Robert Martin


  • Born : 21 August 1872
  • Married : Emily Hilton
  • Died

Robert Martin was born in 1872, the son of Robert Martin, joiner of Chapman Street Ancoats, and his wife Elizabrth. He trained in the offices of Preston and Vaughan from 1884, eventually becoming chief assistant to R B Preston. After the First World War, Robert Martin joined Richard Bassett Preston in partnership. The partnership ended on Preston’s retirement about 1928, after which he continued to act as Diocesan Surveyor until about 1946. He became LRIBA in 1911 and FRIBA in 1932.

Robert Martin married Emily Hilton. Their son, Sir (John) Leslie Martin (1908–2000), architect, was born at 1 Briardene, Moston Lane, Failsworth, Manchester, on 17 August 1908.

1919-1940 : Robert Martin FMSA 36 Diocesan Church House, 90 Deansgate

1908-1914 : Robert Martin architect "Briardene" Moston Lane, New Moston
1922-1927 : Hatherlea, Moston Lane, New Moston
1929 : Holmleigh, Bramhall Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire

Who's who in architecture (1914)

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Independent Methodist Sunday School Roe Green Worsley Roe Green  Worsley  GMCA  England
Reredos: Holy Trinity Church Bardsley Bardsley  Oldham  GMCA  England
Repairs: Christ Church Friezland Yorkshire   Friezland  Yorkshire  England
Rebuilding:Church of St. Stephen Haslingdon Grane Haslingden Haslingden Grane  Haslingden  Lancashire  England
Repairs: Christ Church Denshaw   Denshaw    England
Church of St. Philip Stubbins Ramsbottom Lancashire Stubbins  Ramsnottom  Lancashire  England
Church of St. Mary the Virgin Cadishead Cadishead  Irlam  GMCA  England
New Church Burnley   Burnley  Lancashire  England
Alterations to St Michael’s Hostel. George Street Broughton Higher Broughton  Salford  GMCA  England
Church of St. Margaret Hapton Lancashire   Hapton  Lancashire  England
Church of St. James Barnoldswick (formerlyYorkshire)   Barnoldswick  Lancashire  England
Memorial Porch St James Thornham Royton Royton  Oldham  GMCA  England
Rectory St Thomas’s Church Lower Crumpsall Lower Crumpsall  Manchester  GMCA  England
St James: Walshaw Road Woolfold Bury Woolfold  Bury  GMCA  England
St Cuthbert’s Church Third Avenue Trafford Park Trafford Park  Manchester  GMCA  England
St James Thornham Rochdale Thornham  Rochdale  GMCA  England
Mission Church in connection with St Mary’s Reddish Eaton Road Reddish Reddish  Stockport  GMCA  England
Proposed Choir Vestry: St. Mary the Virgin Haughton Lancashire   Haughton  Lancashire  England
Conversion of School into permanent church. Audenshaw Audenshaw  Manchester    England
St. Bartholomew Whitworth Lancashire   Whitworth  Lancashire  England
Alterations and Improvements; Diocesan Church House 90 Deansgate Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
New Vicarage. St Luke Hest Bank Hest Bank  Lancaster  Lancashire  England
Vestries etc Christ Church Preston   Preston  Lancashire  England
Rectory for St Agnes Reddish Reddish  Stockport  GMCA  England
Vicarage. St Peter’s Church Bury Redvales  Bury  GMCA  England
Proposed Rebuilding: Church St Mary-le-Gill Barnoldswick Coates  Barnoldswick  Lancashire  England
Repairs: Church of St. Paul Norden Rochdale Lancashire Norden  Rochdale  GMCA  England
St Chad’s Church Hazeldene Road New Moston New Moston  Manchester  GMCA  England
Rectory for St Ambrose Pendleton Pendleton  Salford  GMCA  England
Repairs: Christ Church Harpurhey Manchester Harpurhey  Manchester  GMCA  England
St. Barnabas Clarksfield Oldham Clarksfield  Oldham  GMCA  England
1931 Sunday Schools Balfour Street (in connection with St Barnabas) Oldham Clarksfield  Oldham  GMCA  England
Additions: All Souls Every Street Manchester Ancoats  Manchester  GMCA  England
Memorial Tower Adlington Parish Church   Adlington  Lancashire  England
Repairs: Church of St. John the Baptist Hulme Manchester Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Repairs: Emmanuel Chadderton Oldham   Chadderton  GMCA  England
Rectory. Wilbraham Road Charnos Road Chorlton-cum-Hardy Chorlton-cum-Hardy  Manchester  GMCA  England
Vicarage Irlam   Irlam  GMCA  England
Church Hall: Church of St Michael and All Angels. Lawton Moor Lawton Moor  Manchester  GMCA  England
Repairs: Church of St. Thomas Pendleton Salford Pendleton  Salford  GMCA  England
Repairs: Church of St. Peter Ashton-under-Lyne   Ashton-under-Lyne  GMCA  England
St George’s Church Bury Road Oakenrod Hill Rochdale Oakenrod Hil  Rochdale  GMCA  England
St Paul’s Church Vicarage Maple Grove Ramsbottom   Ramsbottom  Lancashire  England
Christ Church Vicarage Walmesley Bury Walmersley  Bury  GMCA  England
Church of St Hilda Audenshaw Audenshaw  Manchester  GMCA  England
Mission Church Bradley Fold Bradley Fold  Bury  GMCA  England
Alterations St Aidans Schools       England
Vicarage Mount Road. Levenshulme for St Mark's Church Lvenshulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Sunday School and Parochial Hall St Peter Chester Road Stretford   Stretford  GMCA  England
Vestries. Moorside Parish Church Oldham   Oldham  GMCA  England
Additions. St Jude’s Rectory Ancoats Ancoats  Manchester  GMCA  England
Removal of Spire: St. Michael Hulme Manchester Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Rectory and Parish Room. Christ Church. Acton Square Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
School Mossley Common. Tyldesley Mossley Common  Tyldesley  GMCA  England
Improvements. St John’s Church Hurst Ashton-under-Lyne Hurst  Ahton-under-Lyne  GMCA  England
Repairs: Church of St. George Hulme Manchester Hulme  Manchester  GMCA  England
Repairs: Christ Church West Didsbury Manchester West Didsbury  Manchester  GMCA  England


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Preston and Martin Architectural practice 1920 1926 Manchester