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 StreetQueen Victoria Monument, Piccadilly GardensOliver Cromwell Statue, Wythenshawe ParkSouth 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.