds and triple keystones, a similar but larger waggon entry to the right, and a central doorway with banded pilastered surround carried up to a semi-circular pediment enclosing a circular window at 1st floor, with moulded enrichments. The 1st floor has segmental-headed 3-light windows with enriched keyblocks; the upper floors have (inter alia) 3-storey canted oriels to the outer bays, 3-light windows to the 2nd and 3rd floors and a plaque in the centre lettered "NATIONAL BUILDINGS", 2-light windows to the 4th floor with Ionic colonnettes, Diocletian windows to the first attic storey, with triple keystones, and 3-light windows to the 2nd attic (forming almost continuous glazing). Rear and interior not inspected. Forms group with Arkwright House, Parsonage Gardens (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8356698477

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Legacy System number: 457310

Legacy System: LBS

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