James Barlow Fraser

Place of Birth
Manchester Leeds

  • Born         1835 Pendleton Salford.
  • Baptism   31 January 1836 Collegiate Church (Cathedral) Manchester.
  • Died         1 October 1922 at Vernon Road, Leeds

James Barlow Fraser was born at Pendleton, Salford, in 1835 the son of James Fraser and Agnes, and was christened James Benjamin Meredith Barlow Fraser on 31 January 1836 at the Collegiate Church (Cathedral) Manchester. He was articled to his father for five years and joined him in partnership about 1859. The Manchester directories indicate that the partnership established a branch office in Leeds in 1863. J B Fraser probably moved permanently to Leeds following his marriage to Emma Louisa Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert in May 1865. However, the Manchester Directories continue to record the Manchester partnership up to 1878.

J H Barlow worked closely with his brother the civil engineer John Fraser (1819-1881) on many railway projects in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was one of the early members of the Leeds and Yorkshire Architectural Society and was president for a number of years. He was elected a Fellow of the RIBA in 1872

James Barlow Fraser died at his residence, Vernon Road, Leeds, on 1 October 1922.

1861             James Fraser & Son 11 John Dalton Street, Manchester
1863-1868    James Fraser & Son 11 John Dalton Street, Manchester and at Leeds
1876             James Fraser Son & Co 8 St Mary’s Street, Manchester
1877             James Fraser Son & Co 8 St Mary’s Street Manchester
1868-1872    4 Park Place Leeds (RIBA)
1881            44 Park Square, Leeds (Kelly West Yorkshire 1881)

1881        “Claremont” Newlay Park Horsforth (Kelly West Yorkshire 1881)
1922        Vernon Road Leeds

Reference    Listrum
Obituaries:      Builder v123, 13 October 1922, Page 555


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Fraser James and Son Architectural practice 1859 1878 Manchester