SJ8398 : Mynshull's House, Upstand and Finials

taken 5 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Mynshull's House, Upstand and Finials
Mynshull's House, Upstand and Finials
This interesting, Jacobean style building on Cateaton Street, near to Manchester Cathedral, is said to be the site of the distinguished Manchester apothecary and philanthropist, Thomas Mynshull . Born at Wells Green, Wistaston in 1613, he died in 1689 and was buried at the Collegiate Church (now the Cathedral).

Mynshull House bears the stone carved memorial on its bay which reads as follows: "Thomas Mynshull, sometime an apothecary of the town, bequeathed this property to Trustees, to apprentice poor, sound and healthful boys of Manchester in honest labor and employment". On the left and right hand panels are details of his birth and death.

The building is made of red sandstone with terracotta embellishments. It has a
large bowed upstand with terracotta foliation, frieze lettered "MYNSHULL'S HOUSE". Jacobean-style strap-work cresting with obelisk finials, flanked by lions with shields on lettered pedestals give the founding date (1689) and the rebuilding date (1890).

It is a grade II listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 387969 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Date (from Tags)
1689  1890 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8384 9868 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0751N 2:14.6996W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8384 9866
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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