SJ8398 : Albert Memorial, Albert Square, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Albert Memorial, Albert Square, Manchester
Albert Memorial, Albert Square, Manchester
Sumptuous neo-Gothic. A marble Albert (by Matthew Noble) stands in a canopy with ornate crocketed pinnacles, gables and spire. Statues at the foot of the pinnacles represent Art, Commerce, Science and Agriculture. This was all by Thomas Worthington, 1862, his first major commission. The carving was by local men, T.R. & E. Williams. The design is derived from Santa Maria della Spina in Pisa, and, incongruously, St Mary in Nantwich. Grade I listed.
The listing speculates that it was "perhaps a prototype for the Albert Memorial in Kensington".
Behind is the town hall: SJ8398 : Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester (3).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8382 9811 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7677N 2:14.7160W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8379 9813
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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