Basic Biographical Details

Name: Joseph Bickley
Designation: Builder
Born: 1835
Died: 1923
Bio Notes: Joseph Bickley was born in 1835. He was a builder who specialised in the design of real tennis courts and in decorative plasterwork. He designed courts at Moreton Morrell and Canford Hayling Island as well as at Troon. He ran his business from Seagrave Road, Fulham, London and patented a plaster formula which became the mainstay of indoor tennis and Real tennis courts throughout Britain and in the United States. The particular characteristic of the plaster was that it would withstand damp and condensation.

He faced bankruptcy proceedings when he was in his seventies. He died in 1923.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this builder:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Seagrove Road, London, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 262, Lillie Road, London, EnglandPrivate   

Buildings and Designs

This builder was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11905Lindisfarne and Real Tennis CourtTroon AyrshireScotlandSun Tennis Court

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this builder:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Hamilton, Richard (Sir)1973The Royal Game of Tennis   
Item 2 of 2https://content.historicengland.org.uk/images-books https://content.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/played-in-london-directory-sporting-assets-london