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The Tower of Hmp Manchester

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheetham, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4931 / 53°29'35"N

Longitude: -2.2456 / 2°14'44"W

OS Eastings: 383801

OS Northings: 399624

OS Grid: SJ838996

Mapcode National: GBR DJB.FT

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.GGWH

Entry Name: The Tower of Hmp Manchester

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254672

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457640

Location: Manchester, M60

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cheetham

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Higher Broughton St James

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 6 December 2016.


(North side)

The Tower of HMP Manchester
(Formerly listed as: The Tower of Strangeways Gaol)



Extraction tower for the heating and ventilation system.1866-68, by Alfred Waterhouse. Red brick with sandstone dressings. Octagonal plan. Minaret style, approx. 234 feet high, with an arched recess in each side, a perimeter gallery with brick balustraded parapet on stone corbels, and a domed cupola with louvred openings in the sides and cast-iron cresting to the roof. A very prominent landmark in this area of the city.

Listing NGR: SJ 83801 99624

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