Albert Hall, Manchester

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Albert Hall, Manchester
General information
Status Grade II listed
Architectural style Neo-baroque/gothic
Location Peter Street, Manchester city centre, Manchester, England.
Coordinates 53°28′42″N 2°14′53″W / 53.47826°N 2.24793°W / 53.47826; -2.24793Coordinates: 53°28′42″N 2°14′53″W / 53.47826°N 2.24793°W / 53.47826; -2.24793
Completed 1910 (1910)
Design and construction
Architect W. J. Morley

The Albert Hall is located in Peter Street, Manchester, England. It was built as the Methodist Central Hall in 1910. Since it closed for this purpose it has been used for a variety. The hall has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[1] The Chapel Hall – unused since 1969 – was renovated in 2012–13 for music concerts.[2]

History[edit]

The Albert Hall was designed in eclectic style with Baroque and Gothic elements for the Wesleyan Mission in 1910. A meeting hall is located on the first floor, with a horseshoe gallery, sloping floor and coloured glass rooflights. The finely detailed terracotta is formed into large windows at gallery level, and the interior is abundant in floral decoration in the plaster work and glazed tiles.[3][4]

The Albert Hall is no longer used as a Methodist meeting place. Approximately 100 Methodist halls were constructed across the United Kingdom from 1886 to 1945, now only 16 remain as Methodist meeting places.[5] The lower two floors were converted to a nightclub during the 1990s which was called Brannigans but closed in 2011.[6] The hall has been refurbished and was re-opened in 2013 by Trof, a local independent bar & live music company.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage, "Albert Memorial Hall (1246727)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 September 2012 
  2. ^ "Albert Hall". Manchester International Festival. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Deansgate/Peter Street Conservation Area". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Inside the Albert Hall, Manchester". skyliner.org. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "What happened to the Methodist central halls?". BBC News. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brannigans closes: a city mourns". Manchester Confidential. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Trof To Run Brannigans And Green Room". Manchester Confidential. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

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