Thomas Mynshull, Eternal Benefactor

minshull-building-manchester

 

minshull-building-manchester

It’s amazing the amount of  interesting buildings we pass each day of our life.  I am fascinated by this building  – Mynshull House, on Catheaton St Manchester City centre. 

fabulous-building

 

fabulous-building

Puritan Thomas Mynshull, a 17th century chemist and druggist  bequeathed money  earned through the two houses that formerly stood on this spot, to be spent on apprencticing healthy local boys to respectable trades.

myshulls-house-cateheaton-st-manchester

 

myshulls-house-cateheaton-st-manchester

It was rebuilt in 1890 with lots of fancy corbels and bits of sculpture and is Grade 11 Listed.  My favorite bit is the writing on the front.

mynshulls-house

mynshulls-house

This is an interesting site about Manchester history

More pics here

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2 Responses to “Thomas Mynshull, Eternal Benefactor”

  1. dorothy shepherd Says:

    please can you advise me where i can get a framed picture of the minshull house writing on the building as you have on this web page

  2. Sorry, I don’t know Dorothy. I’ve looked through my files to try to find links but can’t find anything. I think the first pic is one we took and you’re welcome to use that. One pic is from the link mentioned. Hope this helps.

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