Basic Site Details

Name: Chepstow House
City or county: Manchester
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Chepstow House was built for Sam Mendel, one of the best known figures of his day on the Manchester Cotton Exchange. An entrepreneur and speculator, he dealt on an unprecedented scale, buying huge quantities of cloth and often holding futures contracts for months ahead, thus cornering whole sections of the market. Soon after this palatial new warehouse was completed Mendelís business failed spectacularly. Mendelís home, Manley Hall, a palatial Italianate house in Whalley Range, Manchester, was also sold with the collapse of his business and the contents, including a vast art collection was sold in a sale lasting 21 days in March 1875.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1House  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Speakman & CharlesworthArchitectural practiceA18701874Completed by Speakman Son & Hickson which was the successor to the firm Speakman & Charlesworth.
Item 2 of 2Walter Wood RobertsonArchitectAc. 1870 May have assisted on this job


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder4 April 1874  p288
Item 2 of 2The Critic15 June 1872  p259

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent October 2009