Building Name

Buile Hill Eccles Old Road Salford

1825 - 1827
Eccles Old Road
GMCA, England
(Sir) Thomas Potter
New build
Grade II

The only recorded example of Barry’s Greek neo-Classical villa style. An elevation by Barry of the original entrance front was published in Architecture, the journal of the Society of Architects. The drawing was stated to be in the RIBA collection but appears to be missing. This elevation shows the front corresponding to the eastern part of the building, but of two storeys and basement surmounted by a low pitched double hipped roof and two central chimneys joined by an arcaded motif. Either side are slightly lower wings also of two storeys with a solid parapet hiding the roof. Inside the walls of the entrance hall are strongly rusticated in a manner strongly reminiscent of the Manchester City Art gallery.

Reference    The Builder1872 Page 201
Reference    Alwyn R Dent:  Barry & the Greek Revival. Architecture Vol 3 New series 1925 Page 234
Reference    Marcus Whiffen: The architecture of Sir Charles Barry in Manchester - reproduced in Archer Art and Architecture in Victorian Manchester