SJ8498 : Stovell's Buildings (The Umbrella Factory), Shudehill

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Stovell's Buildings (The Umbrella Factory), Shudehill
Stovell's Buildings (The Umbrella Factory), Shudehill

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The Umbrella Factory on Shudehill

This area of Manchester was dominated by the Smithfield Markets during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At that time, several warehouses and small factories were also established close to the market. One of these factories survives on Shudehill, where William Stovell established his umbrella and walking stick factory and shop. Built in phases between 1900 and 1915, it was designed for Stovell by Thomas Horsfield and is particularly notable for its distinctive rear elevation that steps back, floor by floor providing top lighting to help illuminate the interior workshops. It is now being converted into residential apartments.

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Date Taken
Friday, 15 January, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Industry 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 843 988 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.1570N 2:14.2118W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 844 988
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Manchester City Centre  Early Twentieth Century  Early 20th Century  Factory  Manufacturing  Works  Converted Factory  Apartments 

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