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Welcome to Barton Arcade, Manchester

Barton Arcade in Deansgate Manchester was built in 1871, and is a beautiful Victorian structure of iron and glass. The arcade was extensively restored in the 1980s and now houses exclusive shops, and a number of office suites. The original shop fronts have disappeared, as has the original decorative tiled floor, but Barton Arcade remains a beautifully restored piece of Victorian architecture.

Images of interior of Barton Arcade

Barton Arcade was built by Corbett, Raby & Sawyer and is hidden behind the facade of Barton's Buildings on Deansgate. There are two entrances from Deansgate and another reached from St Ann’s Square, in a wonderful cast-iron and glass curtain wall. Inside everything is light and airy, with three tiers of balconies with ornamental balustrades curving around the U-shaped arcade, inside is a gorgeous glass and iron shopping arcade with two octagonal domes rising from glass pendentives, probably the best example of this type of cast-iron and glass-roofed arcade anywhere in the country.

Images of interior of Barton Arcade

The original ironwork came from Macfarlane’s foundry in Glasgow, however the obvious influence was the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.

Barton Arcade is a grade 2 listed historic building.