The original buildings which house Chetham's
School and Library date from the early 15th century and were constructed around the
baronial hall of Thomas de la Warre, Lord of Manchester. Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653),
merchant and landowner founded the hospital school and library which bear his name. The
present Chetham's School of Music dates from 1969.
Chetham's Library is a
separate institution to the school and is the oldest surviving public library in the
English speaking world.
Go to the Chetham's Library website
Many people - even locals - are unaware of this remarkable medieval building in the
heart of Manchester.
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Chethams School medieval buildings
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