Christopher Obee Ellison

Place of Birth

  • Born                      16 July 1833
  • Died                       September 1904

Christopher Obee Ellison was born in Hull in 1833 and He was articled to W.H. & J.M. Hay in that city. He commenced practice on his own account in Liverpool in about 1855. He was the first President of the Society of Architects in 1884. His son William Stanley Ellison joined him about 1886, the partnership being dissolved in 1901. Christopher Obie Ellison designed mainly for the Wesleyans and trained Robert Curwen and J. Jameson Green who also had extensive Wesleyan practices. He was a colonel in the Volunteers.

Christopher Obee Ellison died in September 1904 at Toxteth Park, Liverpool.


1857-1859: C. O. Ellison, Architect and Surveyor, 33, Bold-Street, Liverpool.
1863: C O Ellison, 30 Clayton Square, Liverpool
1878: C O Ellison FRIBA Imperial Chambers, Dale Street, Liverpool
1880: C O Ellison FRIBA, Liverpool and London
1901: C O Ellison FRIBA, Sir Thomas Street Liverpool

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Wesleyan Chapel Bootle Bootle  Liverpool  Merseyside  England
Great Crosby Wesleyan Chapel and Schools Great Crosby  Liverpool  Merseyside  England
Design for Wesleyan Chapel Kensington Kensington  London  Greater London  England
Bank Street Wesleyan Methodist Church Altrincham   Altrincham  GMCA  England
English Wesleyan Church 43 Bath Street / Morley Road Rhyl   Rhyl  Clwyd  Wales
Wesleyan Chapel King Street Pennington Leigh Pennington  Leigh  GMCA  England
Improvements Douglas Isle of Man. New Street and Promenade   Douglas    Isle of Man
Wesleyan Chapel and Schools Wellington Road/ Cambridge Grove Eccles   Eccles  GMCA  England
Methodist Chapel Padgate Padgate  Warrington  Cheshire  England
Wesleyan Chapel Chapeltown near Leeds Chapeltown  Leeds  Yorkshire  England
Trinity Chapel Cumberland Street Macclesfield   Macclesfield  Cheshire  England
Wesleyan Chapel Prestwich   Prestwich  GMCA  England
Macclesfield Congregational Church Park Green Macclesfield   Macclesfield  Cheshire  England
Wesleyan Chapel Winsford   Winsford  Cheshire  England
Star Cocoa House Bodfor Street/ Kinmel Street Rhyl   Rhyl  Clwyd  Wales
Preston Park Wesleyan Methodist Church, Dyke Road Drive, Brighton Preston  Brighton  Sussex  England
Dorset Gardens Wesleyan Church, Brighton Kemptown  Brighton  Sussex  England
Birkenhead Town Hall   Birkenhead  Merseyside  England
Sheltering Home for Destitute Children   Liverpool  Mersyside  England
Infirmary Toxteth Park Liverpool Toxteth Park  Liverpool  Mersyside  England
Trinity Methodist Church, Main Street, Frodsham   Frodsham  Cheshire  England
Norfolk Road Wesleyan Chapel, Norfolk Road, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex Hove  Brighton  East Sussex  England
Wesleyan Chapel, Lodge Lane, Liverpool   Liverpool  Merseyside  England


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Ellison C O and Son Architectural practice 1884 1901 Liverpool