Basic Site Details

Name: Liverpool Cotton Exchange
City or county: Liverpool
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Liverpool Cotton Exchange.—Out of twenty-four sets of competitive plans for the new Liverpool Cotton Exchange, the design has been accepted of Messrs. Huon Matear and Frank Simon, architects, The Temple, Dale-street, Liverpool. Mr. Simon, who is a son of Principal Simon, till recently the head of the Congregational Theological Training Hall in Edinburgh, retired in November last from partnership with Mr A Hunter Crawford, president of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. The Exchange will be erected in Oldhall-street, and the total estimated cost of the building is about £150,000. [Building News 1 July 1904 page 10]

Cost: £220,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Old Hill StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31904 Competition results announced 
Item 2 of 319051906Build/construction 
Item 3 of 31967  Main elevation demolished


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 5Matear & Simon A19041906 
Item 2 of 5Frank Lewis Worthington Simon A19051906 
Item 3 of 5Huon Arthur Matear A19051906 
Item 4 of 5John Manuel (junior) A19051906As assistant to Matear & Simon
Item 5 of 5John Stuart Syme A19051905As assistant to Matear & Simon


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1905 part 2 p1
Item 2 of 3Pevsner, N (ed) South Lancashire (The Buildings of England)   
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News1 July 1904  p10 - competitions

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Manuel: L v25 no2022; John Stuart Syme: L v13 no858