Richard Knill Freeman

Bolton architect






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Blackpool central pier

Locally listed; pavilion demolished

The Building News reported in August 1897 that Knill Freeman (with T Dryden) had won the competition for works to the central pier which included a new pavilion, entrance building and shelters.


Freeman’s RIBA file states: “Messrs. R. Knill Freeman and Frank Freeman have been employed as architects for the reconstruction and extension of the shore end of the Central Pier in Blackpool, with a widening of the main frontage and deck, and new entrance buildings, pavilion, arcade and pier promenade, for which Mr R Knill Freeman’s designs were chosen by the Blackpool Jetty Company in a limited competition in 1897, the new works forming portion of a scheme for the improvement of the shore promenade, etc.”



Source

Building News 73, 20 August 1897, p.255


Left: The pier entrance buildings  in 1922