Samuel Crowcroft

Place of Birth
Campsall Yorkshire

  • Born      1840 at Campsall, Doncaster
  • Married (I)  25 December 1868 to Mary Jane fourth daughter of William Mitton at the Wesleyan Chapel City Road Hulme he Manchester Guardian 31 December 1868: page 2
  • Married (II) 1896  Annie Leech at Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Died 29 January 1906 Bispham, Blackpool

Samuel Crowcroft was born in 1840, at Campsall Doncaster, to Richard Crowcroft and Martha Crowcroft (born Foster). He was one of ten children and originally trained as a painter. He moved to Manchester in the 1860s but only styled himself “architect” after 1879, although building surveyor was probably a more accurate reflection of his occupation.  In 1872 he was appointed clerk of works for the Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary built to the designs of Daniel Lewis. In more recent times it has been suggested that Crowcroft played a much greater role in the design of the building and was in partnership with Lewis. However, no contemporary evidence has been found in support of this speculation. His only known commissions comprise the Liberal Club at Sale and two mission halls designed between 1886 and 1899 at which date he retired.

Samuel Crowcroft died on 29 January 1906 at “Linksdene,” Warbreck Road, Bispham, Blackpool. He was survived by his second wife, Annie, and their two infant children.

1879-1895 :     Samuel Crowcroft, architect surveyor and valuer, 2 Cooper Street, Manchester

1871            Stretford
1872            Moss Lane, Moss Side
1879            3 Parsonage Street, Moss Side
1881-1901    Rookfield Avenue, Broad Road, Sale, Cheshire  
1906            “Linksdene," Warbreck Road, Bispham, Blackpool