The son of Alderman Muirhead of Manchester, he was born
in 1855, educated privately and made an associate of A.R.I.B.A. in 1882.
He was a member of the Manchester Society of Architects.
He went on to design the cricket pavilions at
the Kennington Oval (completed 1898) and Old
Trafford (completed 1895), the Mission Hall &
Conservative Club at Crumpsall and 'many town and country
Locally, he designed the Public
Offices, Clifton Drive, St.Annes (completed 1902), the Thursby
Convalescent Home in the dunes between St.Annes & Blackpool
(completed 1905), the Parish Rooms, Headroomgate
Road (completed 1910) and the Union Bank of Manchester, 61, Woodlands Road,
Ansdell (opened 1910).
He was a keen sportsman, interested in cricket
and football. He was a member of the Council of the Lytham & St.Annes Golf
His offices were at 31, Market Street, Manchester and Orchard
Road, St.Annes-on-Sea. He also had a house, in St. Annes called 'Dunham', later
moving to 'Kennerley', 31 Wood street.
The Union Bank of Manchester (later Barclays), Woodlands Road, Ansdell (opened