Name

John Wild

Designation
Architect
Born
1836
Place of Birth
Oldham
Location
Oldham
Died
1901

  • Born         1836
  • Married      Mary Alice
  • Died          8 August1901

 John Wild set up his architectural practice at 15 Clegg Street, Oldham in 1856 and had designed fourteen cotton mills as well as a number of churches chapels and schools by 1876, when he took his long serving assistant Joe Collins into partnership under the style Wild and Collins.  Frederick Wild, his son, was admitted about 1888 when the partnership became Wild Collins and Wild. All the mills designed by this firm tended to be conservative in plan and they still employed single brick arch construction long after it had been abandoned by other architects

A prominent Conservative, John Wild took an active part in political affairs. He was formerly chairman of the Conservative Registration Association and was first elected to the Town Council for St. Mary's Ward in November 1873 but retired 1876. He was re-elected in 1881 and again in 1884 when he retired for a time. He was approached 1887 by the Conservatives of Coldhurst Ward, and again entered the Town Council until 1889, when he sent in his resignation at the expiration of his term He was placed on the commission of the peace for the borough April, 1877.

John Wild died at 8.30 on Thursday 8 August 1901 at Alderley Edge.  Following his death, the practice was dissolved, with Fred Wild operating under his own name and Joe Collins moving to 7 Clegg Street.

 

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Rushbank Mill. Frederick Street, Chadderton Chadderton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Police and Fire Station, Werneth, near Oldham Wearneth  Oldham  GMCA  England
Mill at Hollinwood near Oldham Hollinwood  Oldham  GMCA  England
Parsonage for St Peter's Church Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Independent Chapel, Hollinwood, near Oldham Hollinwood  Oldham  GMCA  England
Glebe Mill. Drury Lane, Chadderton Chadderton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Vale Mill Chamber Road, Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Primitive Methodist School: Hollinwood Hollinwood  Oldham  GMCA  England
Hopkin Lower Mill, Holts Lane, Lees Lees  Oldham  GMCA  England
Clarence Mill. James Street, Chadderton Chadderton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Clarence Mill. James Street, Chadderton   Oldham  GMCA  England
Crown Mill. Bentinck Street, Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Hathershaw Mill. Schofield Street, Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Shore Mill. Castle Street/ Hope Street, Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Grange Lane, Birkenhead Birkenhead  Wirral  Merseyside  England
Public Hall, New Mills, Derbyshire   New Mills  Derbyshire  England
Primitive Methodist Chapel and Schools, Henshaw Street, Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
St Peter's Branch Schools, Ashton Road, Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Royton Spinning No 1 Mill. High Barn Street, Royton Royton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Collinges or Commercial Mill. Glodwick Road, Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Hollins or Hollinwood Mill. Gas Street (now Mersey Road), Failsworth Failsworth  Oldham  GMCA  England
Rebuilding: Lydgate Mill. Quick Edge Road, Lydgate Lydgate  Oldham  GMCA  England
Shaw Spinning Mill. Salts Street, Shaw Shaw  Oldham  GMCA  England
Star Mill. Edge Lane Street, Royton Royton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Thornham No 1 Mill. Oozewood Road, Royton Royton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Longfield Mill. Byron Street, Littlemoor, Oldham Littlemoor  Oldham  GMCA  England
Ridgefield Mill. Ridgefield Street, Failsworth Failsworth  Oldham  GMCA  England
Smallbrook Mill. Nolan Street, Shaw Shaw  Oldham  GMCA  England
Temperance Hotel, Moston Moston  Manchester  GMCA  England

Partnerships

Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Wild and Collins Architectural practice 1876 1888 Oldham
Wild Collins and Wild Architectural practice 1888 1902 Oldham