Percy Gordon Kelvey

Place of Birth

  • Born : 1885 at Hull, the son of Henry and Eliza Ann Kelvey
  • Married : 1910 Hampshire
  • Military Service: 1918-1921 Seaman - Merchant Navy
  • Died : 1953 (Jan-March)
  • Designation : Architect (unregistered)

NOT REGISTERED AS ARCHITECT – For carrying on business as an architect and surveyor while not registered to do so under the Architects’ Registration Act, 1936, Percy Gordon Kelvey was fined £10 and ordered to pay costs of five guineas at the Manchesteer City Magistrates Court yesterday. He pleaded guilty. Prosecuting for the Architects Registration Council of Great Britain, Mr J Eva said Kelvey had erected a plate outside his premises bearing the words “Percy G Kelvey, architect and surveyor” and his name appeared in Kelly’s Business Directory as an architect, although he was not qualified.  For Kelvey it was said that he had served three years as an indentured apprentice and altogether he had 45 years practical architectural experience. He had the impression that because of his considerable e experience the terms of the Act did not apply in his case, although he had asked to be registered. [Manchester Guardian 7 December 1946 page 6]

ROUND-THE-WORLD TRIP 20-FT BOAT - ARCHITECT TO START MAY. An attempt to sail round the world in an adapted ship's lifeboat is to be made by Mr. Percy Kelvey, a Manchester architect, who plans to start from Liverpool in May, and sail via the West Indies.  The boat, which is 20 feet long, with a beam of 8 feet and a depth of 3 feet 6 inches is fitted with two of Kelvey's own inventions— self-steering apparatus and a contrivance which he claims will obviate the danger of capsizing. [Nottingham Evening Post 27 February 1933 page 1]

1928        Kelvey architect 475 Stretford Road (MG 11 Feb 1928 page 4)
1928        Kelvey, architect,2 Acomb Street. Whitworth Park, Manchester (MG 11 Nov 1928 p4)
1929        Kelvey, architect Dunham View Heatley Lymm Cheshire 9MG 8 June 1929 p6)
1929        Kelvey Percy G,2 Acomb Street. Chorlton-on Medlock
1930        Kelvey Percy G,2 Acomb Street. Chorlton-on Medlock
1932        Kelvey Percy G,2 Acomb Street. Chorlton-on Medlock
1938        Percy G Kelvey 379 Moss Lane East Moss Side






Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
32 Houses. Queensway Blackley Blackley  Manchester  GMCA  England