James Barritt Broadbent

Place of Birth

  • Born                      1864 at Manchester
  • Died                       23 June 1917 at Buxton

The son of J. B. Broadbent, brewer, of Manchester, James Barritt Broadbent was born in Manchester in 1864. He was educated at Chorlton High School and at Hawthorn Hall, Wilmslow, before being articled with William Dawes, of Manchester. In 1889 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects and commenced practice at 15 Cooper Street Manchester. He was a Fellow of the Manchester Society of Architects.

His obituary noted that “Mr Broadbent was the architect for the Chorlton Union Guardians of the model village at Styal, Cheshire, with schools, children’s homes, several residences and hospital, erected at a cost for the buildings of £60,500, in 1898-1903. Other works included Withington Workhouse, Provident Street, and Regent Street and West Peel Street Schools for the School Board, Sanatorium at Baguley, Cheshire, for Withington UDC with quarters for 25 nurses; additions to the Chorlton Union Workhouse together with two hospital pavilions and an annexe and home for 35 nurses at a cost of some £60,000; Masonic Hall, Bridge Street Manchester (in competition); and in Salford the enlargement and improvement of the Town Hall, with offices in Bexley Square; the infants School in Robert Hall Street, Trafford (Road) and the Boys’ Secondary School.”            

1895 : 1 Princess Street Manchester (MG Contracts)
1896 : J B Broadbent 1 Princess Street Manchester (Builder)
Sept 1896 : J B Broadbent 15 Cooper Street Manchester (Builder)

1881 : 128 Rusholme Road. Chorlton-on-Medlock (Census)
1903 : “Moorhurst” 473 Bury New Road, Kersal
1917 : Buxton

Obituary : Builder
Reference : Pike

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Board School Regent Road Salford   Salford  GMCA  England
Higher Broughton Conservative Club. St James Road Higher Broughton  Salford  GMCA  England
Halton Bank School Pendleton (Architectural Competition) Pendleton  Salford  GMCA  England
Henshaw Blind Asylum (Architectural Competition) Old Trafford  Stretford  GMCA  England
Wellington Street Boys’ School Pendleton. (388 places) Pendleton  Salford  GMCA  England
Infants’ School Robert Hall Street Ordsall Salford Ordsall  Salford  GMCA  England
Annex to Salford Town Hall Bexley Square   Salford  GMCA  England
School, Anson Street, Winton, Eccles (LimitedArchitectural Competition) Winton, Eccles  Salford  GMCA  England
Masonic Hall Bridge Street Manchester Central  Manchester  GMCA  England
Provident Street School   Salford  GMCA  England
West Peel Street Schools   Salford  GMCA  England
Crossley House 755 Ashton Old Road Openshaw Openshaw  Manchester  GMCA  England
Cottage Homes & Schools Styal Cheshire   Styal  Cheshire  England
Schools and Homes. Nell Lane Withington Withington  Manchester  GMCA  England
Sanatorium: Baguley Lodge Baguley Baguley  Manchester  GMCA  England
Extensions to Workhouse Hospital and Nurses' Home, Withington Withington  Manchester  GMCA  England
Extensions to Workhouse (780 beds) Withington Withington  Manchester  GMCA  England
Children's Homes (to accommodate 120 children) Styal Cheshire   Styal  Cheshire  England
Extension, Imperial Hotel Blackpool North Shore  Blackpool  Lancashire  England
Master’s House, Workhouse, Withington Withington  Manchester  GMCA  England
White Lion Hotel, 20-22, Great Underbank, Stockport   Stockport  GMCA  England