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Statues & Public Monuments in Manchester

Manchester has a rich and diverse array of statues to the people and events that shaped the city and to a significant extent forged the modern science, technology, industry and commerce that heralded the modern age. These are the city fathers and founders of Manchester.
We have tried to make this listing comprehensive, but would happily welcome suggestions for inclusion, as well as information on any which have been inadvertently omitted.

Robert Owen Statue, Balloon Street Queen Victoria Monument, Piccadilly Gardens Oliver Cromwell Statue, Wythenshawe Park South African War Memorial, St Ann's Square
Left to Right: The Robert Owen Statue in Balloon Street; Queen Victoria Monument, Piccadilly Gardens ,
The Oliver Cromwell Statue, Wythenshawe Park; South African War Memorial, St Ann's Square.

Manchester Town Hall

  • James Prescott Joule - by Alfred Gilbert, 1893.
  • John Dalton - by Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1839.
  • John Bright - by William Theed, 1887.
  • Romaine Callender - by John Warrington Wood, 1880.
  • Sir Joseph Heron - by John Warrington Wood.
  • Richard Cobden - by E G Papworth, 1886.
  • William Gladstone - by Patric Park.
  • Rowland Hill - by Patric Park.
  • John Potter - by Patric Park.
  • Henry Leifchild -by George Wilson.
  • Oliver Cromwell - by Matthew Noble.
  • William Fairbairn - by Edward Geflowski, 1878.
  • Daniel McCabe - by John Cassidy, 1914-15.
  • Charles Pelham Villiers - by William Theed.

Albert Square

  • Albert Memorial Monument - by Thomas Worthington, 1861-67.
  • Figure of Prince Albert (Albert memorial) - by Matthew Noble.
  • Bishop James Fraser - by Thomas Woolner, 1888.
  • Oliver Heywood - by Albert Bruce-Joy, 1894.
  • William Gladstone - by Mario Raggi, 1901.
  • John Bright - by Albert Bruce-Joy, 1891.
  • Jubilee Fountain - Albert Square, by John Cassidy, 1897.

Manchester Cathedral

  • Humphrey Chetham - by William Theed, 1853.
  • Charles Lawson - by John Bacon, 1808.
  • Bishop James Fraser - sculptor unknown, 1887.
  • Hugh Birley - sculptor unknown.
  • Thomas Fleming - by Edward Hodges Baily, 1852.
  • Elizabeth Trafford - by George Napper, 1813.
  • James Moorhouse - outside wall of Cathedral, date and sculptor unknown.

Piccadilly Gardens

  • "Adrift" - Portland Street, by John Cassidy.
  • Queen Victoria Monument - by Edward Onslow Ford, 1901.
  • Robert Peel - by William Calder Marshall, 1853.
  • Duke of Wellington Monument - by Matthew Noble, 1856.
  • James Watt - by William Theed, 1857.
  • John Dalton - by William Theed, 1855.

