SJ8398 : Former Branch Bank of England, King Street, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Former Branch Bank of England, King Street, Manchester
Former Branch Bank of England, King Street, Manchester
An exceptional building by the Bank's architect, Charles Cockerell, 1845-46 ("the most expansive" of his three branch designs according to Pevsner). Cockerell was an original architect who cast a fresh eye over Classical motifs. This has an attached portico surmounted by a pediment with an arched window breaking through, mirroring the large arched windows below (which light the banking hall). The Greek Doric order of the columns is based on the Temple of Apollo at Delos. Grade I listed.
It has been shabbily treated, its status reduced to that of an entrance foyer to the indifferent office block behind.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8391 9826 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8487N 2:14.6351W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8389 9829
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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