Building Name

Bolton- on-Dearne Housing Scheme (Architectural Competition)

Bolton- on-Dearne, Barnsley
Yorkshire, England
Architectural competition
Second premium

The Bolton Urban Council is about to launch out upon a second housing scheme, consisting of 310 houses, or more, at a probable cost of about £70,000. A large plot of land, around which is land so laid out that crowding will not be possible, has been secured, and the council decided, in order to get the best possible schemes, to put the architectural designs out to competiton. This was done, and Mr. Charles Hadfield, of Sheffield, was appointed as independent assessor, and made the following awards, which have since been confirmed by the council. First prize, with premium of £50 and appointment, G. F. Pennington, architect, of Carside and Pennington, Pontefract and Castleford; second prize, £50, Matley and Mills, Manchester; third prize,  £25, Franklin and Deacon, Luton. Bolton has one of the most successful housing schemes already in operation, and the present proposed scheme will include three classes of house — viz., six-roomed house, with bath-room, etc., four-roomed house, and small-class house. A number of houses with shops are also being erected.

Reference           The Building News 10 July 1914 Page 41