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© Mr Peter Hyde

IoE Number: 454820
Location: BESWICK COOPERATIVE SOCIETY BUILDING, NORTH ROAD (east side)
  MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr Peter Hyde
Date Photographed: 27 August 2007
Date listed: 06 June 1994
Date of last amendment: 06 June 1994
Grade II

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MANCHESTERSJ89NENORTH ROAD, Longsight698-1/5/733(East side)

MANCHESTER SJ89NE NORTH ROAD, Longsight 698-1/5/733 (East side) Beswick Cooperative Society building II Cooperative Society shops and meeting hall. Dated 1912; altered. Red brick with liberal dressings of green and buff glazed terracotta, red tiled roof with geometrical patterned band and cockscomb ridge tiles. Rectangular plan. Edwardian Baroque style. Two storeys and attic, 11 bays; projected ground floor with dark green Ionic pilasters between the shops and a central recessed porch with dark green surround, light green Ionic columns and segmental open pediment (etc); inverted voluted brackets linking ground floor pilasters to alternate pedestals of 1st-floor colonnade, which has Ionic semi-columns with festoons and a thin cornice, all in matching light green terracotta; swagged frieze of buff terracotta with buff modillions to a green cornice; brick parapet with buff terracotta balustrades and triangular dormers in alternate bays, interrupted in the centre by a green segmental pediment with raised lettering "BESWICK COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD". Tall segmental-headed windows at 1st floor including a canted bay in the centre with parapet lettered "BUILT AD 1912", and coupled windows in the 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 11th bays, all with elaborate surrounds of buff terracotta including quoined jambs, moulded transoms and enriched keystones; and stained glass in the upper lights. Square Baroque-style turret at left gable.

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