Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bateman & Corson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1848
Ended: 1849
Bio Notes: Edward La Trobe Bateman was born on 8 January 1816, the son of John Bateman, a financially unsuccessful inventor (described in Edward's baptismal record as 'manufacturer') and his wife Mary Agnes, daughter of Benjamin La Trobe, Moravian missionary and granddaughter of Benjamin La Trobe Senior (1728-86), head of the Moravian congregation in England: the English-American architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe [sic] and the English-German composer John Frederick La Trobe were her uncles. Edward and his brothers and sister were all baptised in Lower Wyke Moravian Church, West Yorlshire. He was to become a very distinguished water engineer, responsible for Glasgow's Loch Katrine scheme in 1852-9. A third brother, Henry, was a hymnologist. They were educated at Moravian schools.

Edward La Trobe Bateman entered into partnership with William Reid Corson in Leeds c.1848, both partners having spent a period working for Owen Jones on Little Woodhouse in 1847. Corson had been born in Dumfries c.1825, the second son of James Corson, Provost in Dumfries 1831-33. He was articled to Walter Newall of Dumfries, but by the mid-1840s he had moved to Leeds. In 1849 Bateman and Corson were joined by Corson's brother George, but shortly thereafter Bateman left Leeds leaving the Corsons in charge of the office.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Leeds, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3William Reid Corsonc. 18481849Partner 
Item 2 of 3Edward La Trobe Batemanc. 18481849Partner 
Item 3 of 3George Corson18491849Assistant 


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