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

Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 84697 90446



SJ8490 STENNER LANE, Didsbury 698-1/25/651 (West side) 03/10/74 Fletcher Moss Art Gallery


Formerly known as: Old Parsonage STENNER LANE Didsbury. House, now art gallery. Probably early C19; enlarged and altered. Roughcast on brick, slate roofs on 3 levels. Double-depth linear plan on east-west axis, comprised of long main range with end-bays treated as crosswings within the rectangle, and an addition to the east end. Two storeys and 8 windows (1:4:1+2), the end bays higher. The entrance, offset left of centre, has a wrought-iron porch with swept lead roof, doorway with ex situ C17 oak jambs and door. The ground floor has 3 wooden canted bay windows (all different), that at the left end large and flat-roofed with leaded glazing, the next 5-sided with hipped slate roof and leaded glazing including tracery, and the 3rd (to right of porch) with a hipped roof of red tiles and glazing from ground to eaves (one light hinged), and in the right-hand wing a tripartite casement with hooped glazing bars: all these windows with internal shutters. The 1st floor has sashed windows with Gothic glazing bars, all square except in the right wing and its addition. Hipped roofs to the end bays, with projecting eaves; various tall chimneys. Rear and interior not inspected. History: formerly the home of Alderman Fletcher Moss, JP, local historian and connoisseur, whose collection of water colour paintings (including many by Turner) formed the nucleus of the gallery's collection.

Listing NGR: SJ8469790446


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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: 02 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/04782/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mike Widdas. Source Historic England Archive
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