ALBERT MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1197820

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1963

Statutory Address: ALBERT MEMORIAL, ALBERT SQUARE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ALBERT MEMORIAL, ALBERT SQUARE

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

District: Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SJ 83822 98116

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History

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Details

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 387866

Legacy System: LBS

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