Manchester: The Warehouse Legacy

    SubTitle

    An Introduction and Guide
    Manchester: The Warehouse Legacy large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        30 Sep 2002

        Summary

        An examination of Manchester’s textile warehouses. These warehouses provide the distinctive element of Manchester’s streetscape. The book examines their development, use and adaptation and places them in a social and historical context.
        9920437
        9920437

        Main Summary

          Manchester is known for its cotton mills, the Town Hall and its imposing commercial architecture, but it is textile warehouses that provide the distinctive element in its streetscape and make it unlike any other town in England.  These warehouses were only built during the century following 1825 - a relatively short time in the history of Manchester - and were never found throughout the city.  However they are intimately connected with Manchester's past position as the centre for the manufacturing and selling of cotton goods within England and to other parts of the world.  Their monumental scale and sometimes exuberant architectural style dominate the areas of the town in which they are clustered.  Nowhere else in Britain has there ever been such a concentration of buildings of this kind: the streets of the commercial quarter of Manchester are as distinctive as are those of governmental London.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Simon Taylor
          Malcolm Cooper
          P.S Barnwell

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm x 210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          64

          Number of Pages

          60

          ISBN

          9781873592670

          Contents

            Manchester and its warehouses
            Carrier's warehouses
            Commercial warehouses
            The changing face of Manchester's warehouses
            Further reading

            Reviews