Thomas Bower

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Biddulph Grange
Sandbach Town Hall

Thomas Bower (1838–1919) was an English architect and surveyor based in Nantwich, Cheshire.[1] He worked in partnership with Ernest H. Edleston at the Nantwich firm, Bower & Edleston, which he founded in 1854.[2][3] He is particularly associated with the Gothic Revival style of architecture.[4]

In 1883, Bower was living at 140–142 Hospital Street in Nantwich.[5] In 1914, he and Edleston had offices at Bank Chambers on Churchyard Side in the town square.[6]

Works[edit]

Bower's buildings include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Church Plans Online: Bower, Thomas: b. 1838 - d. 1919 of Nantwich (accessed 20 February 2008)
  2. ^ a b Pevsner & Hubbard, p. 288
  3. ^ Bower Edleston Architects: Index (accessed 20 July 2010)
  4. ^ The Arts and Crafts Home: Gothic Revival Architecture (accessed 20 February 2008)
  5. ^ Hall, p. 53
  6. ^ Kelly's Directory (1914)
  7. ^ Pevsner & Hubbard, p. 249
  8. ^ Images of England: Church of St Phillip (accessed 20 February 2008)
  9. ^ Pevsner & Hubbard, p. 287
  10. ^ Images of England: Barclays Bank, 11 Churchyard Side (accessed 20 February 2008)
  11. ^ Nantwich Web: Nantwich Free Library (accessed 20 February 2008)
  12. ^ Pevsner & Hubbard, pp. 40, 331
  13. ^ Images of England: Town Hall and Market Hall (accessed 20 February 2008)
  14. ^ a b Pevsner & Hubbard, p. 191
  15. ^ Images of England: The Old Vicarage (accessed 20 February 2008)
  16. ^ Hospital Street Association: Combermere House: 148 Hospital Street (accessed 20 February 2008)
  17. ^ Newman & Pevsner, p. 468
  18. ^ Thorner.net: Biddulph Grange (accessed 20 February 2008)
  19. ^ Images of England: Crewe Hall (accessed 20 February 2008)
  20. ^ Images of England: Drinking Fountain (accessed 20 February 2008)

Sources[edit]

  • Hall J. A History of the Town and Parish of Nantwich, or Wich Malbank, in the County Palatine of Chester (2nd edn) (E. J. Morten; 1972) (ISBN 0-901598-24-0)
  • Newman J, Pevsner N. Shropshire (Yale University Press; 2006) (ISBN 0300120834)
  • Pevsner N, Hubbard E. The Buildings of England: Cheshire (Penguin; 1971) (ISBN 0 14 071042 6)