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Architecture of North West England

15 January 2013

1898 – Fire Station, Bootle, Lancashire

Architect: Briggs & Wolstenholme Unbuilt design for new fire station for the Bootle area. A six-bay fire station was constructed several years later to a more modest design. “The accompanying view is reproduced...

20 May 2013

1898 – Holland Street School, Ancoats, Manchester, Lancashire

Architect: Woodhouse & Willoughby “For this work a limited competition was instituted in 1894, and we now publish the design adopted by the board. The building provides for a mixed and infant school...

20 May 2014

1898 – Horrockes, Crewdon & Co, Piccadilly, Manchester

Architect: Charles Heathcote “We give an illustration of the warehouses now in course of erection, Piccadilly, Manchester, for Messrs. Horrockses, Crewdson, and Co. The building is fireproof throughout, and lined with glazed bricks...

20 February 2014

1898 – Palace Theatre, Blackburn, Lancashire

Architect: J.T. Wimperis & Arber The Palace Theatre of Varieties was opened on 11th December 1899, and was designed by Wimperis & Arbour, assisted by W.G.R. Sprague. Operated as a variety theatre, it...

17 May 2014

1898 – Premiated Design for Technical Institute, Bootle, Lancashire

Architect: Woodhouse & Willoughby “The competition for the proposed technical school at Bootle was decided some few months ago. The town council received twenty -two sets of plans and designs for the buildings,...

08 February 2014

1898 – Proposed Fountain, Queens Park, Burnley, Lancashire

Architect: J.W. Boyd The Park is Grade 2 listed by English Heritage, and the fountain still exists today. “In the competition held recently, this design was placed first in order of merit. It...

01 January 2014

1898 – Technical School & Library, Colne, Lancashire

Architect: Woodhouse and Willoughby “This design was chosen last December, in an “open” competition, for the first place by Mr. S. W. Beaumont, F.E.I. B..\., Manchester, the assessor appointed by the corporation. The...

08 May 2013

1898 – Technical School, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Architect: Woodhouse & Willoughby “We illustrate in this week’s number the ground and first-floor plans and the perspective ^new of the first premiated and accepted design for the above, which was obtained in...

06 May 2014

1898 – Technical School, Bootle, Lancashire

Architect: Best & Callon “This building is to be erected on a site adjoining the public baths. It is to be in red brick, with terracotta dressings, the roof covered with Westmoreland slates....