Richard Booth

Place of Birth
Manchester, Colwyn Bay

  • Birth date            1871
  • Baptism                8 February 1871 at St John’s Church, Bury
  • Married                19 September 1899 to Alice Maud Entwistle at Heaton Norris
  • Death date           unknown


The eldest son of the architect Lawrence Booth and his wife Harriet Elizabeth (Jones). Following his father’s death in 1894, he was taken into partnership by Thomas Chadwick in 1898 and, moved permanently to Colwyn Bay in 1899. Following the creation of the Chadwick and Booth partnership, in 1903 Richard Booth became the resident partner at Colwyn Bay, where it was intended that he should devote the whole of his time to the supervision of the firm's practice in North Wales. [Weekly News for Colwyn Bay 29 May 1903 page 5]. In 1902 he was made an Associate of the Manchester Society of Architects and remained so until about 1914. However, by this date he was no longer practising as an architect and had moved to Esher in Surrey by 1911, giving his occupation as the London representative of The British Leather Cloth Manufacturing Company. His decision to quit architecture and Colwyn was seemingly made about 1906. Previously he had taken an active role in local affairs and was elected s local councillor in June 1904 but resigned ten months later.

In 1899 he married Alice Maud Entwistle at Heaton Norris. Their only child, a son named Lawrence Entwistle Booth was born on 31 October 1901 to” Richard Booth, Birtledene Victoria Park Colwyn Bay.”

FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE. We understand that one of our rising young professional gentlemen in Colwyn Bay is about taking unto himself a wife. We refer to Mr. Richard Booth, of the firm of Messrs Booth, Chadwick & Porter, of Manchester and Colwyn Bay. The bride will be Miss Maud Entwistle, youngest daughter ot the late Mr William Entwistle, of Crumpsall Hall, Manchester. Mr Booth has now been resident amongst us for many months, and is settling down here permanently. Those of us who can go back sufficiently far will remember that he is the eldest son of the late Mr Lawrence Booth, Architect, who was admittedly recognised as the pioneer of the development of Colwyn Bay, and who in fact purchased the Pwllycrochan Estate and then promoted the Company which at present owns it. He ever had a devoted love for Colwyn Bay, and, if we mistake not, Mr Richard Booth inherits his father's devotion to the place. [Weekly News for Colwyn Bay 1 September 1899 page 8]

1898-1903    Richard Booth (Booth Chadwick and Porter)  Municipal Buildings, Colwyn Bay
1903-1906    Richard Booth AMSA (Booth and Chadwick) 42 Oxford Street Manchester

1871        Bury
1881        Victoria Terrace Bury Old Road Salford
1891        Crumpsall Lane, Crumpsall
1901-1906    “Birtledene,” Victoria Park Colwyn Bay   
1911-1913    “Birtledene” Hillbrow Road Esher Surrey