Basic Site Details

Name: Manchester Town Hall
City or county: Manchester
Country: England
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Notes: 136 entrants in total. First stage assessed by G Godwin, second stage by Donaldson and Street.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town hall  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118661867Competition held 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 10Alfred Waterhouse  1866 Won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 10Bruce James Talbert  1866 Competition design - unplaced
Item 3 of 10Edward Salomons  1866 Competition design - shortlisted in first stage, unsuccessful in second stage
Item 4 of 10John Honeyman  1866 Competition design - unplaced
Item 5 of 10John Oldrid Scott  1866 Competition design - shortlisted in first stage, unsuccessful in second stage
Item 6 of 10Thomas Henry Wyatt  1866 Competition design - shortlisted in first stage, unsuccessful in second stage
Item 7 of 10Speakman & Charlesworth A1866 Competition design - shortlisted in first stage, placed second in second stage
Item 8 of 10Clarke & Bell Jc. 1866 Competition design
Item 9 of 10George Bell I Jc. 1866 Competition design
Item 10 of 10William Clarke Jc. 1866 Competition design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder1866XXIV p907
Item 2 of 5Builder1867XXV pp185, 223, 248, 612, 625, 60, 687 & 734
Item 3 of 5Builder1868XXVI pp138, 249, 259, 317i, 336 & 392i
Item 4 of 5Builder1876XXXIV p952i
Item 5 of 5Building News29 April 1881  Talbert design published

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1State Library, New South WalesSketchbook and scrapbook of architectural plans and tracings Plates 147-148