Richard Knill Freeman

Bolton architect

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Orlando Prescott (1871-?)

Prescott was articled to Freeman from 1888-93 and remained as an assistant until 1903. He supervised the Southport pier improvements. He later practiced in Wigan with Bold as Prescott & Bold. He designed the Grand Theatre and Hippodrome in Leigh (1908), currently (2017) a Wetherspoons.


RIBA biographical file

Earl, John and Sell, Mike; The Guide to British Theatres 1750-1950; 2000


The Music Hall and Theatre website

Left: Grand theatre and hippodrome, Leigh

The gable end shows a ventilation arrangement of three slits with two horizontal stone bands which Knill Freeman used in many of his buildings.