Thomas Mynshull's House. Manchester :: Shared Description

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).
by David Dixon
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SJ8398 : Mynshull's House, Upstand and Finials by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Mynshull's House, Cateaton Street by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Mynshull's House, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Mynshull's House (detail) by David Dixon


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Created: Thu, 19 Feb 2015, Updated: Thu, 19 Feb 2015

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