Barker and Ellis

Architectural practice
Partner 2

Thomas Groom Barker and George Ellis were both pupils and assistants of Edward Walters and in the 1850s had assisted him in making the drawings for the Free Trade Hall, Williams Deacon’s Bank, and many large warehouse buildings. About 1863 Walters sought to retire and over the next four years gradually withdrew from active involvement, handing control of the practice to Barker and Ellis.

The first works under the style of Barker and Ellis date from 1869 and include the Manchester Grammar School (Langworthy Buildings), the Old Stock Exchange, the Commercial Buildings Cross Street, the Manchester Guardian Offices, Cross Street; the Union Assurance Buildings, Chapel Walks; Barton Union Offices; restoration of Flixton Church; the Deaf and Dumb School (Pendlebury Wing); extensions to the Manchester and District Bank and the Williams Deacons Bank.

Following the death of George Ellis in 1890, Thomas Groom Barker continued the practice alone until about 1910, when he took Francis Jones into partnership At this time the partnership was re-named Barker Ellis and Jones.

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Trinity Street Station Bolton Bolton GMCA England
Independent Chapel Queen Street Middlewich Middlewich Cheshire England
New Bank Market Drayton Market Drayton Shropshire England
Manchester Free Grammar School Long Millgate Central Manchester GMCA England
Proposed Warehouses Chepstow Street Manchester Manchester GMCA England
Liberal Club Police Street/ Agnew Street Pendleton Pendleton Salford GMCA England
Branch Free Library Cheetham Hill Road (late York Street) Cheetham Cheetham Manchester GMCA England
Board Room and Offices, Union Workhouse, Patricroft Partricroft Eccles GMCA England
Manchester and Liverpool District Bank Crewe Crewe Cheshire England
The Manchester and Liverpool District Bank Sandbach Sandbach Cheshire England
Extension to Manchester and Salford Bank - Mosley Street Central Manchester GMCA England
Building Deansgate / Peter Street Manchester GMCA England
Manchester Guardian Offices Cross Street Manchester GMCA England
Congregational Church Marple Bridge Marple Bridge GMCA England
Pendlebury Wing Manchester Schools for the Deaf and Dumb Old Trafford Old Trafford Manchester GMCA England
Manchester Arts Club Rooms Free Trade Hall South Street Manchester Manchester GMCA England
Lime Street Station Hotel (Architectural Competition) Liverpool Merseyside England
Manchester Wholesale Fish Market (Architectural Competition) Central Manchester GMCA England
New Workhouse Buildings Patricroft Workhouse (Architectural Competition) Patricroft Eccles GMCA England
Manchester and Liverpool District Bank, Fountain Place, Burslem Burslem Staffordshire England
Extension: Museum and Free Library, Peel Park Salford Peel Park Salford GMCA England
Constantine’s Baths, 23 Oxford Street, Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Langworthy Gallery, Peel Park Museum and Library, Crescent, Salford (Architectural Competition) Salford GMCA England