Richard Knill Freeman
Built 1869; demolished 1963
According to Readyhough, the Mawdsley Street congregational church was opened in 1808 and replaced in 1870 by Cunliffe and Freeman’s building. In 1926, to allow for widening of Great Moor Street, the frontage was moved back 22 feet.
Readyhough, Gordon; Bolton town centre, A modern history; 1998
Bolton Evening News; Monday 26 April 1869; p.3 (Thanks to Neil Darlington)
Left: Drawing of the original building
Below: A photograph after the 1926 work in which the pediment seems to have been lost
The Bolton News gave a detailed description of the building: “The main front, to Great Moor-