The Buildings of City Square

Beginning on the south side and walking in a clock-wise direction, the buildings surrounding the Square are as follows:

  • Queen's Hotel: by W.Curtis Green and W.H.Hamlyn, 1937. Grade II
  • Cinema, station concourse, and the offices of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company: by W.Curtis Green and W.H.Hamlyn, 1931-38. Grade II

Cross Wellington Street to reach the first of three prominent corner site buildings:

  • Majestic cinema, 1921 by Pascal J. Stienlet, now the 'Majestyk' night club. Grade II

Cross Quebec Street to the west side of the Square:

Cross Infirmary Street to the north side of the Square and the second corner site building:

  • Norwich House, no. 1 City Square, 1997 by Abbey Hanson Rowe.

Cross Park Row to reach:

  • Priestley House, No.1 Park Row, 1996-7 by Fletcher Joseph Architects. It stands on the site of Priestley Hall. This was the school attached to Mill Hill chapel, and designed by its architect, Crowther in a churchy 15th century GothicGlossary Term.
  • The Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel was designed in 1847-8 by Bowman and Crowther of Manchester. It shows the influence of the parish church of 1838-41 by R. Dennis Chantrell and marks the change from the GeorgianGlossary Term classicalGlossary Term to the Victorian GothicGlossary Term allegiance among Nonconformist chapels. Grade II*
  • Exchange House: c.1965 by Kitson, Pyman and Partners. Pevsner declared 'The character of City Square has been much changed by three new buildings of a scale new to the square' and regarded this as the best of the three - 'the podiumGlossary Term curves well into Boar Lane'.

Cross Boar Lane to reach the third corner site building:

  • The premises of the Yorkshire District Banking Company, now a bar, by W.W.Gwyther 1899. Grade II.

Cross Bishopgate Street to returnGlossary Term to the Queen's Hotel.


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