List of streets and roads in Manchester

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The following is a list of notable streets and roads in Manchester, England.

ImageStreet nameA/B roadsEstablishedDescription/notesLandmarks
Canal Street - geograph.org.uk - 1353765.jpg
Canal StreetEarly 19th centuryRochdale Canal which runs parallel.
The printworks taken from Wheel of Manchester - geograph.org.uk - 355737.jpg
Corporation StreetCa. 1848[1]Partly pedestrianised. Scene of the 1996 Manchester bombing. Known for Urbis, The Printworks, Exchange Square and Corporation Street BridgeManchester Arndale, Wheel of Manchester, Exchange Square, The Printworks, Urbis
Manchester Deansgate.jpg
DeansgateA56Anglo-Saxon period[2]Runs roughly north–south in a near straight route through the western part of the city centre and is the longest road in the city centre at over one mile long.[3]The Moon Under Water, listed in Guinness' as largest public house in Britain.[4]
Beetham Tower
King Street 3.jpg
King Street18th century[5]. King Street forms an upmarket part of the city centre: its eastern part was once mainly the site of banks but now has shops as well; the western part is a long-established shopping streetconservation area for Listed Buildings (11 buildings listed Grade II, two listed Grade II* and one Grade I)
Parrs Wood Centre - geograph.org.uk - 56714.jpg
KingswayA341928Major thoroughfare into Manchester from southern suburbs such as Cheadle and BurnageParrs Wood Entertainment Centre
Market St From Foodchain.jpg
Market StreetBefore 1417[6]pedestrian zone end to end; Metrolink stop at High Street; Royal Exchange
Mosley Street Manchester.jpg
Mosley StreetLate 18th century[7]A street only for Metrolink trams and previously buses which joined the street at Lower Mosley Street.

Since May 2011, buses were segregated and travel down Portland Street instead of Mosley Street to get to Piccadilly Gardens bus station
Mosley Street Metrolink station
New Cathedral St.jpg
New Cathedral Street1990sRebuilt since the 1996 IRA bombing of the city centre
Oldham Street, Manchester.jpg
Oldham StreetEarly 18th centuryForms part of the city's historic Northern Quarter districtAfflecks Palace[8]
Oxford Road Manchester.jpg
Oxford RoadA34Late 18th century[9]
View along Portland Street, Manchester - geograph.org.uk - 1450713.jpg
Portland StreetEarly 19th centuryWatts Warehouse
Princess Street Manchester.jpg
Princess StreetLate 18th centuryA 3-lane one-way street heading out of Manchester city centreThe Athenaeum & Asia House
Quay Street, Manchester.jpg
Quay StreetEarly 18th century[10]Home of Granada Studios since 1956.
Manchester Opera House
Manchester Sackville Street towards city centre.jpg
Sackville StreetSackville Street Building, University of Manchester including the Godlee Observatory
Whitworth Street, Manchester.jpg
Whitworth Street1899The Haçienda[11] Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester including the Godlee Observatory
Wilmslow Road18th centuryForms the Wilmslow Road bus corridor, reputed to be the busiest in Europe[12]

References

  1. ^ Bradshaw, L. D. (1985). Origins of Street Names in the City of Manchester. Radcliffe: Neil Richardson. ISBN 0-907511-87-2; pp. 18-20
  2. ^ Bradshaw, L. D. (1985). Origins of Street Names in the City of Manchester. Radcliffe: Neil Richardson. ISBN 0-907511-87-2; p. 20
  3. ^ "Manchester Deansgate Bars". manchesterbars.com. http://www.manchesterbars.com/location-deansgate.htm. Retrieved 4 August 2011. "Located at the top end of Deansgate, the mile long road that runs through the city centre"
  4. ^ Parkinson-Bailey, John J. (2000). Manchester: an architectural history. Manchester University Press. p. 287. ISBN 0-7190-5606-3.
  5. ^ "Upper King Street Conservation Area History". Manchester City Council. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/511/conservation_areas/916/upper_king_street_conservation_area/2. Retrieved 2010-08-23. "Early 18th century development of the area took the form of fashionable residences to rival the Hanoverian houses in St. Ann's Square. Originally known as St. James's Square, the name was changed to King Street after the Jacobite defeat of 1745."
  6. ^ Bradshaw, L. D. (1985). Origins of Street Names in the City of Manchester. Radcliffe: Neil Richardson. ISBN 0-907511-87-2; pp. 30-31
  7. ^ Bradshaw, L. D. (1985). Origins of Street Names in the City of Manchester. Radcliffe: Neil Richardson. ISBN 0-907511-87-2; pp. 32-34
  8. ^ Taylor, Ian R.; Evans, Karen; Fraser, Penny (1996). A Tale of Two Cities. Routledge. p. 125. ISBN 0-415-13828-0.
  9. ^ Bradshaw, L. D. (1985). Origins of Street Names in the City of Manchester. Radcliffe: Neil Richardson. ISBN 0-907511-87-2; pp. 24-25
  10. ^ Bradshaw, L. D. (1985). Origins of Street Names in the City of Manchester. Radcliffe: Neil Richardson. ISBN 0-907511-87-2; pp. 40-44
  11. ^ In Whitworth Street West "Obituary: Tony Wilson", BBC News, 10 August 2007
  12. ^ House of Commons Transport Committee, Great Britain (2006). Bus Services Across the UK. The Stationery Office. p. 213. ISBN 0-215-03092-3.