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Albert Memorial

A Grade I Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4795 / 53°28'46"N

Longitude: -2.2452 / 2°14'42"W

OS Eastings: 383822

OS Northings: 398116

OS Grid: SJ838981

Mapcode National: GBR DJH.JP

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HS2X

Entry Name: Albert Memorial

Listing Date: 18 December 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387866

Location: Manchester, M2

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8398SE ALBERT SQUARE
698-1/27/5 Albert Memorial
18/12/63

GV I

Memorial to Prince Albert. 1862-5, by Thomas Worthington, with
statue by Matthew Noble. Mostly sandstone, with statue of
white marble. In the form of a large Gothic ciborium or
canopy, to a design derived from the C13 church of Santa Maria
della Spina in Italy: square in plan, with a tall 2-centred
arched opening in each side under a steep gable with carved
enrichments, corner piers surmounted by tall canopies with
shafts and heavily carved crocketed tops, containing statues
representing Art, Commerce, Science and Agriculture, and an
octagonal spire with crocketed top and delicate wrought-iron
open-work finial. Raised on base with moulded plinth and bands
of heraldic panels, and mounted on podium of 5 steps. Under
the canopy, a statue of a standing figure, mounted on a
pedestal.
History: first major Albert Memorial to be completed; perhaps
a prototype for the Albert Memorial in Kensington, by Sir
George Gilbert Scott.


Listing NGR: SJ8382298116

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