Road - The Italianate row of houses was built by Richard Harding
Watt from 1897 to about 1906. He lived in The Old Croft which was
built for him in 1895. He was NOT an architect but a Manchester
glove merchant so had to employ several to manage the technical work. plans etc. As a young man
he had travelled around the Mediterranean and this influenced his
The Gaskell Memorial Tower and Belle Époque dominate King
Street and at the Tatton Park end of the street there is more of
his work. ON Moorside there is Coronation Square.
For full information read a recent publication : A Window in Knutsford
by Matthew Hyde ( Isbn 1.902685-06-7 The Silk Press £12.95)
Steven Spielberg used Legh Road as a setting for Shanghai in '
Empire of the Sun'