Oswald Adshead

Place of Birth

  • Born: 1856
  • Christened:  17 June 1860, Manchester Cathedral
  • Died: 16 June 1886
  • Burial: 19 June 1886 at St Luke’s Cheetham

The second son of John Adshead, shoe-maker and Tirzah Adshead (1826-1879), Oswald Adshead was born at Manchester in 1856. He was employed in the office of William Bell Diocesan Surveyor of Manchester and the office of Lofthouse & Pollard of Manchester (RIBA) and travelled in Italy and Spain. He commenced independent practice in 1879 with offices at 63 King Street. Proposed by T Worthington J Stevens and A Darbyshire he was elected an Associate of the RIBA on 9 January 1882. At the time of his death he was carrying on business as Architect and Surveyor at 57, Brown Street, Manchester

Oswald Adshead died on 16 June 1886 at his residence 19 Hale Road, Bowdon, and was buried in the family plot at St Luke’s Cheetham on 19 June.

1879: Oswald Adshead 63 King Street Manchester (MG 5 July 1879 Page 4 - Contracts)
1881: 63 King Street (RIBA)
1883: Oswald Adshead ARIBA 68 King Street, Manchester (Slater) Notice of Removal: Mr O Adshead, architect and surveyor from 63 King Street to 57 Brown Street. [Manchester Guardian 22 December 1883 page  1
1884: Oswald Adshead 57 Brown Street Manchester (removal Dec 1883)
1886: Oswald Adshead ARIBA, 57 Brown Street, Manchester (Slater)

1861: Sharp Street, St Michaels district
1879: 754 Rochdale Road, Manchester
1881: 10 Rusholme Grove, Rusholme – lodger (Census)
1886: 19 Hale Road, Bowdon, Cheshire

Reference: RIBA Biographical file.
Reference: London Gazette 25 February 1879 page957 – exors of Tirzah Adshead
Reference: Manchester Guardian 22 December 1883 – change of address
Reference: London Gazette 17 August 1886 page 4030

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Extensions to Albert Memorial Branch School Collyhurst  Manchester  GMCA  England