Building Name

Trinity Church Schools Platt Lane Rusholme

GMCA, England
New Build
Penk of Cheetham Hill

RUSHOLME - The chief stone of the new Educational and Industrial Schools, to be erected at Rusholme, in connection with Trinity Church has been laid. They are intended to accommodate 400 children (boys, girls and infants), and besides the ordinary classrooms the building will comprise an industrial school and kitchen and laundry, in which it is intended to instruct girls of a suitable age in needlework, cookery and other domestic duties. The parish at present contains only temporary schools, totally inadequate to meet the requirements of the population, which consists almost exclusively of the working classes. The style chosen by the architects of the new schools (Messrs Pennington and Bridgen of Manchester) is Gothic. The material will be red brick with arches and bands of black brick. The probable cost, including the site is ,2,500. Towards this amount the Committee of the Council on Education has granted £598; and the subscriptions promised amount to about £1,500, including a donation by Mr C C Worsley of ,800 and fifty guineas from two church wardens. There is a balance of between £400 and £500 yet to be provided. Mr Penk of Cheetham Hill is the contractor for the works. [Builder 18 May 1861 Page 342]

Reference    Manchester Courier Saturday 11 May 1861 Page 9
Reference    Builder 18 May 1861 Page 342
Reference    Builder Saturday 14 December 1861 Page 865 - opening
Reference    Manchester Guardian 3 December 1861 page 3