Isaac Taylor

Place of Birth

  • Birth date            July-Sept 1871 at Manchester
  • Christening         17 September 1871 at Birch in Rusholme
  • Married                4 June 1903 Edith Amy Isabelle Benett Wollaston, eldest daughter of John Hammond Wollaston of Wells, Somerset at the Minster, Warminster
  • Death date          28 July 1948 at Rusholme, Manchester

Born in 1871, the son of James Medland and Priscilla Taylor. Nephew of Henry Taylor FSA, grandson of Canon Isaac Taylor and great-grandson of Isaac Taylor LLD. Educated at Gigglewick before embarking on architectural studies. He was articled to his father before one year in London as assistant to T G Jackson. He commenced practice in Manchester with his father although no evidence of a formal partnership has been found and continued after his death. FRIBA in 1906 and President of the MSA 1918-20. Entered into partnership with W. Cecil Young FRIBA. Following World War I, Taylor was the chairman of the Architects Panel which carried out the Prestwich Housing Scheme. In 1903 he married Edith, the eldest daughter of John Hammond and Charlotte Henrietta Wollaston of Wells, Somerset. They had two sons, Isaac Taylor of Fallowfield and the Rev Dr John Denys Taylor a medical missionary in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Died 28 July 1948 at his home in Rusholme, aged 77. Honorary architect - St James’ s Birch-in Rusholme.

Member of Council and former Hon Sec of the Manchester Society of Architects
Member of Manchester Diocesan Architects Committee

1926        19, Chapel Walks, Manchester
1927        19 Chapel Walks, Manchester
1940        Taylor and Young, architects, The Garden Dairy Didsbury Road, Stockport. [Manchester Guardian 30 December 1940 page 1 – classified ad]

Residence    22 Birch Grove Rusholme

Obituary    Transactions of the Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society Vol LIX Page 250-1


Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Infant Schools, Howe Bridge, Atherton Howe Bridge, Atherton  Wigan  GMCA  England
Alterations and Additions. National Schools, Atherton Atherton  Wigan  GMCA  England
Church of St Matthew, Cleveland Road, Crumpsall Crumpsall  Manchester  GMCA  England
Church of St Cuthbert Southport: Chancel   Southport  Merseyside  England
Ten Flats, Whittaker Lane Prestwich   Prestwich  GMCA  England
Church of St. Andrew, Arm Road, Dearnley, Rochdale: Chancel Dearnley  Rochdale  GMCA  England
War Memorial: St Mary’s Churchyard, Church Lane, Prestwich   Prestwich  GMCA  England
War Memorial: St John the Evangelist, Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe Radcliffe  Bury  GMCA  England
Anson Chapel St James Birch-in-Rushome Birch-in-Rusholme  Manchester  GMCA  England
All Saints’ Church, Great Saughall, Cheshire: Additions   Great Saughall  Cheshire  England
Proposed Garden Village for Pilkington Brothers of St Helens Ravenhead  St Helens  Merseyside  England
Ladies’ Jubilee School   Salford M7  GMCA  England
Prestwich Housing Scheme, Bent Hill Estate, Prestwich Bent Hill Estate  Prestwich  GMCA  England
Warehouse, Dyche Street, Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Drill Hall, Changing Rooms and Music Rooms, Denstone College, Staffordshire Denstone  Uttoxeter  Staffordshirw  England
Lychgate: St David’s Church, Haigh, Wigan Haigh  Wigan  GMCA  England
Warehouse for Pilkington Brothers, St Helens   St Helens  Merseyside  England
Reredos and Memorial Chapel: Church of St Nicholas, Newchurch, Rossendale Newchurch  Rossendale  Lancashire  England
St Anne’s School, Abbots Bromley Abbots Bromley  near Rugeley  Staffordshire  England
Provost's House (formerRectory), Edgmond, Shropshire: new west wing Edgmond  near Newport  Shropshire  England
Ellesmere College, Shropshire: Extensions   Ellesmere  Shropshire  England


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Dunkerley Taylor and Young Architectural practice 1922 1927 Manchester
Taylor and Young Architectural practice 1919 1948 Manchester
Taylor J M and Son Architectural practice 1897 1909 Manchester