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© Mr Patrick Norris

IoE Number: 387866
Location: ALBERT MEMORIAL, ALBERT SQUARE
  MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr Patrick Norris
Date Photographed: 09 January 2003
Date listed: 18 December 1963
Date of last amendment: 18 December 1963
Grade I

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MANCHESTERSJ8398SEALBERT SQUARE698-1/27/5Albert Memorial

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.

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