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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Thomas Muirhead (1855-1924), Architect, of Manchester & St Annes.

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.

Thomas Muirhead, Architect of Manchester and St.Annes-on-the-Sea.

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 residences.'

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 Club.

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 1910).