Building Name

Cricket Pavilion, Middleton Road, Middleton

Towncroft Avenue
Middleton, Rochdale
GMCA, England
New build
Thomas Jackson, of Middleton

MIDDLETON.—On Saturday last a new cricket pavilion was opened at Middleton, Lane. The structure is well elevated, and commands a very fine view of the cricket field and country around. The style of architecture is made up of Gothic and Old English, a half-timbered black and white gable in the front roof being a conspicuous and important feature of the design. The plan consists of a public room and two dressing-rooms with separate lavatories and conveniences. The external walling is built with grey-ended Alkrington bricks, and Ruabon red stock bricks to all quoins. The roof is covered with red tiles obtained from Mr. J. C. Edwards's works at Ruabon. The architect is Mr. T. A. Fitton, of Middleton and Manchester, whose design was selected out of about twenty others submitted in competition, and the builder is Mr. Thomas Jackson, of Middleton.  [Building News 25 April 1890 page 607]

Reference           Building News 25 April 1890 page 607