Last chance to see…

September 25th, 2006

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Manchester: This is the former ‘Welsh Chapel’ (1837-1839) a familiar landmark on Upper Brook Street near the University. Attributed to Charles Barry, it is believed to be an early collaboration between this architect and A.W.N. Pugin. Barry and Pugin later worked together on the Houses of Parliament. The building is listed Grade ll* but has been neglected for decades culminating in the collapse and removal of the roof. After failing to assert their powers under Listed Building legislation, and despite the national significance of the building, Manchester City Council is seeking to demolish it under Dangerous Structure legislation. Have a look before it goes…

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2 Responses to “Last chance to see…”

  1. crompton Says:

    I have some substantial lumps of this building in my room. Anyone who wants some come and get a bit. Regards, Crompton.

  2. Robert Says:

    The roof didn’t collapse. It was removed.