Building Name

Cottage School Houses for 300 children, Withington Workhouse

1878 - 1880
GMCA, England
New Build

In 1880, the Chorlton Union erected new schools and children's home on a site opposite to the workhouse at the south side of Nell Lane. The buildings consisted of six three‑storey homes, three for boys at the west side and three for girls at the east, with a central single‑storey block in between which contained the dining‑hall, kitchens, laundry, stores etc. Boys' and girls' school blocks were placed at the north along Nell lane, with the arched entrance to the site at their centre.

Reference    Manchester Times 9 November 1878 page 5
Reference    Building News 15 November 1878 page 515
Reference    Manchester Guardian Saturday ?? March 1879 Page  (Contracts)
Reference    Manchester Courier 17 November 1879 page 6 – foundation stone
Reference    British Architect 21 November 1879 Page 298