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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.

Name: LAWRENCE BUILDINGS

List entry Number: 1220257

Location

7, CENTRAL STREET
LAWRENCE BUILDINGS, 2 AND 4, MOUNT STREET

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: 03-Oct-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388337

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History

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Details

MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE MOUNT STREET 698-1/27/242 (West side) 03/10/74 Nos.2 AND 4 Lawrence Buildings

GV II*

Includes: No.7 CENTRAL STREET. Offices (formerly Inland Revenue). 1874, by Pennington and Bridgen; altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Rectangular plan on end-of-block site. Gothic style with much elaborate detail. Four storeys and attics, an assymetrical 5-window facade to Mount Street (including chamfered corner to left), with sill-bands, 3-sided corner with corbel-table, tourelles and slated spirelet, tall crocketed gable to right of this also with tourelles; central doorway under steeply-pitched canopy with 2-centred arch, flanked by altered windows; 2-centred arched 1- and 2-light windows to the upper floors with cusped lights and hoodmoulds, 2nd-floor niche with statue and crocketed canopy; at the left corner a 2-centred arched doorway with shafts, carved surround and hoodmould, flanked by lions on pedestals holding shields of arms; and immediately over the door the traceried corbel of an elaborately decorated 2-storey canted oriel. Five-bay left return wall to Central Street in similar style, with central gable. Steeply-pitched roof with low box dormers and tall chimney stacks. Interior not inspected. Forms group with St Andrew's Chambers, 20 and 21 Albert Square, in similar scale and style to the right (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8380298016

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National Grid Reference: SJ 83802 98016

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