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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1254670



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Manchester

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 457638

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SJ8399 SOUTHALL STREET, Cheetham 698-1/14/576 (North side) 03/10/74 Gatehouse of Strangeways Gaol


Gatehouse of gaol. 1866-8, by Alfred Waterhouse. Red brick with sandstone dressings and steeply-pitched slate roofs. Irregular plan. French Gothic style. Three storeys and 3 bays plus 2-storey 3-bay wing to left. The principal element, consisting of a central entrance archway flanked by semi-octagonal turrets, has battered sandstone rubble plinths to the turrets, plain stone bands and a 1st floor string-course, emphaticlly bracketed eaves, octagonal-conical roofs to the turrets, and 2 tall chimneys on the central ridge. The 2-storey centre has a large round-headed arch moulded in 3 orders, with massive double doors and a plain fanlight, and a round-headed niche at 1st floor containing the Royal Arms, flanked by single-light windows; the 3-storey turrets have single-light windows diminishing in the height, with iron bar grilles to all floors of the right-hand turret and ground floor of the left turret. Two storey wing to left, in matching style, including bay window to left and gabled porch to right.

Listing NGR: SJ8380099527

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National Grid Reference: SJ 83800 99527


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