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
Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors;
Our World Tuesday.