Basic Biographical Details

Name: Perkin & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1865
Ended: Mid 1870s
Bio Notes: William Perkin practised in Leeds, working in partnership with Elisha Backhouse from c.1839 until 1865. His son William Joshua Belton Perkin was articled to the practice and was taken into partnership after its dissolution in 1865, the practice title becoming Perkin & Son. Another son, Henry Perkin, was articled to the new partnership in the first year of its existence, and was taken into partnership himself in 1871. William Perkin died on 17 March 1874. Henry entered into partnership with George Bertram Bulmer, who had been a fellow apprentice in the family practice, three years later.

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 5William Joshua Belton Perkin1865 Partner 
Item 2 of 5George Bertram Bulmer18651870Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Henry Perkin18651871Apprentice 
Item 4 of 5William Perkin18651874Partner 
Item 5 of 5Henry Perkin1871Before 1877Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 11865City PoorhouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandThird premiated competition design (80 premium)


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.