Building Name

Church of St James Collyhurst (Architectural Competition)

Collyhurst, Manchester
GMCA, England
New Build
Second premium

NEW CHURCH IN COLLYHURST - A new church with parsonage and schools is about to be built at Collyhurst by Mr Charles P Stewart of the Atlas Works at a cost of £12,000, exclusive of the land, which he has also purchased. For these buildings six architects of Manchester and London were invited to submit designs in competition. The gentlemen who were selected to compete were Messrs Hansom, London; Paley and Austin, Lancaster; Holden, Brakspear, Lowe, and Dawes of Manchester. After a close contest, the designs submitted by Mr Lowe were selected conditionally that they can be carried out for the stipulated sum; and those submitted by Mr Dawes were awarded the second premium of 50 guineas. [Manchester Guardian 1 May 1871 page 7]

Reference    Manchester Guardian 1 May 1871 page 7
Reference    Harper Victorian Competitions  architect William Davies?