Building Name

Extension to Manchester Smithfield Market, Oak Street

Oak Street, Copperas Street
GMCA, England
W. Southern and Sons, Salford

A few months ago alterations were made on the Shudehill side of the Smithfield market, Manchester, and now a large extension is approaching completion on the opposite side, the portion abutting on Oak-street and Copperas-street. The latest extension, covering an area of nearly 1,100 square yards exclusive of roadways, is for use for the sale of fruit and vegetables, and also for old clothes dealers, gardeners, and cottagers. Messrs. Mangnall and Littlewoods, of Manchester, prepared the plans for the extension, which is in harmony with the rest of the market buildings. The execution of the work has been entrusted to Messrs. W. Southern and Sons, Salford. [Building News 25 September 1885 page 512]

We are asked by Messrs. Primrose and Co., of Sheffield, to state that their Eclipse" glazing has been used by Messrs. Mangnall and Littlewoods on the Manchester Smithfield Markets extension, of which we gave a notice in our last week's issue. [Building News 2 October 1885 page 551]

An extension covering nearly 1,100 square yards (exclusive of roadways) is just being completed to the Manchester Smithfield Market, designed for local farmers, gardeners, and cottagers, who have before been obliged to stand in the streets near the market. Messrs. Mangnall and Littlewoods are the architects, and Messrs. W. Southern and Sons the contractors. Though this market is believed to be the largest of its kind in existence (covering more space and doing a much larger amount of business than Covent Garden Market) yet it is most likely further extension will be required ere long. [British Architect 2 October 1885 page 150]