Richard Thomas Beckett

Place of Birth
Hartford Cheshire
Hartford, Liverpool, Chester

  • Born: 1867
  • Died: 23 December 1937 at the Cottage Hospital Lymington Hampshire

Richard Thomas Beckett was the son of Richard Beckett, timber merchant and Master builder employing about 150 men and boys.  He was born at West House Hartford, near Northwich, Cheshire and articled to Paley and Austin between 1886 and 1890, in which year he passed the qualifying examination. He travelled in Belgium Holland and Germany. From April 1890 he was employed in the office of John Douglas before commencing practice on his own account at Hertford, briefly moving to Liverpool, before returning to Chester. He practiced widely in Cheshire and North Wales. In Greater Manchester his design for St Mary Magdalene, Winton, won in competition, was adopted.

1904       The Temple Dale Street Liverpool
1911       7 Abbey Buildings Chester
1914       9 Newgate Street Chester

1881       West House Hartford Cheshire
1890       West House Hartford Cheshire
1914       The Croft Neston, Wirral
1937       Lane End Marford Hill, Marford, near Wrexham Flintshire

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Hinderton Hey Hinderton Road Neston Neston  Wirral  Cheshire West  England
Erindale House Carriage Drive Frodsham   Frodsham  Cheshire  England
Aviary and Fountain, Erindale, Frodsham   Frodsham  Cheshire  England
Church of Our Saviour West Shore Llandudno   Llandudno    Wales
Pen Benar Abersoch   Abersoch  Gwynedd  Wales
St Mary Magdalene Winton Winton  Eccles  GMCA  England
St. Mary Magdalene Winton Lancashire Winton  Eccles  GMCA  England
St Michael and St George Heswall   Heswall  Cheshire  England
St. Martin Llay Denbighshire   Llay  Clwyd  Wales
St. Ethelwold Shotton Flintshire   Shotton  Clwyd  Wales
Enlargement: Holy Trinity Llandudno   Llandudno  Clwyd  Wales
St. Paul Rhosesmor   Rhosmor  Clwyd  Wales
St. Garmon Llanarmon   Llanarmon  Clwyd  Wales
Church of St. Michael Llandudno Junction   Landundno Junction  Clwyd  Wales
Sandy Brow Stables, Chester Road (A54) Cotebrook, Tarporley Cotebrook  Tarporley  Cheshire  England
“Preswylfa,” 20 Russel Road, Rhyl   Rhyl  Flintshire Clwyd  Wales
Stables, Gateacre Grange, Grange Lane, Gateacre, Liverpool Gateacre  Liverpool  Merseyside  England
Soarer Cottages, Grange Lane, Gateacre, Liverpool Gateacre  Liverpool  Merseyside  England
Russley Park Training Stables Wiltshire Baydon  Marlborough  Wiltshire  England
Hunting Box and Stables (no location)       England
Design for Loose Boxes (no location)       England