Arkholme - 1 Towncroft Avenue - Middleton

The actual date for Arkholme's construction is unknown but the plaque on its exterior claims it was completed in 1901 . In the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society booklet on "Edgar Wood (1860 - 1935) A Manchester 'Art Nouveau' Architect" (vol 73-4 1963-4), that Archer authored, he says that Arkholme was built for the photographer, Charles Jackson, the brother of Wood's friend the artist, Fred. W. Jackson.  Archer adds, "The house is of moderate size and is notable for an exceptionally large window, framed in timber and load bearing. Much of the interior detail has now been changed."


The images below were generously donated by Bob Pedley.

Bob remembers when there were tennis courts on the land behind the house. He thinks that they may have belonged to Arkholme. Today this land is occupied by about twenty-two garages (see below).