SJ8495 : Whitworth Art Gallery

taken 8 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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Whitworth Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
The gallery was founded in 1889 as “The Whitworth Institute and Park” by Robert Dukinfield Darbishire with a donation from Sir Joseph Whitworth. The gallery was built between 1895 and 1900 in a free Jacobean style to the designs of JW Beaumont. It became part of the University of Manchester in 1958.

The two-storey building is constructed of red brick with bands and dressings of matching terracotta and has green slate roofs. Its nine-bay main range has two towers and a large projecting semi-circular porch with a screen of paired stone Ionic columns and a stone frieze below a balustraded parapet. It is a Grade II Listed Building (Historic England List entry Number: 1246569 LinkExternal link ).
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SJ8495, 103 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 July, 2010
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Educational sites  Historic sites and artefacts 
Category
Art gallery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 849 959 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.6139N 2:13.7324W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 849 959
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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