Edward Birchall

Place of Birth

Edward Birchall was a member of an old Quaker family in Leeds and was articled to William Parkin. He worked for a period in Sir George Gilbert Scott's office until the early 1860's and then set up practice as an architect in Leeds with an office in Park Place in 1875 but by 1886 he was at Bond Street. He was elected ARIBA, in 1863. and FRIBA in 1871. Birchall was a member of the LYAS, from 1876 - 1903s being firstly Honorary Treasurer and then President from 1883 - 1885. He collaborated occasionally with John Kirk and went into partnership with John Kelly after the termination of the partnership of Adams and Kelly in 1886, His first major work in Leeds was the meeting house for the Society of Friends but he was also responsible for large private houses such as Cardigan House 'and Cardigan Lodge (1870 and 1878), both in the Headingley Old Gardens, and other buildings such as St. Agnes Church, Burmantofts designed with Kelly in 1886, His private residence was at 18 Moorland Road, Hyde Park from 1882 and he died a bachelor at his home in 1903.


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Kelly and Birchall Architectural practice 1886 Leeds