Edgecroft sits on the east side of Manchester Road on the edge of the town of Heywood in Greater Manchester. Today it is a neighbour to a collection of newer homes, some of them quite substantial houses. Edgecroft is almost certainly the last building designed and built by Wood prior to his retirement to Italy.
It is a small house which
sits within a well planned garden, separated from
Manchester Road by a wall that incorporates wrought-iron
fences and gates. Two round-topped gates give access to
an area, between the wall and the house, that is
occupied by a rectangular lawn.
John H. G. Archer says of
Edgecroft that, "The arrangement is orderly, crisp and
attractive. The front entrance, wide and generous as
with all of Wood's houses, is set within a porch, also
semi-circular headed, maintaining the theme from the
entrance gateway and, by being open on a second side
facing south, it frames the view. The massing and
proportions of the house are absolutely distinctive,
without report to any affectation, and the authorship is