Peter Atkinson (architect, baptised 1780)

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Peter Atkinson (baptised 1780 – 1843) was an English architect.[1]

Atkinson was educated in his profession by his father, Peter Atkinson (1735–1805). In 1801, he became his father's partner, and after his father died, he took over the business in 1805 and Matthew Phillips (c. 1781–1825) became his partner until 1819. A former pupil, Richard Hey Sharp, (1793–1853) succeeded Phillips until 1827, after which Atkinson's sons, John Bownas Atkinson (1807–1874) and William Atkinson (1811–1886) assisted their father.

Among Atkinson's surviving works are:

  • Rectory at Middleton on the Wolds, Yorkshire, c. 1810
  • Council Chamber at York Guildhall 1810–1811.[2]
  • The new Ouse Bridge over the River Ouse, begun in 1810, finished in 1820.
  • The new Foss Bridge, which joins the streets of Fossgate and Walmgate over the River Foss in the city of York, 1811–1812.[3]
  • Fishergate House, 1837, for Thomas Laycock, J.P. and his wife Elizabeth (not to be confused with the doctor Thomas Laycock, who lived in York at the same time

For many years Atkinson had been a steward and surveyor to the corporation of York. He erected many churches in the service of the church commissioners. During the last years of his life he resided abroad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atkinson, Peter (bap. 1780, d. 1843)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/854.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "The Guildhall". An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1981. pp. 76–81. Retrieved 8 February 2017 – via British History Online.
  3. ^ "Report". An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1981. pp. xxv–xxx. Retrieved 8 February 2017 – via British History Online.

2. Howard Colvin: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600–1840 (4th ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press. 2008 [1954]. ISBN 978-0-300-12508-5.