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Bank Of England

Bank Of England

Photographer: Brothers, Alfred

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: 10352.I.2

Item number: 30

Length: 13.5

Width: 15.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"A branch of the Bank of England was first established in Manchester September, 1826, in the premises in King-street now forming part of the Bank of Messrs. Cunliffes, Brooks, & Co. In course of time this was found inadequate to the requirements of the community, when it was determined to erect a new building - the one shown in our illustration. It is a substantial stone structure, of the Doric order of architecture, after the designs of Mr. Charles Cockerill: the first stone was laid July 31, 1845, by Mr John Reid, the then agent, and the doors were opened to the public in March, 1847."

Text by James Croston.

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