Albion Wharf (now offices etc.), Albion Street, Manchester. Listed Building. Mangnall & Littlewood. c.1869, with later the rear and interior. Red brick with sandstone dressings and a slate roof. A Venetian Gothic-style building of four storeys plus basement, this has a nine-bay façade with "the left corner canted back" (listing text). The most distinctive feature of the former canal-side warehouse is its "unusual cast-iron traceried windows" (Hartwell 145). The younger William Mangnall would just have taken over from his father at this time, and been joined by John Littlewood, with whom he had served his articles. Though now rather out of the way, and overshadowed by later, taller office-blocks, this is an attractive building showing an imaginative use of materials.

Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2012. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to the Victorian Web or cite it in a print document.


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Hartwell, Clare. Manchester. Pevsner Architectural Guides. London: Penguin, 2001. Print.

Mangnall and Littlewoods, Architects Magnall Website. Web. 22 July 2012.

Last modified 30 September 2012