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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1207469



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Manchester

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 387871

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MANCHESTER SJ8398SE ALBERT SQUARE 698-1/27/10 (East side)

25/02/52 Town Hall


Town Hall. 1868-77, by Alfred Waterhouse. Sandstone ashlar facing to brick carcass, slate roofs. Triangular island site, with 3 main ranges enclosing a triangular courtyard mostly filled by a rectangular Great Hall. Gothic style. Three storeys and attics. Building of major importance. Contains mural paintings by Ford Madox Brown, and statuary by W.Theed jun. (B of E Lancashire: Pevsner: P280-1; Guide Across Manchester: Civic Trust: P 43-7).

Listing NGR: SJ8386798089

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Atkins, P, Guide Across Manchester, (1976), 43-7
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)

National Grid Reference: SJ 83867 98089


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