Richard Knill Freeman

Bolton architect

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Hulton Park

Listed park

Knill Freeman carried out “alterations etc for Sir W W B Hulton”.

Lancashire archives has plans by Knill Freeman showing the existing floor plans for the main hall (demolished in 1958) and a plan of proposed alterations to the gardener’s house, so the extent of the work is not known. A number of buildings look as if they could be by Freeman; for example ,according to the list description, “the lodge bears the Hulton coat of arms, carved in stone, and elsewhere a plinth stone is carved with the initials W W B H (William Wilbraham Blethyn Hulton 1844-1907) and the date 1881. The entrance and lodge are as indicated in the OS map of 1894 although the building, especially the windows, looks later.


RIBA biographical file

Historic England listing