Manchester, Albert Square :: Shared Description

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.
by David Dixon
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SJ8398 : Manchester Christmas Market, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Day Parade, The Elephant in Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Square, Christmas Market by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Jubilee Fountain by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Christmas Market, Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester, Albert  Memorial by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Square, The Year of the Horse by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Pals Recruiting Tram in Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Christmas Market, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Christmas Market in Albert Square. by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Christmas Market, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : The Town Hall, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Square, Manchester Day by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Vintage Tram Outside Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Square, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Albert Square and Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Christmas Market Outside Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Christmas Markets, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Christmas Market, Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall (1976) by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester's Albert Memorial by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Father Christmas at Albert Square by David Dixon

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Created: Fri, 20 Feb 2015, Updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015

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