Charles Trubshaw, Architect

Charles Trubshaw

Victorian Hotel and Railway Architect.
Charles Trubshaw, (1841 –  1917)

Charles was born in to an architectural family, the son of an architect also named Charles, who was to be the source of his primary education.  Charles Senior was the architect and surveyor to the county of Stafford.

Charles the younger was to achieve A.R.I.B.A status in 1865 employed by the LNWR until his appointment to the position of Architect, Northern Division of the Midland Railway in 1874.  His early work for the Midland include the new Skipton Station, opened April 30, 1876 which coincided with the opening of the Midland Railway’s Settle-Carlisle Line which made  Skipton a station on the London, St Pancreas to Glasgow main line.   Hellifield Station, opened on June 1, 1880 was also the work of Trubshaw.

In the late 1880’s he was given the job of designing the New Midland Station and Hotel in Bradford,  the directors of the Midland Railway Company must have been suitably impressed asTrubshaw’snext task was to design the Manchester Grand Hotel.  Both hotels were built to an incredibly high standard and remain today as testament to his timeless designs.