John Ormrod

Place of Birth

  • Born : 1874 at Wigan
  • Married : 19 April 1899  Ellen Wadsworth Nicholson at St George's Road Congregational Church, Bolton
  • Died : 21 February 1963

Educated at Bolton High School and Royal Whalley Grammar School, John Ormrod was articled to Bradshaw & Gass from January 1891 to November 1895. He remained as assistant to Bradshaw & Gass 1895-1896 while attending classes at Manchester Technical School and Bolton College of Art. In 1897 he was employed in the Design Branch of the War Office and attended Architectural Association classes. John Ormrod passed the qualifying examination in 1897 and was elected Associate of the RIBA on 7 March 1898, proposed by JJ Bradshaw, J B Gass and R K Freeman. In 1939 he retired as Associate of the RIBA and resigned the RIBA in 1960. Fellow of Manchester Society of Architects and Associate of the Royal Sanitary Institute

John Ormrod commenced independent practice in Bolton in 1898 and was also a lecturer at Bolton Technical School. In 1904 he took Ernest Pomeroy into partnership the latter having moved from Southampton to join Ormrod as assistant in 1899. The partnership ended in 1914 and henceforth John Ormrod practiced from his residence at Walker Fold until his retirement in 1939.

John Ormrod of 3 Walker Fold Bolton died 21 February 1963

1911 : John Ormrod (Ormrod and Pomeroy) 21 Acresfield Bolton (Slater MSA Directory)
1914 : John Ormrod (Ormrod and Pomeroy) 21 Acresfield, Bolton
191919-1936 : John Ormrod, Walker Fold, Smithills, Bolton

1898 : 62 Chorley New Road, Bolton
1914-1936 : Walker Fold Smithills Bolton
1963 : 3 Walker Fold Bolton

References : Who's Who in Architecture 1914, 1923 and 1926


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Ormrod and Pomeroy Architectural practice 1904 1914 Bolton