Charles Edward Newton
- Born 5 September 1859
- Died 5 August 1937
Charles Edward Newton, was the son of the engineer John Newton and was born at Moor House, Preston, On 5 September 1859. He was educated at Windermere College, Manchester Grammar School, and Owens' College; Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers; Fellow of the Geographical Society of London and various kindred bodies; engineer to many corporations and local authorities in England and Ireland in respect of water supply, drainage, tramways etc; Hon Secretary of the Manchester and District Institute of Surveyors, Land Agents, and Valuers. He took much interest in antiquarian, historical and geological research and was author of many papers relating to these subjects. He joined his father in partnership in 1883 with George Herbert Bailey joining about 1895. The partnership was continued after the death of John Newton in 1896 and in later years took on a number of architectural commissions including his own house Watling Gate, Timperley. In 1910 The Studio commented “Messrs Newton and Bayley, of Manchester, have, in this (Watling Gate) as in other country homes designed by them in Cheshire and Oxfordshire, studiously avoided the importation of outside materials, and relied entirely on local materials and, as already mentioned, they have, as regards design, made a point of following local tradition. [The Studio 5 March 1910]. However, these houses have not been identified
Charles Edward Newton died on 5 August 1937. He was Overseer of Timperley Parish 1909-1936.
Buildings and Designs
|Watling Gate Leys Road Timperley Park
|Parish Room: All Saints Church Cheadle Hulme