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HMP Tower Also known as Strangeways Prison and Her Majesties Prison Tower

 

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  • The slim, redbrick watchtower of HMP Manchester has been a landmark on the skyline for over 130 years.
  • It resembles a minaret, with influences from Italian campanile towers.
  • It is one of the few remaining parts of the original building, much of which was destroyed during the infamous Strangeways prison riots in April 1990.
  • As a result of the riots, much of the prison was rebuilt, and the name was changed from Strangeways Prison to HMP Manchester.

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Architect
Alfred Waterhouse

Reference Data

Reference No.
2845
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
20-01-2008
 

Building Location

Address
Southall Street, Manchester. M3
Council
Manchester City Council
County
Greater Manchester
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Completion date
1869
Heritage Status
Grade II

Roof Height (AGL)
73.10

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Primary Use
Observation Tower
Secondary Use
Government


Construction Cost
£170,000.00

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