James Sellers

Place of Birth

  • Born      1845
  • Died       3 September 1904

James Sellers was born in Bury and practised in that town from about 1881 until his untimely death in 1904

OBITUARY - Mr James Sellers, architect, of Bury and Radcliffe, died with tragic suddenness at his residence. Sunny Mount. Radciiffe. on Saturday night. He had spent the last fortnight at Blackpool, and expired in two hours after reaching home. He was one of the best known residents of Radcliffe. and had erected several the town's public institutions. [Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Monday 5 September 1904 page 6]

BANANA SKIN DANGERS. BURY ARCHITECT’S FATAL SLIP AT BLACKPOOL. It transpired at the inquest on the body Mr. James Sellers, architect of Bury and Radcfiffe, who died suddenly on Saturday night, that while staying at Blackpool on 24 August he slipped on a banana skin at the comer the Central Station. He complained of pain in the head, and had a bruise on the temple, but a Blackpool doctor on being consulted expressed the opinion that the pain would soon pass away. After the fall Mr Sellers remained at Blackpool ten days. He returned home on Saturday and died soon after getting into the house. Dr Farquharson attributed death to cerebral haemorrhage, accelerated by the fall at Blackpool. The jury agreed that the attention of the Blackpool Corporation should be called to the dangerous habit, and they be requested to post notices with a view to the nuisance being obviated. A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was returned. [Manchester Courier 7 September 1904 page 3]

1871    Whitefield
1883    Sellers & Hamilton, architects and surveyors, Stand Lane, and Bury
1892    James Sellers Union Chambers Bury
1901    James Sellers & Son. Union Chambers, Bury

1881    Irwell Street  Pilkington
1883    James Sellers  (Sellers & Hamilton) ; 81 Stand Lane (Barratts 1883 directory of Bury)
1904    Sunny Mount Radcliffe

Obituary    Builder v87, 10 Sept 1904, p277
Obituary    Manchester Courier Monday 5 September 1904 page 6



Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Sellars and Hamilton Architectural practice 1883 1884 Bury
Sellers J and Son Architectural practice 1898 1909 Bury
Sellers and Hamilton Architectural Practice 1883 1891 Bury