Richard Knill Freeman

Bolton architect

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St Stephen and all Martyrs, Lever Bridge, Bolton


The Builder obituary refers to “the schools of the Church of St. Stephen and All Martyrs, at Lever Bridge”.

The original school was designed by Edmund Sharpe in 1854. The north wing was added by Freeman in 1882 (Bolton building register entry 9280), and the infants’ school in 1902. Freeman drew the plans for the latter in 1901. There is a record in the Building register for 1899 (entry 15263) for additions by Freeman and in 1901 for closets (entry 16267). There is also a record of a “new school” in Stott Lane in 1898 by Freeman (entry 14947)

The extensions were both in a very similar style to the original school using terracotta and similar window openings.



Thanks to Norman Johnson for this information and access to the plan

Bolton building registers