Manchester Parcel Post Office, Mirabel Street :: Shared Description

Built in 1894 as a parcel post office, this red-brick building is bounded on the south-west side by the River Irwell, on the north side by New Bridge Street, and on the south-east side by Mirabel Street. It was later used as a wholesale warehouse before being developed for its present use as a residential apartment complex known as “the Sorting Office”.

It has been designated as a grade II listed building as “an extensive parcel sorting office completed in 1894, a specialist building type strategically sited between the Exchange and Victoria stations in Manchester, and a key component of the extensive network of transportation and storage facilities in late C19 Manchester, then at the height of its commercial and industrial influence” (English Heritage Building ID: 488320 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
by David Dixon
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SJ8399 : Manchester Parcel Post Office, Mirabel Street by David Dixon
SJ8399 : Manchester Parcel Post Office - Decorated Panel (Crown) by David Dixon
SJ8399 : River Irwell, New Bridge Street by David Dixon
SJ8399 : Mirabel Street, Former Manchester Parcel Post Office by David Dixon
SJ8399 : The Sorting Office, Mirabel Street by David Dixon
SJ8399 : River Irwell, Manchester Parcel Sorting Office by David Dixon
SJ8399 : Manchester Parcel Post Office (detail) by David Dixon
SJ8399 : Mirabel Street, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8399 : New Bridge Street, Manchester Parcel Post Office by David Dixon
SJ8399 : Manchester Parcel Post Office - Decorated Panel (VR) by David Dixon


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Created: Mon, 15 Jun 2015, Updated: Mon, 15 Jun 2015

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