SJ8398 : The Town Hall, Albert Square

taken 9 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

The Town Hall, Albert Square
The Town Hall, Albert Square
Viewed here from the southwest corner of Albert Square, Manchester Town Hall is a stunning Neo-Gothic building, completed in 1877. It is a Grade I listed building (Historic England List entry Number: 1207469 LinkExternal link ) and the Town Hall Extension, completed in 1938, is Grade II listed.
Manchester, Albert Square
The creation of Albert Square arose out of a project by Manchester Corporation's Monuments Committee to erect a memorial to Prince Albert who had died of typhoid in 1861. The area in which the square is situated was once derelict land and an area of dense housing near the Town Yard and the River Tib. The square, named after the Prince Consort, was laid out to provide a space for this memorial (SJ8398 : Manchester, Albert Memorial) in 186367. Work on the town hall, which now dominates the square, began in 1868 and was completed in 1877.

The centre of Albert Square was originally laid out in the form of a traffic circle and a group of bus stops occupied the western part. In 1987 the square was redesigned and the eastern side in front of the town hall was pedestrianised. The square was laid with fan-shaped granite setts, York stone paving and 'heritage'-style cast-iron street furniture.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 838 980 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7570N 2:14.6797W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 837 980
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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