In preparing this Virtual Tour of Manchester I have relied heavily on two main sources:

"Pevsner Architectural Guides - Manchester" - by Clare Hartwell, published by Penguin Books in 2001

"Manchester - An Architectural History" - by John J. Parkinson-Bailey, published by Manchester University Press in 2000

I have also referred to the various Internet web sites, particularly those of the architects who designed the buildings. I have also made reference to information on the CUBE, Centre for the Urban Built Environment, web site.

A number of the images on this site were generously donated by English Heritage via their Heritage Explorer web site and are shown here with their consent. The banner below provides a link to their web site.

Chetham's Library have also given me permission to use a variety of images as have sevela individuals.  All contributors are acknowledged on the appropriate pages.

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the images on this site are Copyright David Boardman and may not be downloaded, printed or reused in any form without permission of the owner.

Some of the historic images are the property of the Manchester Local Image Collection and are shown here based on their policy for images from their collection that are shown on other web sites and I quote: "Our policy remains the same with regard to use of our images on other websites. You are allowed to use no more than 5 images of low resolution quality and must provide a link to our website."