Name

Edwin Hugh Shellard

Designation
Architect
Born
1815
Place of Birth
Cheltenham
Location
Manchester
Died
1885

  • Birth :    8 February 1815  at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 
  • Married : 20 November 1850 Martha Wood – Mottram in Longdendale
  • Death date :  1 February 1885 
  • Funeral : Mottram Church, Saturday 7th February 1885

Edwin Hugh Shellard was born on 8 February 1815 at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the son of Joseph Shellard, but nothing is yet known of his early life and training. In 1838, at the age of twenty-eight and apparently a fully-fledged architect and civil engineer, he was in partnership with Charles Baker in Cheltenham, a partnership dissolved on 16 August 1841. He next moved to Manchester where he set up in practice on his own account in 1842-1843. Here he enjoyed almost immediate success. Over the next three years he obtained commissions for at least twenty-five churches as well as the occasional school in Manchester and the surrounding districts.  Shellard’s output was not lost on the Manchester Courier which reported: CONSECRATION OF CHURCHES - SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCE. lt is somewhat singular circumstance that all the churches which the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Chester will consecrate while on his present visit to his diocese, namely; St. Mary's, Droylsden, and the churches at Oldham and Shuttleworth have all been erected from the plans of Mr. Shellard, architect of this city; and it must be highly gratifying to him. It is but seldom the fortune of one architect to have so many churches consecrated at one time, and perhaps the circumstance we have noted never occurred before. [Manchester Courier 12 February 1848 page 4].  In 1859 he took John A Brown into partnership and retired about 1863.

Edwin Hugh Shellard, J.P., aged 72 years, died suddenly about noon on Sunday 1 February 1885 at the Old Hall, Hollingworth. He had been a county magistrate for nearly 20 years, and in that capacity had sat both at Hyde and Dukinfield.

Address
1838-1841 : Baker and Shellard, architects and surveyors, Regent Street Cheltenham
1844-1847 : Edwin Hugh Shellard architect, civil engineer, Savings Bank Buildings 90 King Street, Manchester (Whellan)   
1851-1858 : Edwin Hugh Shellard architect 86, King Street Manchester
1861-1863 : Shellard & Brown 86 King Street  

Residence   
1851-1853 : Cheetham Hill, Manchester  (Slaters)
1861: Mottram (Census)
1863 : Thorncliffe Hall Hadfield, near Manchester [ LG 27 Feb 1863 p1189)
1874-1881 : Old Hall. Mottram-in-Longdendale (Morris & Co. Cheshire)

 

