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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.

Name: VICTORIA BATHS WITH ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS

List Entry Number: 1200808

Location

VICTORIA BATHS WITH ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS, HATHERSAGE ROAD

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

County: 
District: Manchester
District Type: Metropolitan Authority
Parish: 

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1983

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


Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388171


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List Entry Description

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History

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Details


MANCHESTER

SJ8595 HATHERSAGE ROAD, Longsight
698-1/22/731 (North side)
18/01/83 Victoria Baths with attached
forecourt walls

II*

Public baths. 1906. Red brick with buff terracotta dressings,
steeply-pitched slate roofs with glass skylights. Large
rectangular plan formed by an entrance range parallel to the
street with 3 parallel bath halls to the rear. Eclectic style
combining Jacobean and Baroque elements. Two-and-a-half storey
main range with single-storey wings and 2-storey bath halls,
with basements. The entrance block is a symmetrical 5-bay
composition, with 3:2:1:2:3 windows, the centre and end bays
breaking forwards slightly and steeply gabled, and flanked by
single-storey 3-window side wings on the same axis, all
stridently banded, and with tourelles to the gabled outer
bays, swan-neck pediments to the apex of the gables, banded
chimneys, and a large clock turret on the centre of the roof.
The centre has a canted bay at ground floor with
mullion-and-transom windows and a parapet with moulded
terracotta panel, but all other ground floor openings are
round-headed with keyed terracotta surrounds, including a
doorway with Ionic shafts in the centre of each of the
3-window end bays, and a similar doorway in the centre of the
side wing to the right (with terracotta panel above lettered
"FEMALES"). The 1st floor has cross-windows and a 6-light
mullion-and-transom window in the centre, all with keystones
over each light and low swan-neck pediments. The attic has
Venetian-style 3-light windows in the outer gables, a single
round-headed window in the centre, and segmental-pedimented
dormers between these. The domed clock-turret is mounted on a
mansard with balustraded parapet. Rectangular forecourt
enclosed by wall which has 3 gateways with wrought-iron gates,
and square piers at regular intervals with pedestals of former
urns. Left return wall in similar but simpler style, with 5
gables; right-hand return wall with blank arcade. Interior:
principal entrance hall in left wing, with 2-bay screen and
staircase of dark green glazed terracotta in Baroque style;
all pools galleried on 3 sides, No.1 Pool with Art Nouveau
railings, Nos 1 and 3 Pools with original changing cubicles
beneath the galleries but No.2 Pool altered as sports hall;
blank arcaded side walls, Venetian windows in the gable walls;
Turkish Baths at east end of front range.


Listing NGR: SJ8572595951


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Map

National Grid Reference: SJ 85725 95951


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