Richard Knill Freeman

Bolton architect

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Freeman’s work on houses included the two extremes of housing provision: holiday/retirement homes for Bolton’s rich (“refugees from the environmental impact of their own success” as Mordaunt Crook describes them) in the Lake District and abroad and model dwellings in the poorer areas of Bolton and elsewhere:

Barraclough House, Clitheroe

Bolton house and stables for Dr R J Robertson; possibly 39 Bradford Street

Brierwood, Ainsworth Lane, Bolton


Brownlow Fold, Bolton (20 houses and Co-op store; with Cunliffe)

Bryerswood, Windermere

Castle Rigg Manor, Keswick

Crooke Hall, Whittle-le-Woods (Alterations for Carlton Cross)

Graythwaite Hall, Ulverston

Green Lane, Bolton

Halliwell Lodge, Bolton

Hammarbank, Windermere

Haulgh model dwellings, Bolton

High House, Morpeth, Northumberland

Hulton Park, Bolton

Moscow house

Radcliffe Road, Bolton (Two houses)

Runshaw Hall, Leyland

Peabody Street model dwellings, Bolton

San Remo house

Sawrey Inn, Windermere

South Shore, Blackpool

St Annes house for J Greenhalgh

St Augustine’s Mission house, Bolton

The Grange, Bromley Cross, Bolton

Wheatfield, Haulgh, Bolton (Alterations for T Fletcher)

White Bank, Bolton

Windermere house and stables (for R J Hill)

Windsor dwellings for the poor (with Robins; not known if these were built)

Wolstenholme Hall, Rochdale (for Harold Shawcross)

Wyresdale Park, Scorton (for Lt Col J Cross Ormrod)