Basic Biographical Details

Name: G Noel Hill
Designation: Architect
Born: 1893
Died: 1985
Bio Notes: Described by Manchester City News in 1938 as "young, tall and bespectacled," George Noel Hill FRIBA MTPI was only the second City Architect of Manchester, succeeding Henry Price on his retirement in August 1932. He was born in Liverpool and was educated at the King William’s College in the Isle of Man, from where he went to the Liverpool University School of Architecture. Between 1912 and 1926 he held posts with three private firms in Liverpool and served in the First World War from 1914 to 1919.

In 1926 he became senior assistant in the City Architect’s Department at Liverpool, and two years later he went to Leicester as chief architectural assistant to the Leicester Corporation Surveyor’s Department, a position which he held until 1932 when he was appointed City Architect of Manchester. While in Leicester he designed the new City Police Headquarters and additions to the Town Hall which included a new Council Chamber and a new suite for the Lord Mayor.

As Manchester City Architect he designed a new police headquarters in Bootle Street and was involved with the development of Wythenshawe, and the scheme for a new Central Reference Library and Town Hall Extension (architect Vincent Harris)

In June 1945 he was appointed to the post of Lancashire County Architect, retiring in 1958.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, EnglandBusiness19321945City Architect
Item 2 of 2County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, EnglandBusiness19451958County Architect

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Leonard Cecil Howitt19371945Deputy ArchitectExcluding war service


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Thomas Duffy9 July 1946for Fellowship

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 11948Ashton and Lea County Primary SchoolPreston LancashireEnglandLancashire County Architect


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Manchester Guardian9 June 1945  p6
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalFebruary 1986vol 93 no 2London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp89 - obituary.