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© Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS

IoE Number: 212974
Location: ENTRANCE PORTAL AND LODGES TO FORMER WHITE CITY GREYHOUND TRACK, CHESTER ROAD (south east side)
  STRETFORD, TRAFFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS
Date Photographed: 21 August 2002
Date listed: 30 June 1987
Date of last amendment: 30 June 1987
Grade II

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STRETFORDCHESTER ROADSJ 89 NW(south-east side)(sJ 8196 SW)3/16Entrance portal

STRETFORD CHESTER ROAD SJ 89 NW (south-east side) (sJ 8196 SW) 3/16 Entrance portal and lodges to former White City - greyhound track - II Entrance portal and lodges. 1828. Ashlar, now painted, with cast-iron gates. Double vehicular gates flanked by pedestrian doorways and 2-storey lodges.In a grand classical manner. Elaborate double cast-iron gates below a semi- circular keystone arch flanked by freestanding paired unfluted Ionic columns. The doorways also have cast-iron gates and blind recesses above. 2-storeyed lodges to either side with attached giant columns in antis and 12-pane sash windows on each floor. A bold entablature and blocking course continues across the entire composition breaking forward above the freestanding columns. The portal was originally the entrance to the Botanic Gardens.

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