Joseph T. Parkinson

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Joseph T. Parkinson (1783 - May 1855, London) was an English architect.

He was the son of land agent and museum proprietor James Parkinson. He was articled to William Pilkington. He was a member of James Burton's volunteers, the Loyal British Artificers (formed in 1804), working for refugees from revolutionary France, and in 1805 designed a castellated house for Burton's personal residence (Mabledon Park, near Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent).[1]

House of Rotherfield Park

He converted his father's Blackfriars Rotunda building, adding a new chemical laboratory and library for its use by the Surrey Institution from 1808. In 1811 he laid out London's Bryanston Square[2] and designed houses in nearby Montagu Square.[3] He was subsequently commissoned to design a new mansion at Rotherfield Park, near Winchester from 1815.[4] Between 1822 and 1830 he supervised the reconstruction of parts of Magdalen College, Oxford,[5] and in 1831, he directed the rebuilding of the body of Streatham's St Leonard's Parish Church.[6]

His pupils included John Raphael Rodrigues Brandon, Thomas Hayter Lewis,[7] and George Ledwell Taylor.

He was later surveyor to the Union Fire Assurance Company and also district surveyor of Westminster. He is buried in Kensal Green cemetery.


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  2. ^ "Bryanston Square". London Gardens Online. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "34 Montagu Square". This Day in Music. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rotherfield Park, Winchester, England". Parks and Gardens UK. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Joseph Parkinson - Summary". Parks and Gardens UK. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Saint Leonard, Streatham: Streatham High Road, Lambeth". AIM25. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Thomas Hayter Lewis". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 19 June 2016.