HMP Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester

HMP Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken 1996 © Historic England Archive ref: aa96_02490

The central hall of A to F wings at HMP Manchester. The prison was built in 1866-68 to designs by the architect Alfred Waterhouse. The prison was also known as Strangeways, after the area of Manchester in which it is located. It was built to look after the most dangerous criminals and was also a place where corporal punishments were carried out. As part of this 100 people, both men and women, have been hanged at the prison since it was built.


Greater Manchester Manchester


1990s (1990 - 1999)


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