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Memorial Hall, Manchester

Description: Memorial Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 February 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 457641

OS Grid Reference: SJ8376598041
OS Grid Coordinates: 383765, 398041
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4788, -2.2461

Location: County Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 5PJ

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M2 5PJ

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Listing Text

MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE SOUTHMILL STREET
698-1/27/376 (East side)
14/02/72 Nos.1 AND 3
Memorial Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
ALBERT SQUARE
(South side)
Memorial Hall)

GV II*

Meeting rooms and hall, now public house, restaurant etc.
1864-6, by Thomas Worthington; altered. Red brick with
sandstone and polychrome dressings, roof not visible.
Trapeziform plan on corner site. Venetian Gothic style. Three
storeys over basement, a narrow 3-window symmetrical facade to
Albert Square and a long 6-window return facade to Southmill
Street; with sandstone ashlar basement storey treated as a
plinth, sill-bands to all floors, plain intermediate stone
bands, moulded band over 2nd floor, corbel table and moulded
cornice. The principal facade to Albert Square has a large
2-centred arched doorway moulded in 2 orders with an inner
band of dog-tooth ornament and an internal flight of steps,
flanked by pointed-arched windows with shafts and polychrome
extradoses; a band with raised lettering "MEMORIAL HALL
ERECTED IN COMMEMORATION OF THE YEAR 1662"; windows of 1, 3
and 1 lights at 1st and 2nd floors, those at 1st floor like
those at ground floor and those at 2nd floor much larger and
square-headed with foliated caps to the shafts, cusped lights
and quatrefoil tracery in the heads, and the outer windows
with little stone balconies. The return facade to Southmill
Street has an arched doorway at each end, and windows to each
floor like those at the front arranged: 1, 3+3, 3+3 and 1.
Interior not inspected. History: erected to commemorate the
2,000 nonconformist clergy who seceded from the Church of
England in 1662 as a result of the Act of Uniformity; formerly
housed the Manchester Unitarian Sunday School Union and Home
Missionary Board, the Charles Halle Choir, and several
societies such as the Statistical, the Photographic,
Elocutionist, etc. Forms group with other items in Albert
Square (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ8376598041

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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