Other City Centre Statues & Monuments

  • Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln Square, Brazenose Street, by George Grey Barnard, 1919. Formerly located in the gardens at Platt Hall in Rusholme.
  • Joseph Brotherton - Bridge Street, walkway by River Irwell, by Matthew Noble, 1858.
  • "Doves of Peace" - Bridge Street, Manchester, by Michael Lyons, 1986.
  • John Rylands - Rylands Library, Deansgate, by John Cassidy.
  • Enriqueta Rylands - Rylands Library, Deansgate, by John Cassidy.
  • "Vigilance" - Outside Manchester Evening News, Deansgate, by Keith Godwin, 1897.
  • William Shakespeare - niche over entrance, former Theatre Royal, Peter's Street, sculptor unknown, 1846.
  • Korean War Memorial - inside doorway of Britannia Hotel, Portland Street, by unknown sculptor, 1951.
  • "The Sentry" - inside doorway, niche, Britannia Hotel, Portland Street, by Charles Sargeant Jagger, 1922.
  • St Peter's Cross - St Peter's Square next to Cenotaph, by Temple Moore, 1908.
  • "Struggle for Peace & Freedom" - outside Town Hall Extension, St Peter's Square, by Phillip Jackson, 1988.
  • "Messenger of Peace" - Peace Garden, corner of Mosley Street and Princess Street, by Barbara Pearson, 1986.
  • Cenotaph - St Peter's Square, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1922-24.
  • Richard Cobden - St Ann's Square, next to St Ann's Church, by Marshall Wood, 1865-67.
  • South African War Memorial - St Ann's Square, by William Hamo Thorneycroft, 1907-08.
  • "The Reading Girl" - Manchester Central Library, staircase to Shakespeare Hall, by Giovanni Ciniselli, date unknown, unveiled in 1938 at present location.
  • Sir John Potter - Local Studies Unit, Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, by Patric Park, 1854.
  • Charles W Sutton - Manchester Central Library, Social Science Library, first floor, by John Cassidy, date unknown.
  • "Archimedes" - under arch opposite Barnes Wallis Building, Altrincham Street, by Thompson W Dagnall, 1990.
  • "Monument to Vimto" - adjacent to UMIST Building, Altrincham Street, by Kerry Morrison, 1992.
  • The Technology Arch - outside entrance to UMIST Building, Altrincham Street, by Axel Wolkenhauer, 1989.
  • "Combustion" - outside UMIST, Altrincham Street, by Marshall Hall, 1994.
  • "Insulator Family" - in front of Ferranti Building, UMIST, Granby Row, by Christopher Rose-Innes, 1987.
  • "UMIST Cube" - Granby Row, by Christopher Rose-Innes, 1991.
  • "Luca Pacioli" - Conference Centre, UMIST, Thompson W Dagnall, 1994.
  • "A Bigger Splash" - UMIST, by Liam Curtin, 1997.
  • "Sunbird" - Grosvenor Place Hall of Residence, Manchester University, by Christopher Rose-Innes, date unknown.
  • Robert Owen - outside Co-op Bank Building, corner of Balloon Street & Corporation Street, by Gilbert Bayes, 1994.
  • "Totem" - Arndale Centre, Market Street, by Franta Belsky, 1977.
  • "The Little Prince" - St Mary's Gate, by Jane Ackroyd, 1985.
  • "St George" - outside former YMCA Building, Peter Street, by unknown sculptor, 1909-11.
  • "Sheep" - Liverpool Road, Castlefield, next to Roman Fort, by Ted Roocroft, 1986.
  • "Ishinki Touchstone" - outside Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, by Kan Yasuda. 1996.
  • Sir John Barbirolli - Barbirolli Square, Lower Mosley Street, by Byron Howard, 2000.
  • "Visual Poem" - Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, by Deryck Healey, 1996.
  • Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway War Memorial -
    Victoria Station, 1922, artist unknown.
  • Charles Rolls & Henry Royce - Midland Hotel, Peter Street, by Lynda Addison, 1999.
  • "Navvy's Dinner" - Castlefield, beside Bridgewater Canal, by Locky Morris, 1985.
  • Post Office Peace Memorial - Oldham Road, by J Ashton Floyd, 1929.
  • "Life Cycle" - outside Deansgate Station, Whitworth Street, by George Wylie, 1996.
  • "New Broom" - corner of John Street and Hilton Street, Northern Quarter, by George Wylie, 1999.
  • "Tib Street Horn" - junction of Tib Street and Church Street, by David Kemp, 1999.
  • "Symbolic Group - Thoeology, Science & Art" - lobby of John Rylands Library, corner of Spinningfields and Deansgate, by John Cassidy, 1899.
  • Sir Thomas More - Crown Courts, by Thomas Woolner, date unknown.

Outlying & Suburban Statues & Monuments

  • Benjamin Brierley - Queens Park, Harpurhey, by John Cassidy, 1898.
  • Frederick Chopin - inside Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, by Ludwika Nitschowa, 1973.
  • John Dalton - outside Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, by William Theed, 1854-55.
  • John Owens - niche above entrance to Whitworth Building, Manchester University, Oxford Road, by Harry Bates, 1886.
  • "The Runner" - Heaton Park, by John Longden, 1961. Stolen in 1968 - whereabouts unknown.
  • King Edward VII - Whitworth Park, alongside Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, by John Cassidy, 1913.
  • Oliver Cromwell - Wythenshawe Park, facing the Hall, by Matthew Noble, 1875 - formerly located opposite Manchester Cathedral.
  • "Christ Blessing Little Children" - located at Whitworth Park, corner of Moss Lane East and Oxford Road, by George Tinworth, 1895.
  • John Ashton Nicholls Memorial - Ellen Wilkinson High School, Hyde Road, by J & H Patteson, 1860.
  • "Mother and Two Children" - located inside grounds of Ducie High School, Lloyd Street, Whitworth Park, by Kevin Johnson, 1998.
  • Hugh Oldham - Telfer Road, Rusholme, rear entrance to Manchester Grammar School, by William Macmillan, 1931.
  • Manchester Martyr's Memorial - St Joseph's Cemetery, Lightbowne Road, Moston, by J Geraghty, 1898.
  • "The Ascent of Man" - Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Departure Lounge, by Elizabeth Frink, 1964.
  • Parachute Regiment Memorial - glass wall mural in Ringway Prayer Room, Manchester Airport Terminal 1, by Margaret Traherne, 1963.
  • Reg Harris - Manchester Velodrome, Eastlands, by James Butler, 1994.
  • "Phalanx" - outside Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, by Michael Lyons, 1980.
  • "Nothing to Wory About" - Collyhurst Road, by Jonathan Woolfenden, 1994. (Please note that 'Wory' is not a typographical error - it is the correct spelling!!).
  • "The B of the Bang" - SportCity, Eastlands, by Tom Heatherwick, 2005. Dismantled in August 2009 owing to dangerous pieces falling off the sculpture.
  • Henry Hunt Obelisk - located corner of Round Chapel, Every Street, Ancoats, 1842, sculptor unknown.
  • Ernest Jones - Ardwick, 1871, sculptor unknown.
  • "The Four Estates" - Clopton Walk, Hulme, 1970, unknown sculptor.

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