William Atkinson

Name
William Atkinson
Birth and death
1774 - 1839
Occupation
Profession details
Architect
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Author
Alistair Grant

William Atkinson (1774/5-1839), architect. Began his career as an architect around 1800 and completed almost fifty commissions, including, most notably, between 1804 and 1834 about a dozen or so major country houses, which were built or remodelled to his designs in the Gothic or castellated style, including: Chequers in Buckinghamshire (1823), the Gothic reconstruction of Scone Palace (1803-12), and Abbotsford (1816-23) for Sir Walter Scott. He bought the 170-acre estate at Silvermere around 1830, and built a house. He died there on 22nd May 1839, and was buried in Walton-on-Thames.

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