Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Witlam Atkinson
Designation: Architect
Born: 6 March 1799
Died: 13 August 1861
Bio Notes: Thomas Witlam Atkinson was born in Cawthorne, South Yorkshire on 6 March 1799. He would appear to have trained as a mason or stone carver. He later turned to architecture and practised in London and Manchester. Subsequently he travelled widely in Asia, his obituarist remarking 'Atkinson displayed in the course of his wanderings, great power of endurance and much address; so that his works have added important particulars in the knowledge of Russia in Asia including the River Amoor and the confines of Chinese Tartary'.

Atkinson died in Lower Walmer, Kent on 13 August 1861.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1830After 1842 
Item 2 of 2Manchester, EnglandBusiness1840 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2John Edgar GreganAfter 1828c. 1833(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2John Edgar Greganc. 1833(?)1840Assistant 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 August 1861XIX Page 590 (obituary)
Item 2 of 2The Times2 September 1861  Page 10 Col. 2 (Obituary)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009