The Tower of Strangeways Gaol, Manchester
Description: The Tower of Strangeways Gaol
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 457640
OS Grid Reference: SJ8376399593
OS Grid Coordinates: 383763, 399593
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4928, -2.2462
Location: Sherborne Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 4FY
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SJ8399 SOUTHALL STREET, Cheetham
698-1/14/578 (North side)
03/10/74 The Tower of Strangeways Gaol
Tower formerly combining the functions of observation and
water tower.1866-68, by Alfred Waterhouse. Red brick with
sandstone dressings.Octagonal plan. Minaret style, approx.365
feet high, with an archedrecess in each side, a perimeter
gallery with brick balustraded parapeton stone corbels, and a
domed cupola with louvred openings in the sidesand cast-iron
cresting to the roof. A very prominent landmark in thisarea of
Listing NGR: SJ8376399593
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Source: English Heritage
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