Mangnall and Littlewoods

Architectural practice

Following the death of William Mangnall in 1868 John Littlewood continued the practice alone under the name of Mangnall and Littlewood until 1874 when he took his brother, William Henry Littlewood into partnership under the style of Mangnall and Littlewoods.

This subtle change in name from singular to plural was lost on many, including members of the contemporary press. It has also been widely but erroneously assumed that William Mangnall’s son, also William, was somehow able to “inherit” his father’s role in the partnership. This never happened as was made clear in a notice published on the front page of the Manchester Courier on 11 July 1887 reading: The WILLIAM MANGNALL, architect, of Wellington-road, Fallowfield, whose bankruptcy was announced in the Courier of the 9th instant, has NO CONNECTION whatever with our firm. MANGNALL & LITTLEWOODS, architects, 29, Brown Street.

As Mangnall and Littlewoods The brothers carried out many designs for public buildings, and obtained first premiums in a number of architectural competitions including the first prize of £500 for their design for Manchester Corporation Gasworks in Bradford Road in 1878, the Campfield Markets, the Salford Corporation baths at Broughton and Regent Road, the new schools and homes for the Chorlton Union Board of Guardians Withington, and other public institutions. Later Mangnall and Littlewoods became conspicuous the erection of piers and concert pavilions health resorts. Morecambe Pier and Concert Pavilion and the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool are instances their art and skill in this direction.

