Building Name

St Thomas's Parsonage House, Red Bank, Cheetham

Red Bank, Manchester
GMCA, England
Rev J A Boddy,
New build
Marmaduke Burnell,

ST. THOMAS'S, PARSONAGE HOUSE, RED BANK. —TO BUILDERS AND OTHERS —Parties desirous of Contracting for the performance of the whole or any portion of the work required to be done in the erection and completion the abovementioned Parsonage House, may inspect the plans and specifications at my offices, 86, King-street, Manchester, from the 4th till the 18th instant. Sealed tenders addressed to the Rev. J. A. Boddy, are to be delivered free of cost not later than the 29!h inst—lt distinctly to be understood that the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted. E. H SHELLARD, Architect. [Manchester Courier 1April 1854 Page 6]

FIRE IN A PARSONAGE - On Sunday morning last, between nine and ten o’clock a fire occurred in a large dwelling house, which has recently been erected in York Street, Cheetham Hill Road, as a parsonage for the Rev J A Boddy, incumbent of St Thomas’s Church, Red Bank. The house fronts the Cheetham Hill Road and is a large and handsome Gothic structure, four storeys high, including the cellars at the back, with a double gabled roof, giving it the look of a double house, and large stone mullioned windows on each side of the entrance on the ground floor, having trefoil heads, while the windows on the other storeys are pointed. The cost of the parsonage, when completed, is expected to be about £1,200. ... A contract for its erection was made in September last with Mr Marmaduke Burnell, contractor, Chatham Street, Oldham Road for £1,034, but more than this has already been expended. Mr Shellard, King Street, was the architect. .... Report continues with details of fire in the attic, due to faulty construction of the attic fireplaces, with damage estimated at £150. It was noted that the fault was that of the contractor or his workmen, and not the architect. [Manchester Guardian 18 April 1855 page 5]

Reference    Manchester Courier 1April 1854 Page 6 - contracts
Reference    Manchester Guardian 1 April 1854 page 10 – contracts
Reference    Manchester Guardian 18 April 1855 page 5 - report of fire