Building Name

Reform Club, Delph

Delph, Oldham
GMCA, England
New build

DELPH - A new Reform Club was opened at Delph, near Oldham, on the 27th ult. It is late Gothic in style, and has on ground floor billiard- room, committee room, and newsroom, all three rooms being laid with wood block paving, and the heating chamber. A broad flight of stairs leads to the assembly hall, 45ft. by 26ft. 3in. IU roof is ceiled half-way up the spars. The room has two fine stained-glass windows, representing " Peace and Plenty." On the second floor are the club-keeper's sleeping apartments. The ventilation is by vertical shafts, and the heating apparatus has been provided and fixed by Mr. K. R. Gibbs, Liverpool. Generally, the exterior of the building is faced with Yorkshire parpoints, relieved with tooled stone dressings, and on the front of the building is a balcony. The contractors were: — Brick work and masonry, Mr. C. Winterbottom ; carpenters' and joiners' work, Mr. T. Wood, Delph ; plastering and painting, Messrs. Whitehead Brothers, Dobcross ; plumbing and glazing, Mr. Hudson, Uppermill; slating, Messrs. Shaw Brothers, Delph; wood blocking, Messrs. Andrews and Company, Manchester; lead lights, Mr. Swainebourne, Birmingham. Mr. A. Banks, Rochdale-road, Oldham, was the architect. [Building News 4 January 1884 page 35]

Reference           Building News 4 January 1884 page 35