SJ8398 : John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester
John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester
A fittingly grand home to one of the finest libraries in the country. Built in 1890 by Basil Champneys. The style is Gothic, but given a modern twist. Seen from this angle, most of the wall surface is plain - contrast with any Gothic cathedral - and there is a concentration of decoration around the narrow Deansgate front (SJ8398 : Detail of John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester). Grade I listed.
It was built in memory of the late John Rylands, textile manufacturer and philanthropist, conceived by his wife, Enriqueta Augustina. Since 1972, it has been part of the University of Manchester, whose website states that it houses "more than 4 million printed books and manuscripts, over 41,000 electronic journals and 500,000 electronic books". It is one of only five National Research Libraries.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8359 9820 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8158N 2:14.9242W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8361 9816
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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