Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester Virtual Tour.

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Manchester's Town Hall was completed in 1877 and is an example of Victorian Gothic revival architecture.

Completed by architect Alfred Waterhouse in 1877, the building features imposing murals by the artist Ford Madox Brown depicting important events in the history of the city. The Town Hall was rated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building in 1952 and the Town Hall Extension, completed in 1938, was Grade II* listed in 1974

The Town Hall has a 280-foot (85 metre) bell tower, housing a carillon of 23 bells, the last 12 of them are hung for full circle change ringing and were manufactured by John Taylor Bellfounders.

The clock bell, Great Abel, is named after Heywood and weighs 8 tons 2.5 cwt. It is inscribed with the initials AH and the Tennyson line Ring out the false, ring in the true.

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You are viewing panorama No.8 (Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square), one of 23 Virtual Reality 360 degree views of Manchester.

Map of Manchester showing the location of Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square at Latitude 53.479598 / Longitude -2.245124.
We have visited Manchester on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Wed, 4 Apr 2012 15:24:31 +0100.

 

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