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
New wing Imperial Hotel Blackpool Claremont Park Blackpool Lancashire England
Alterations: St John’s Church Holmfirth Holmfirth Yokshire England
New Wing: Victoria Hotel Southport Southport Lancashire England
Manchester Baths and Washhouses New Islington (Architectural competition) 2 New Islington Manchester GMCA England
Extension: Fish Market, Manchester Shudehill Manchester GMCA England
Campfield Market, Knott Mill Knott Mill Manchester GMCA England
Upper Campfield Market, Liverpool Road Knott Mill Manchester GMCA England
Lower Campfield Market, Liverpool Road Knott Mill Manchester GMCA England
Manchester Corporation Gas Works. Bradford Road Bradford-cum-Beswick Manchester GMCA England
Railway Sidings and Cannel (Coal) Stores. Gas Works Bradford Road, Manchester Bradford-cum-Beswick Manchester GMCA England
Cottage School Houses for 300 children, Withington Workhouse Manchester GMCA England
Entrance Gates and Railings to New Schools Chorlton Workhouse Withington Manchester GMCA England
Household Stores Association, 42-44 King Street West (Kings Building) Central Manchester GMCA England
Chorlton Poor Law Guardians Offices Ormond Street- Cavendish Street All Saints Manchester GMCA England
Premises, Spring Gardens and Market Street Manchester Manchester GMCA England
Palace Hotel and Hydropathic Establishment, Birkdale, Southport. Birkdale Southport Merseyside England
Board School, Derby Street,. Rochdale Rochdale GMCA England
Public Baths, Frederick Road, Pendleton (Architectural Competition) Pendleton Salford GMCA England
Upper Jackson Street Schools, Manchester (Architectural Competition) Manchester GMCA England
Shops, Union Street, Oldham Oldham GMCA England
Wholesale Veal Market Water Street Manchester Manchester GMCA England
Presbyterian Church, Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range Whalley Range Manchester GMCA England
Congregational Mission Hall Tatton Street Hulme Hulme Manchester GMCA England
Creg Malin Hotel, Promenade, Peel, Isle of Man Peel Isle of Man
Iron Castings Smithfield Market Shudehill Manchester GMCA England
New Workshops and Dormitories, Chorlton Union Workhouse, Withington Withington Manchester GMCA England
New sheds and Stone-yard. Workhouse Withington Withington Manchester GMCA England
New Mortuary, Union Workhouse, Withington Withington Manchester GMCA England
Temporary Covered Arena, Manchester Racecourse, New Barnes, Salford New Barnes Salford GMCA England
New Workhouse for Barton Union, Patricroft Patricroft Eccles GMCA England
Regent Road Public Baths, Regent Road/Derby Street, Salford Salford GMCA England
Broughton Baths Great Clowes Street, Salford Lower Broughton Salford GMCA England
Swimming Baths. Bacup (Architectural Competition) Bacup Rossendale Lancashire England
Liberal Club, 10 Burnley Road, Bacup Bacup Lancashire England
Conversion and Alterations of the Spread Eagle Hotel, Smithfield Market Shudehill Manchester GMCA England
Out-patients' Wing Women and Children's Hospital Park Place, Cheetham Hill Road Cheetham Manchester GMCA England
Artisans Dwellings Salford Architectural Competition) Salford GMCA England
North Shore Works Claremont Park Blackpool - Competition Claremont Park Blackpool Lancashire England
Proposed Extensions: Union Workhouse Leigh Road, Leigh Leigh GMCA England
West End Pier and Pavilion Morecambe Morecambe Lancashire England
Empress Ballroom and Lounge Blackpool Winter Gardens Blackpool Lancashire England
The Big Wheel. Winter Gardens, Blackpool Blackpool Lancashire England
Hotel Metropole Blackpool (Prospectus) Blackpool Lancashire England
Proposed Real Ice Skating Rink, Oxford Street, Manchester.(Prospectus) Central Manchester GMCA England
Victoria Pavilion, Winter Gardens. Marine Road Central. Morecambe Morecambe Lancashire England
Widening: Central Pier, Morecambe Morecambe Lancashire England
Concert Pavilion on new Pier Extension. Morecambe Morecambe Lancashire England
Hotel Metropole. Morecambe Morecambe Lancashire England
Victoria Pier and Pavilion at Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay Clwyd Wales
New Racecourse Buildings. Haydock Park, Newton-le-Willows Haydock Newton-le-Willows Merseyside England
New Workhouse. New Cross, Wednesfield (Architectural Competition) Wednesfield Wolverhampton West Midlands England
Business Premises, Church Street and Victoria Street Blackburn Blackburn Lancashire England
Hull Library (Architectural Competition) Hull Yokshire England
Hooton Park Racecourse, near Ellesmere Port Ellesmere Port Wirral Merseyside England
New Stands, Roodee Racecourse, Chester Roodee Chester Cheshire England
Grand Hotel, New Spa Theatre, and Pier, Bridlington Bridlington Yokshire England
Extension Stockport Union Workhouse Stockport GMCA England
New Racecourse Ripon Ripon Yokshire England
Pier and Pavilion Bridlington Bridlington Yokshire England
Grandstand, Blackhall Racecourse, Carlisle (Architectural Competition) Carlisle Cumbria England
Opera House; Winter Gardens, Blackpool Blackpool Lancashire England
Tramway Offices and Baths Liverpool (Architectural Competition) Liverpool Merseyside England
Ayr Pavilion and Concert Hall, Low Green, Ayr (Architectural Competition) Low Green Ayr Ayrshire Scotland
Pier Colwyn Bay (Phase 2) Colwyn Bay Clwyd England
Grandstand and County Stand: Stockton-on-Tees Racecourse Stockton-on-Tees Co Durham England
New Stands: Catterick Bridge Racecourse Catterick Bridge Catterick Yokshire England
Grand Pavilion and Café, Prince’s Parade, Bridlington Bridlington Yokshire England
Pavilion Weymouth Weymouth Dorset England
Exchange Arcade Buildings, Deansgate and St. Mary’s Gate, Manchester Central Manchester GMCA England
Vagrants' and Probationers’ Wards, Lodge, etc., New Workhouse, Patricroft Patricroft Eccles GMCA England
Maden Public Baths, Rochdale Road, Bacup Bacup Rossendale Lancashire England
Extension to Manchester Smithfield Market, Oak Street Manchester GMCA England
Stretford Local Board Offices, Architectural Competition Old Trafford Trafford GMCA England