Tuesday, October 14, 2014

32 Laystall Street, Manchester


A former garment warehouse, dated 1888. It was built with red brick in Flemish bond with dressings of moulded buff and white terracotta in an eclectic style with Romanesque elements. It has a three storey five-window façade, symmetrical, with the centre bay breaking forwards. Flanking the centre are round-headed doorways at ground floor and at 1st floor, with square-headed windows at 2nd floor, and beyond these coupled windows on all floors, set in large round-headed blank arches with Tudor-flower sill-bands to these; all these windows with much moulded terracotta enrichment, including twisted shafts with foliated caps. It has an unusual degree of High Victorian decoration on a relatively small building.


The Grade II listed building is near Great Ancoats Street.

A contribution to
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Ruby Tuesday;
Our World Tuesday.

14 comments:

  1. Some of the older buildings everywhere, have more great architectural work than the newer ones.

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  2. I love beautiful old buildings and this one is really nice.
    Marie

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  3. These old buildings are just beautiful !

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  4. So beautiful! I love those old brick houses.

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  5. This is a beautiful old building. I am sure it has many stories.

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  6. There are a boat load of similar buildings in this area. Nice details. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Gerald, a very unique building. The arched windows are stunning, but very unusual to have the blue around the windows.

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  8. great looking warehouse. love the round windows and the bricks.

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  9. That is one cool building. Certainly fancy for a warehouse!

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  10. Architecture of the past is so beautiful. And also, more substantial. I wish we could go back to that.

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  11. There is a lot of lovely detail in that building, I wonder if the garments made were as fancy?
    Wren x

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