The Victorian Society has launched a Biographical Dictionary of the Architects of Greater Manchester 1800 – 1940 database, as ‘a work in progress’, with ‘comments and corrections welcome’.
The Victorian Society writes:
Created under the auspices of the Manchester Group of the Victorian Society, the Dictionary of Greater Manchester Architects (DGMA) is a database providing biographical information and details of commissions awarded for all architects known to have been born, trained, lived, or worked in Greater Manchester between 1800 and 1940.
The resource is searchable by name or location of architect, practice, or building. Architects based in the Greater Manchester area have their known works catalogued as fully as possible; Details of architects based elsewhere in the United Kingdom are included insofar as their commissions relate to the Greater Manchester area.
Likewise, the works of architects who were born or trained in Manchester but practiced elsewhere in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the USA are less comprehensively catalogued The DGMA does not claim to be definitive, nor does it attempt to make value judgments. Its purpose has been to assemble known published data in a searchable form easily available to all and to provide a key to further research. DGMA is a work in progress and additional biographical information is being added. Comments and corrections are welcome.