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IoE Number: 212970
Location: CIVIC THEATRE, CHESTER ROAD (north side)
Photographer: Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS
Date Photographed: 15 August 2003
Date listed: 30 June 1987
Date of last amendment: 30 June 1987
Grade II

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STRETFORDCHESTER ROADSJ 89 SW(north-west side)(SJ 7994 SE)5/12Civic Theatre

STRETFORD CHESTER ROAD SJ 89 SW (north-west side) (SJ 7994 SE) 5/12 Civic Theatre - - II Free public library, overseer's office and lecture rooms, now offices.1879. Given by John Rylands. Brick with ashlar dressings and slate roof. 9 bays with 2 storeys. Mixed Gothic Revival. Symmetrical elevation with central entrance and tower. Paired sash ground floor windows with separating colonnettes and carved roundels to the arched stone lintels. Foliated carving to impost band. Sash windows to first floor with ornate cast-iron balconies. The window in bay 8 has been reduced in height. Coped parapet above crocket frieze. A 3-light gabled dormer window breaks the symmetry. Bold stone pinnacles overhang at the corners. The tower has grand panelled double-doors below a moulded arch, a balcony with cast-iron parapet at the third stage, clock faces, a machicolated frieze and a steep pyramidal roof.Interior: the central stair hall is surrounded by quatrefoil columns with carved capitals. Coloured floor tiles, glazed wall tiles, panelled doors with elaborate surrounds, plaster cornices and the grand stair which has a roll-moulded rail and prominent newel post include some of the internal features.

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