Building Name

Higher Grade School, Devonshire Street Ardwick

1892 - 1894
Devonshire Street
Ardwick, Manchester
GMCA, England
New build

FOUR BOARD SCHOOLS, MANCHESTER — A special meeting of the Manchester School Board was held on the 9th Inst., for the purpose of selecting architects for the four schools which it is proposed to erect shortly. The clerk read the minutes of the General Purposes Committee, which recommended that the following appointments be made: — Messrs Royle & Bennett as architects of the Cheetham Hill Higher Grade School, Messrs. Maxwell & Take of the Devonshire-street Higher Grade School, Mr. H. E Stelfox of the Ashton Old- road School, and Messrs. Preston & Vanghan of the Burgess-street Infants' School. The total estimated cost of the new schools is £32,000. The Chairman (Mr. E. J. Broadfleld) moved, and the Rev. J. Watson seconded, the reception and confirmation of the minutes. After some discussion the motion was agreed to. [Builder 17 September 1892 page 229]

The new Higher Grade Board School in Devonshire Street, Ardwick, was formally opened last evening by Dr Ward, Principal of Owens College. ..... report continues with speeches. [Manchester Guardian 20 October 1894 page 5]

Reference    Manchester Guardian 10 September 1892 page 9 - selection of architects
Reference    Building News 14 April 1893 Page 524
Reference    Builder 17 September 1892 page 229
Reference    Manchester Guardian 20 October 1894 page 5- opening