SJ8496 : Whitworth Hall, Oxford Road, Manchester

taken 8 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Whitworth Hall, Oxford Road, Manchester
Whitworth Hall, Oxford Road, Manchester
A sturdy block of Gothic, with a large Perpendicular Gothic window flanked by towers with pinnacles, belfries and spires. Started by Alfred Waterhouse in 1898 and completed by his son, Paul, in 1902. Alfred Waterhouse was also responsible for the mighty tower (SJ8496 : University of Manchester tower, Oxford Road, Manchester) and the far sections, now housing the Manchester Museum. This is the dominant group in the University of Manchester's campus. Grade II* listed.
The hall, named after a prosperous local industrialist, Joseph Whitworth, is now used for major functions including graduation ceremonies.
A bequest of a wealthy merchant, John Owens, led to the foundation of Owens College in 1851. These buildings were the fruits of later expansion, the college subsequently metamorphosising into the University of Manchester. Before it merged with UMIST, it was colloquially referred to as 'Owens' to distinguish it from the latter.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 25 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 846 965 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.9170N 2:14.0061W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 846 964
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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