Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Perkin
Designation: Architect
Died: 17 March 1874
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 three years later.

Private and Business Addresses

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

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2William Perkin and Elisha Backhousec. 18391865Partner 
Item 2 of 2Perkin & Son18651874Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914