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George Beardmore Ford
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George Beardmore Ford, architect and surveyor.
George Ford had his office in the Over House Chambers in Burslem, but lived with his father, William Ford, a builder, in Grange Terrace, Waterloo Road. Ford was an experienced architect who had designed several schools for the Burslem School Board, and produced plans for the Clowes Memorial Church completed in 1878. He was also surveyor and valuer to the Wolstanton and Burslem Poor Law Union, and to the Star and Talk o’ th' Hill Building Societies.
In 1878 Henry Meakin engaged Ford (when he was 44) to prepare a building plan for his estate.
George B Ford may have been the model for Osmond Orgreave, the architect, who featured in Arnold Bennett’s book, Clayhanger. In his book Bennett provided a detailed and on the whole an accurate description of the process of estate development in “Bleakridge” (Cobridge)
Dwelling: 200 Waterloo Road
Census Place: Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Marr | Age | Sex
|William FORD||W 70 M||Head||Biddulph, Cheshire||Brick Manufacturer|
|George B. FORD||47 M||Son||Burslem||Architect|
|Emma SLATER||W 42 F||Daur||Burslem|
|William F. SLATER||14 M||Grand Son||Chell||Scholar|
|Mabel SLATER||1 F||Grand Daur||Burslem|
|Janet SLATER||16 F||Grand Daur||Chell|
|Jane BARROW||20 F||Serv||Burslem||Servant Domestic|
|Mary LOCKETT||17 F||Serv||Burslem||Servant Domestic|