Basic Biographical Details

Name: Matthew Ellison Hadfield
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 September 1812
Died: 9 March 1885
Bio Notes: Matthew Ellison Hadfield was born on 8 September 1812. He trained in the offices of Woodhead & Hurst and commenced independent practice in Sheffield in 1838, in partnership with John Gray Weightman. An apprentice, George Goldie was taken into partnership on completion of his articles in 1850 or 1851. Weightman practised alone from 1858, Hadfield and Goldie continuing in partnership in Sheffield and London for a further two years.

Hadfield took his son Charles Hadfield into partnership in 1865. He died on 9 March 1885; his son continued the practice, and was later joined in partnership by his grandson Charles Matthew Ellison Hadfield.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandBusinessBefore 18381885 
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusiness18581860 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Weightman & Hadfield18381858Partner 
Item 2 of 3Hadfield & Goldie18581860Partner 
Item 3 of 3M E Hadfield & Son18651885(?)Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31856St Mary's RC Church and presbyteryLanark LanarkshireScotlandChurch - also marble altar
Item 2 of 31859St Mary's RC SchoolLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31879Kenmure CastleNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandWest range remodelled


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914