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Architecture of Lancashire

13 May 2013

1872 – St. Walburge’s Church, Preston, Lancashire

Architect: S.J. Nicholl From The Building News, November 1 1872: “THE church of S. Walburge, Preston, Lancashire, was, as originally designed, a parallelogram, with an open timber roof in one span of 55ft.,...

13 May 2013

1871 – Town Hall, Rochdale, Lancashire

Architect: W.H. Crossland / Alfred Waterhouse Built in the Gothic Revival style at a cost of £160,000, and was inaugurated 27 September 1871. The architect, William Henry Crossland, was the winner of a...

23 April 2013

1873 – Rectory, Wigan, Lancashire

Architect: George Edmund Street Published in The Building News, October 3 1873: “Our illustration of the new Rectory House, Wigan, is a facsimile of Mr. Street’s drawing of the building in the Royal...

25 March 2013

1868 – Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs, Preston, Lancashire

Architect: Edward Welby Pugin On 26 May 1866, Bishop Goss laid the foundation stone for the church. Designed by Edward Welby Pugin, the eldest son of Augustus Pugin. The church was initially meant...

21 March 2013

1920 – Memorial Hall & Cross, Glasson Dock, Lancaster

Architect: Charles B. Pearson From The Building News, October 15 1920: “This hall is treated in a domestic style appropriate to its purpose and architectural character. The site is intended to form the...

11 March 2013

1861 – St. Luke’s Church, Heywood, Lancashire

Architect: Henry Sumners Published in The Building News, May 10, 1861: “The old chapel, after repeated additions, being galleried all round, became at last too small for the wants of the inhabitants, and...

20 February 2013

1898 – Conservative Club, Barnoldswick, Lancashire

Architect: J.W. Broughton “This building, which was recently opened by Lord Wenlock, was designed by Mr. J.W. Broughton, architect, of Skipton, whose plans were selected in a limited competition. The general design is...

15 February 2013

1867 – Designs for proposed buildings in Sefton Park, Liverpool

Architect: André & Hornblower Sefton Park is a 235 acre, Grade II* historic park in the Sefton Park district of Liverpool. In 1867 the local council purchased the land from the Earl of...

12 February 2013

1871 – India Mill, Darwen, Lancashire

Architect: Ernest Bates Eccles Shorrock & Co., cotton spinners, constructed this impressive building between 1859 and 1871, including the erection of a 303ft high Italian campanile chimney, and is now itself a Grade...