Name

Clegg and Knowles

Designation
Architectural practice
Formation
1851
Dissolved
1884
Partner 1
Partner 2

The partnership between Charles Clegg and John Knowles began in 1851 when they entered the competition for a new workhouse in Salford under their joint name. Their first office was in Chancery Place, Booth Street, Manchester where they remained until 1854; then at 40 Brown Street and finally at Cross Street.

By 1868, Clegg & Knowles had also opened a branch office at Central Beach, Blackpool, as evidenced by entries in the Architect's Directory of 1868 and Slater's Directory of 1869. However, this office existed for only a few years and would appear to have been established specifically for the construction of the Imperial Hotel and Claremont Park Estate in that Town. With the completion of the hotel in 1870 and presumably without prospect of further work in the area, this office was closed, thus ending Clegg & Knowles association with the town. Instead it was Speakman & Charlesworth who continued Manchester's involvement with the resort, establishing an office at Central Beach in 1870.

Following the death of John Knowles in 1879, Charles Clegg continued on his own account for some three years before admitting his son, Charles Theodore Clegg into partnership. In the same year (Knowles) or in 1884 (Clegg) Frederick J Knowles was also made partner. By 1884 the practice had been re-named Clegg Son and Knowles.

Address
1853-1854 : Clegg and Knowles Chancery Place, Booth Street, Manchester (MC 1 October 1853 p2)
1854-1871 : Clegg & Knowles. 40, Brown Street Manchester (MC  5 August 1854 p2)
1878-1882 : Clegg & Knowles. Architects, surveyors and valuers Commercial Buildings. 15, Cross-street, Manchester
1883-1884 : Clegg & Knowles. Architects, surveyors and valuers Town Hall buildings. 74A King Street Manchester

 

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Workhouse Salford. (Architectural Competition) England
United Presbyterian Church Brunswick Street Chorlton‑on‑Medlock Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester GMCA England
Parsonage House New Mills New Mills Derbyshire England
Heathlands Heathlands Drive Prestwich Rainsough Prestwich GMCA England
Greek Church of the Annunciation Higher Broughton Salford Higher Broughton Salford GMCA England
St Paul’s Church Brunswick Street Chorlton-on-Medlock Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester GMCA England
Warehouse. Tasle Alley Cross Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Semi-detached Houses Victoria Park Victoria Park Manchester GMCA England
St Mary’s Church Hollingworth near Mottram Hollingworth GMCA England
Warehouse 109 Princess Street Central Manchester GMCA England
Claremont Park Estate Blackpool North Shore Blackpool Lancashire England
Imperial Hotel Claremont Park Estate Blackpool Blackpool Lancashire England
New Wing Clifton Arms Hotel Blackpool Blackpool Lancashire England
Trevelyan Temperance Hotel Corporation Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
De Jersey and Company Warehouse, Blackfriars Street, Salford Salford GMCA England
Hightown Institute and Gymnasium. Cheetham Manchester Cheetham Manchester GMCA England
Wesleyan Day and Sunday Schools. Cheetham Hill Cheetham Hill Manchester GMCA England
Rooden Lane Methodist Chapel (Heaton Park) Prestwich Heaton Park Prestwich GMCA England
Wesleyan Schools Rooden Lane (Heaton Park) Prestwich Heaton Park Prestwich GMCA England
Harvester House 37 Peter Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Warehouse 35 Peter Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Globe Packing Warehouse Sackville Street Central Manchester GMCA England
Offices & Warehouse (Olivos): Brown Street Central Manchester GMCA England
Warehouse 101 Princess Street Central Manchester GMCA England
Warehouse. 105-107 Portland Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Parsonage House. St James's Church Hope Pendleton. Hope Salford GMCA England
Salem Chapel New Schools Strangeways Strangeways Manchester GMCA England
Warehouse. Brazennose Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Victoria Wesleyan Chapel Queens Road Cheetham Cheetham Manchester GMCA England
New Road at Knutsford Knutsford Cheshire England
Headlands Hilton Lane Prestwich Prestwich GMCA England
Bridgewater Buildings or Carlton House 17-18 Lloyd Street Albert Square Central Manchester GMCA England
British Schools Halton Street Charlestown Pendleton Pendleton Salford GMCA England
Conservative Club Cross Street Manchester (Architectural Competition) Central Manchester GMCA England
"West Bank," Northumberland Street, Higher Broughton Higher Broughton Salford GMCA England
Warehouse Newton Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Manchester Athenaeum Reconstruction (Architectural Competition) Central Manchester GMCA England
Manchester Athenaeum Central Manchester GMCA England
Residential Estate. Knutsford Knutsford Cheshire England
Denzell House and Lodge Bowdon Road. Altrincham Altrincham GMCA England
1874 Chester Street Schools (Architectural Competition) England
Alteration of Premises Great Bridgewater Street/ Chepstow-street to Warehouses Central Manchester GMCA England
Sunday School: Victoria Wesleyan Chapel Queens Road Cheetham Cheetham Manchester GMCA England
Shops dwelling and offices, 1-9 New Bailey Street, Salford Salford GMCA England
Dugdale Warehouse 18-24 Princess Street Central Manchester GMCA England
Large Warehouse Sackville Street Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Two Warehouses Major Street Central Manchester GMCA England
Residence Brooklands Road Sale Trafford GMCA England
Warehouse Deansgate Central Manchester GMCA England
"Linden Lea" Brooklands Sale Trafford GMCA England
Alterations: Chaseley (Fields) Pendleton Pendleton Salford GMCA England
Additions and alterations to Buile Hill Mansion, Eccles Old Road, Pendleton Pendleton Salford GMCA England
Alterations to the entrance lodge at Buile Hill. Pendleton Salford GMCA England
Proposed new entrance gates to Buile Hill, Eccles Old Road, Pendleton Pendleton Salford GMCA England
105-107 Princess Street Central Manchester GMCA England