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EDGAR WOOD

Described as 'one of England's most original architects of the interesting period about 1900', Edgar Wood was to develop a reputation which went beyond national boundaries.

Wood was a native of Middleton and built many houses in the area, as well as the George and Dragon Hotel in Castleton. He was educated at Middleton Grammar School, and after training as an architect, set up practice at Middleton. Wood developed a style which was essentially medieval. He produced many drawings and sketches of Saint Leonard's Parish Church (copies of which can still be seen at Middleton Library).

He became a founder member of the Northern Art Workers Guild, an important advocate of the Arts and Crafts philosophy in the North West.

Wood developed a freedom of style based upon the medieval Gothic which encapsulated both traditional forms of construction and crafted fixtures and fittings all designed by his own hand.

For further information about Edgar Wood :-

http://uk.geocities.com/daviboar/edgar.html

http://manchesterhistory.net/edgarwood/bio.html

http://manchesterhistory.net/edgarwood/home.html