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
The County of Gloucester Bank, Cheltenham   Cheltenham  Gloucestershire  England
Church of St James Clitheroe   Clitheroe  Lancashire  England
St. James the Great, Whitfield, Glossop, Derbyshire Whitfield  Glossop  Derbyshire  England
Infant School Hollingworth Hollingworth  Mottram  GMCA  England
Church of St Peter, Old Market Street, Blackley, Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St. John, Cowhill, Lancashire   Oldham  GMCA  England
National Schools, Dukinfield Dukinfield  Tameside  GMCA  England
Schools and Dwelling House, Whitfield, near Glossop Whitfield  Glossop  Derbyshire  England
Church of St. Thomas, Lees Field, near Oldham Lees Field  Oldham  GMCA  England
Proposed Church of St. Margaret, Hollinwood Hollinwood  Oldham  GMCA  England
Church of St. Stephen Audenshaw Audenshaw  Ashton-under-Lyne  GMCA  England
Church of St John, Featherstall Road South, Werneth, Oldham Werneth  Oldham  GMCA  England
Church of St John, Oldham Road, Failsworth Failsworth  Oldham  GMCA  England
Proposed New Tower and Spire, St John’s Church Failsworth Failsworth  Oldham  GMCA  England
Church of St. Matthew, Chadderton Hall Road, Chadderton, Lancashire Chadderton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Church of St. John the Baptist, Shuttleworth, near Bury Shuttleworth  Bury  GMCA  England
Church of St. Mary, Stanton, Staffordshire   Stanton  Staffordshire  England
Church of St. Mary, Church Street, Droylsden Droylsden  Tameside  GMCA  England
Holy Trinity, Church Street, Waterhead Mill near Oldham Waterhead Mill  Oldham  GMCA  England
Saint Michael's Church Schools, Beswick Beswick  Manchester  GMCA  England
New Tower and Spire, Christ Church Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
Enlargement of Christ Church, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
New Church: (St Philip) Bradford Road, Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Holy Trinity, Godson Street Coldhurst, Oldham Coldhurst  Oldham  GMCA  England
St. John the Evangelist, Upperthong, Yorkshire Upperthong  Holmfirth  Yorkshire  England
Church of St. Mark, Stockport Road East, Bredbury Stockport Bredbury  Stockport  GMCA  England
Church of St John the Baptist, Kings Road, Hurst near Ashton-under-Lyne Hurst  Ashton-under-Lyne  GMCA  England
Repairs: Church of St. Michael, Collyhurst, Manchester Collyhurst  Manchester  GMCA  England
New Schools in connection with St Michaels Church, Collyhurst Colyhurst  Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St John, Latimer Street, off Folds Road, Bolton-le-Moors   Bolton  GMCA  England
St. John the Evangelist, Preston Lancashire   Preston  Lancashire  England
Churchof St John Evangelist, Ashton Hayes near Chester Ashton Hayes  Chester  Cheshire  England
Holy Trinity, Everton, Liverpool Everton  Liverpool  Merseyside  England
Church of St John, East Beach Lytham   Lytham  Lancashire  England
Church of St John, East Beach Lytham: Transepts and Chancel Extension   Lytham  Lancashire  England
Church of St. John the Baptist, High Street, Godley-cum-Newton Green, Hyde Godley-cum-Newton Green  Hyde  GMCA  England
New Schools etc. Godley-cum-Newton Green near Hyde Godley-cum-Newton Green  Hyde  GMCA  England
Church of St. John, Kirkburton, Yorkshire   Kirkburton  Yorkshire  England
Church of St. Thomas, Haslingden Road, Musbury, Haslingden, Lancashire Musbury  Haslingden  Lancashire  England
Church of St John the Baptist. Heaton Mersey Heaton Mersey  Stockport  GMCA  England
All Saints, Bury Lane, Warrington Road, Glazebury,   Glazebury  GMCA  England
St. Philip's Church Schools, Ridgway Street Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St Mark, City Road, Hulme Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Holy Trinity: Trinity Street: Stalybridge   Stalybridge  GMCA  England
Christ Church, Bow Lane, Preston   Preston  Lancashire  England
St Mary : St Mary's Street Preston   Preston  Lancashire  England
Church of St Barnabas, Gallogate Lane, Weeton, Harrogate Weeton  Harrogate  Yorkshire  England
Christ Church, St Helens Road, Pennington, Leigh Pennington  Leigh  GMCA  England
St. Michael & All Angels Weeton with Preece Lancashire Weeton with Preece  Fylde  Lancashire  England
St Stephen’s Church and Parsonage, Milton Street, Chorlton on Medlock. Chorlton-on-Medlock  Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St Michael Mottram in Langdendale: restoration Mottram in Langdendale  Tameside  GMCA  England
Three Chapels, Lodges and Gateways, Preston   Preston  GMCA  England
St Thomas's Parsonage House, Red Bank, Cheetham Red Bank  Manchester  GMCA  England
St. Oswald, Rochdale Road, Collyhurst Colyhurst  Manchester  GMCA  England
St Mark’s Church Schools Hulme Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Ellor Street, Paddington, Pendleton, Salford Pendleton  Salford  GMCA  England
Church of St. George, Whit Lane, Charlestown, Pendleton, Salford Charlestown  Salford  GMCA  England
Church of St John the Baptist, Renshaw Street/Embden Street Hulme Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St Luke, St Luke’s Place, Fletcher Road, Preston   Preston  Lancashire  England
New Schools. St Philips District of Hulme Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St. Matthew [Chadderton Church], Chadderton  Oldham  GMCA  England

Partnerships

Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Baker and Shellard Architectural practice 1837 1841 Cheltenham
Shellard and Brown Architectural practice 1859 1862 Manchester