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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.

Name: No name for this Entry

List entry Number: 1270662



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

County District District Type Parish
ManchesterMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1994

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 457649

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SJ8498SW SPRING GARDENS 698-1/28/380 (West side) Nos.60 AND 62 Minster Insurance


Formerly known as: Nos.60 AND 62 Gartside's SPRING GARDENS. Includes: No.58 FOUNTAIN STREET. Manufacturers' warehouse, subsequently insurance office. 1882, by Alfred Waterhouse, for Gartside & Co; altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular plan on corner site, with narrow chamfered corners. Renaissance style. Four storeys and attic, 7 bays plus the corners; rusticated ground floor with cornice, string-courses and sill-bands to the upper floors, modillioned main cornice, panelled parapet interrupted by pedimented attic dormers, and octagonal corner turret with domed caps and slender apex lanterns. The ground floor is an arcade of round-headed arches with stepped voussoirs, with doorways in the 3 central arches and C20 plate-glass glazing in the others, and a similar doorway in the chamfered corner; the upper floors have 2-light mullioned windows, with carved panels between those at 1st and 2nd floors and raised bracketed sills to those at 3rd floor, and single-light windows to the corners (including the 1st stage of the turrets). The attic dormers have single-light windows in moulded architraves which have scrolled consoles at the sides and pedimented tops on consoles, and the turrets have very small 2-light mullioned windows to the upper stage. Left return (to Fountain Street) in matching style, plus a loading bay doorway at the further end. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8404098185

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National Grid Reference: SJ 84040 98185


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