Wood, Edgar

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Wood, Edgar (1860–1935). English architect. He designed a great number of houses, churches, and schools, most of which incorporate Arts-and-Crafts and vernacular influences. Works include Halecroft, Hale Road, Hale, Ches., 37–9 Rochdale Road, Middleton, and Westdene, Archer Road, Middleton, Manchester (all 1890s). Some of his designs were noted by Muthesius. His First Church of Christ Scientist, Daisybank Road, Victoria Park, Manchester (1903), is an idiosyncratic free composition with a circular tower, buttresses, and inventive fenestration. With James Henry Sellers (1861–1954) he designed several important buildings, including Elm Street and Durnsford Street Schools, both in Middleton (1909–10).


A. S. Gray (1985);
Pevsner (ed.), Buildings of England, Cheshire (1971) and South Lancashire (1969)