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© Mr Peter Sargeant

IoE Number: 388331
Photographer: Mr Peter Sargeant
Date Photographed: 11 June 2002
Date listed: 25 February 1952
Date of last amendment: 25 February 1952
Grade I

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MANCHESTERSJ8498SWMOSLEY STREET698-1/28/241(East side)

MANCHESTER SJ8498SW MOSLEY STREET 698-1/28/241 (East side) 25/02/52 City Art Gallery GV I Royal Manchester Institution, now City Art Gallery. 1824-35, by Sir Charles Barry. Rusticated ashlar (roofs not visible). Rectangular plan parallel to street and set back from it, with projecting central portico. Greek Ionic style. Two storeys with the appearance of one, plus a central attic; a symmetrical composition with 3:5:3-bay main range flanked by slightly-projected pavilions, the whole raised on a plinth, and with a pedimented portico of 6 giant Ionic columns, 3-bay colonnaded side ranges with Ionic columns in antis, plain corner pilasters to the pavilions, a continuous plain entablature, dentilled cornice and plain parapet with moulded coping; plus a rectangular attic behind the portico, flanked by set-back parapets over the side ranges. The portico, approached by full-width steps, contains a large doorway with moulded architrave and cornice on consoles; the rear walls of the colonnaded side ranges have windows with plain reveals; the pavilions each have 3 sashed windows at ground floor with simple architraves and cornices, and 3 small rectangular panels above with statuary. The attic (forming a lantern to the entrance hall) has small windows with pilaster jambs, and a frieze and moulded cornice with roundels (etc). Interior: square entrance hall with stone imperial staircase, balustraded gallery on fluted Doric columns.

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