St John's Gardens :: Shared Description

St. John's Gardens is on the site of one of Manchester's lost churches. Built in 1768/9, St. John's Church was built for Edward Byrom, a local landowner and businessman. It was demolished in 1931.
The gardens which are situated close to Deansgate, between Byrom Street and Lower Byrom Street, consist of amenity grassland laid out in formal lawns, flower and herbaceous bedding areas with ornamental planting, access routes, seating and an amenity hut. City workers, tourists and city centre residents predominantly use this green space as a relaxation garden.
A monument to the church and the 22,000 people buried in its grounds stands in the middle of the Gardens where the original entrance of St. John's Church lay. One of the panels within the monument stands in memory of William Marsden who was instrumental in obtained the Saturday half day holiday for Manchester in 1843.
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by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : St John's Cross: Base inscription (3) by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St John's Cross: Base inscription (4) by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St John's Gardens and Byrom House by David Dixon
SJ8397 : St John's Gardens Memorial by David Dixon
SJ8397 : St John's Cross: Base inscription (1) by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St John's Gardens by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St John's Gardens by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St John's Cross by Gerald England
SJ8397 : A new bench in St John's Gardens by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Memorial bench in St John's Gardens by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St John's Cross: Base inscription (2) by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St John's Gardens by David Dixon


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Created: Mon, 19 Jul 2010, Updated: Mon, 19 Jul 2010

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