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Whitworth Hall

Whitworth Building
General information
Architectural style Neogothic
Completed c.1895–1902[1]
Design and construction
Architect Paul Waterhouse[1]

The Whitworth Hall on Queen Mary) were present.[3] Whitworth Hall is named after Mancunian industrialist, Sir Joseph Whitworth, who bequeathed much of his fortune to fund public developments in Manchester.

The inside of Whitworth Hall

The Hall is constructed of sandstone, with red tiled roofs in fishscale bands, and is connected to the Manchester Museum to the north via a 2-storey entrance archway. The Hall has two unequal storeys, consisting of 8 bays separated by buttresses. There are two 3-stage corner towers at the south end of the Hall, with octagonal belfrys and short spires.[1]

Whitworth Hall can hold up to 675 people for meetings, up to 300 people for banquets or up to 200 for dinner dances.[4] There is a Council Chamber and five boardrooms connected to the Hall and a large organ.[4] The Hall is licensed for civil weddings,[4] and is used for all graduation ceremonies at the University.[5]

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  3. ^ "The Prince and Princess in Manchester" The Times (London). Thursday, 13 March 1902. (36714), p. 12.
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