Conservative Club - Ardwick

This building in Higher Ardwick started life as the Conservative Club.  The foundation stone and the plaque at the top of the building indicate that it dates from 1878.  I have shaded it in red on the map below.

The red arrow indicats it on the aerial photograph below taken in 1953.

I suppose we can conclude that the carved device on the foundation stone involved the letters ACC artistically entwined.

The building was designed by Slater and Kendal and is descrived in the Pevsner Guide as being made of, "... red brick with stone and terracotta dressings .. two tall storeys with arcades of windows flanking a narrow entrance bay crowned by a segmental pediment."