Fred Riley

Place of Birth

  • Born : 1897 at Manchester
  • Baptism : 7 April 1897 at St Luke, Miles Platting
  • Married  : Elizabeth (she died 6 January 1963) two daughters Lucy and Joa
  • Died : 27 April 1960

The son of Joseph and Annie Riley, Fred Riley was born in Manchester in 1897. At the age of 14 he was employed as an office boy in the office of an architect and it is assumed that his training was acquired by practical experience. About 1925 he took over the practice of Brameld and Smith. Brameld had died in 1914 and John Thornley Smith in 1924 as a result of a motoring accident. Thus Fred Riley was the sole member of the practice, works usually being recorded under the style Fred Riley (Brameld and Smith).  Most of his extensive practice was for improvements, alterations and extension to public houses such as “Mawson” Hotel Francis Street, Ardwick now listed Grade II. His one major commission was the Masonic Hall the Crescent, Salford.

The Kalendars of the RIBA indicate that Fred Riley had become an Associate of the Manchester Society of Architects by 1927 and Licentiate of the Institution in 1931. However, he regularly used the suffix ARIBA in the period 1926-1930. Fellow of RIBA?

1926-1940 : Fred Riley (Brameld and Smith) 4 Cannon Street, Manchester
1945 : Fred Riley, Brameld & Smith. 81, Upper Brook Street. Manchester 13 (Slater’s Directory)
1947 : Fred Riley LRIBA (Brameld & Smith) 286a Corn Exchange Buildings Fennel Street

1901 :Richardson Street Collyhurst
1927 : 55 Donmett Street, Blackley
1936 : “Alexander” Hill Top Avenue. Hill Top Lane, Blackley, Manchester   
1960 : Fred Riley, 3 Hilltop Avenue Blackley, Manchester

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Garages Broad Street/Bank Street Pendleton Salford Pendleton  Salford  GMCA  England
Improvements; “Rose and Crown” (PH), Hyde Road, Ardwick Ardwick  Manchester  GMCA  England
Store and Garage. Chapel Lane, Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Conversion of two houses into shops. 102 Great Western Street, Moss Side Moss Side  Manchester  GMCA  England
Improvements to “Jolly Hatter’s Hotel “ Town Lane Ashton-under-Lyne   Ashton-under-Lyne  GMCA  England
Gorton Brook Hotel, Belle Vue Street, West Gorton West Gorton  Manchester  GMCA  England
“Shepherd Inn” Ridgeway Street Ancoats Ancoats  Manchester  GMCA  England
“Grey Horse Inn” Ainsworth Street (Ancoats?) Ancoats  Manchester  GMCA  England
Alterations “Mechanics Arms” PH, Garden Street, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
“Paper Makers Arms”( PH), Cliffden Place, Broughton Broughton  Salford  GMCA  England
“Springfield Tavern,” Springfield Lane, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
Alterations “Talbot Hotel,” Sloane Street, Moss Side Moss Side  Manchester  GMCA  England
Improvements “Star Inn,” Lisadel Street, Pendleton Pendletom  Salford  GMCA  England
Garage and Warehouse, Picton Street, Broughton Bridge Lower Broughton  Salford  GMCA  Wales
Improvements: Town Hall Tavern, Ford Street, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
“Bridge Inn” (PH), Sandy Lane and Clayton Lane Clayton  Manchester  GMCA  England
Alterations to Works and New Garage, Weber Street, Collyhurst Collyhurst  Manchester  GMCA  England
Shop Conversion. Meadow Street and Raby Street Moss Side Moss Side  Manchester  GMCA  England
“Big Tub” Inn Great Ancoats Street, Ancoats  Manchester  GMCA  England
Masonic Hall The Crescent Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
“Wolf Garage" Ashley Road, Hale Hale  Altrincham  GMCA  England
Additions to Brewery. Denmark Road and Bradshaw Street Moss Side Moss Side  Manchester  GMCA  England
Reconstruction. “George and Dragon” (PH), Hazel Grove, Stockport Hazel Grove  Stockport  GMCA  England
Commercial Hotel. Princess Street, Bury   Bury  GMCA  England
Old Shears Hotel, Greengate, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
Palmerston Inn, Viaduct Street, Beswick Beswick  Manchester  GMCA  England
Filling and Service Station. Blackfriars Road, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
Old House at Home, (PH) 73, Burton Road, Withington Withington  Manchester  GMCA  England
24 Market Street, Blackley Blackley  Manchester  GMCA  England
“Royal George” Hotel, Lever Street Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Extension to Brewery. Hyde   Hyde  GMCA  England
“Osborne” Hotel, Rochdale Road, Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Extension: Wellington Inn, Chancery Lane, Ardwick Ardwick  Manchester  GMCA  England
Additions to Britannia Inn, 40 Midland Street, Ardwick Ardwick  Manchester  GMCA  England
Commercial Garage and Repair Station Wentworth Street, Beswick, Manchester Beswick  Manchester  GMCA  England
Dairy, Audenshaw Hall, Audenshaw Audenshaw  Manchester  GMCA  England
Licensed Premises Catherine Street, Openshaw Openshaw  Manchester  GMCA  England
"Shakespeare Hotel", Higher Hillgate, Stockport   Stockport  GMCA  England
Regent Hotel, Regent Road, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
White Hart Hotel, Market Street Droylsden Droylsden  Tameside  GMCA  England
Masonic Hall, Tatton Road, Sale Sale  Trafford  GMCA  England
“Acres Inn" Denton Denton  Manchester  GMCA  England
“Sir Charles Napier” (PH) Lower Moss Lane, Hulme Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
"Gardeners Arms,” Naylor Street, Oldham Road   Manchester  GMCA  England
“Linwood Hotel” Linwood Street, Hulme Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
New Hotel, Finney Lane/Styal Road, Heald Green Heald Green  Stockport  GMCA  England
“Royal Oak” Hotel Market Street Chorley   Chorley  Lancashire  England
Fairfield Brewery, Ardwick - Extension to Bottling Stores Ardwick  Manchester  GMCA  England
“Stag’s Head Hotel,” Hodge Lane, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
“Albert Vaults,” Chapel Street and Spaw Street, Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
“Ye Old Cock Inn,” Wilmslow Road, Didsbury Didsbury  Manchester  GMCA  England
"Lightbowne Hotel" Lightbowne Road and Sulby Street, Moston Moston  Manchester  GMCA  England
“Mersey Hotel,” Princess Road South, West Didsbury West Didsbury  Manchester  GMCA  England
Offices, Rochdale Road/Ludgate Hill for C Carlow Ancoats  Manchester  GMCA  England
“New Inn” Rochdale Road/Moston Lane, Moston Moston  Manchester  GMCA  England
Minor Works Alterations etc   Manchester  GMCA  England
Proposed Bungalow, Glencrutchery Road and Second Avenue, Douglas. IoM   Douglas    Isle of Man