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© Mr Neil Short LBIPP

IoE Number: 456845
Location: COUNTY COURT, QUAY STREET (south side)
  MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr Neil Short LBIPP
Date Photographed: 23 September 2001
Date listed: 03 October 1974
Date of last amendment: 03 October 1974
Grade II*

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MANCHESTERSJ8398QUAY STREET698-1/16/346(South side)

MANCHESTER SJ8398 QUAY STREET 698-1/16/346 (South side) 03/10/74 County Court GV II* Town house, recently court. Mid C18 with later additions, altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with stucco plinth, roof not visible. Deep rectangular plan formed by double-depth main range with rear extensions. Three storeys over basement, a symmetrical 5-bay facade with 1-bay centre breaking forwards slightly; with plinth and modillioned eaves cornice. The doorway in the centre has a late C19 pilastered doorcase with frieze and cornice (replacing original raised pedimented doorway approached by double flight of steps); the windows have plain reveals, raised sills and flat-arched heads, with 12-pane sashes at ground and 1st floors and 9-pane sashes at 2nd floor; and the basement has segmental-headed windows. Later wing attached at right-hand side, raised and altered in C20. The 7-window left return wall (to Byrom Street) has, inter alia, blind windows next to the front, a doorway and 2 round-headed stair-windows at the junction with the back extension, various sashed windows with glazing bars, and a parapet ramped to conceal the gable. Interior not inspected. History: formerly residence of Richard Cobden, politician and reformer; subsequently home of Owen's College, which later became University of Manchester.

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