Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Cherubs of UMIST

A close up of some of the the intricate sculptures of cherubs and heads on the building which was originally Manchester Municipal Technical School.

Built in the last few years of the 19th century, it became part of what is now known as the  UMIST main building, and was opened by the Prime Minister A.J. Balfour on 15th October 1902.

Since UMIST merged with the Victoria University of Manchester a few years ago, to become The University of Manchester, there are buildings surplus to requirement and the UMIST campus will be sold off to private buyers. Some of the buildings would make great apartments, shops, or hotels, others could better be used as offices, workshops or artists' studios. I'm keeping an eye on developments- many are listed buildings so cannot be altered too much externally.


  1. Love this building, such confidence, they did not want to build just a box. Not sure how but I seem to have missed UMIST going, also never knew proper name of University of Manchester.

  2. Gorgeous work! Beautiful building.

  3. I really enjoy the carved adornments on old buildings and this is a lovely example...

  4. fantastic sculptures!

    love the photos.:)

    thanks so much for following CUT AND DRY.
    following you right back!

    i love your blog!!

  5. what wonderful mean to measure time and life. as if they are about to talk about it.

    and yes, it got worse.

    please have you all a peaceful and good thursday.

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