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Jean McClennon
United Kingdom
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:29
Daisy Croft, High Street
Does anyone have any details about who designed and built the row of houses known as Daisy Croft?
Robin Longbottom
Friday, March 3, 2017 06:42
The architect was probably Samuel Jackson who practiced out of Farfield Chambers, Kirkgate, Bradford. He was notably awarded 3rd prize in the competition to design Bradford Town Hall in 1869. John William Hartley employed him to rebuild and redesign many of the farm houses and buildings in Sutton. He may well have been the architect for Sutton Hall. I have the plans for the work that Jackson did at Knowle Court, off Ellers when it was redesigned in 1892.

Daisy Croft replaced a row of old cottages that fronted straight onto High Street. Two cottages that John Willie was unable to buy still exist between Daisy Croft and Rosewood Square.
Robin Longbottom
Friday, March 3, 2017 08:37
Correction to my previous mail - Samuel Jackson & Son, Architects, valuers & Engineers were at Tanfield Chambers in Bradford, not Farfield. The firm designed houses, industrial buildings, municipal buildings and churches throughout Bradford and the surrounding area.
Jayne Peckover
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 21:20
Hi Robin,

Thank you for this. I'm thinking about writing my undergraduate dissertation on the building programme that JWH initiated in the village. Please would it be possible for me to look at your material?
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 22:39
Whilst on the topic of Daisy Croft I have a quick question.

The 1901 census shows the Haggas family living at 23, High St. The 1911 census shows the Haggas family living at 23, Daisy Croft. I'm guessing that these are one and the same address. Is anyone able to verify? Thanks :-)

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