Building Name

Liberal Club, 10 Burnley Road, Bacup

1892 - 1893
Lancashire, England
New Build

NEW LIBERAL CLUB AT BACUP – The memorial stones were laid on Saturday of a new Liberal Club at Bacup. It will be a much larger, more handsome and more convenient building than the existing club, which has been in use since 1875. It is to cost close upon £4,000. Mr Maden, the member for Rossendale, who is president of the club, has given the site and £2,000 towards the cost. The site is in Burnley Road. In front of the new building runs the Irwell, but it is expected that the Corporation will at no distant date arch over the river at this point. The club will be built of stone – parpoint facings and stone dressings – and the style will be what, for want of a more definite term, is known as English Renaissance. The design shows the principal entrance in the centre of the front elevation. On the ground floor on either side of the entrance corridor will be a billiard room and newsroom, each 27 feet long and 21 feet wide. The newsroom will have a projecting octagonal window. On the first floor there will be a large assembly room, capable of holding from 400 to 500 people, with a platform at one end. The size of this public room is 51 feet by 29 feet. The second floor contains a billiard room of about the same dimensions. The architects are Messrs Mangnall and Littlewoods, Manchester. [Manchester Guardian 11 April 1892 page 6]

Reference    Manchester Guardian Saturday 3 October 1891 Page 3 (Contracts)
Reference    Builder 30 April 1892 Page 344 (with notes)
Reference    Manchester Guardian 11 April 1892 page 6 – memorial stone
Reference    Manchester Guardian 20 March 1893 Page 8 - opening
Reference    Builder 25 March 1893 Page 238