Robert Walker

Place of Birth
Crossthwaite Cumberland

  • Birth date            1841/42 Crosthwaite, Westmorland or Wythburn Cumberland
  • Married                1868 to Agnes Ann Airey in 1868
  • Partnership           June 1903
  • Death date          16 June 1903 at Windermere.

Robert Walker was born in 1841 or 1842 at Crosthwaite, Westmorland or Wythburn Cumberland. He was articled to John Cunningham of Liverpool in 1862 before acting as a Clerk to the County Surveyor of Westmorland and as a Clerk of Works to a builder.  He commenced independent practice in Kendal and Windermere in 1877 and continued to work there on his own account for the next 25 years. For the most part commissions were in South Lakeland, but in later years a few commissions were also obtained in north Lancashire where he eventually opened an office in Lancaster. He was elected Fellow of the RIBA on 5 June 1893, proposed by RK Freeman, RF Vallance and E Day

On 12 June 1903 the British Architect published a notice that “Mr R Walker FRIBA of Windermere has taken into partnership his son Mr Frank H Walker and Mr James Carter, late of Darwen. The practice will be continued at Windermere under the style of Walker Carter and Walker.” A week later it was recorded “The death is announced of Mr Robert Walker FRIBA, Windermere, aged 62, who only a few days ago had taken into partnership his son Mr Frank H Walker and Mr James Carter.

1885        Kendal
1886        Public Buildings Windermere
1894        Main Road Windermere
1896        offices at Windermere and Lancaster
1897        Main Road Windermere
1902        Walker Carver & Walker Institute Buildings Windermere

1881        St Michaels Villa   Census Place Applethwaite, Westmorland,(census)
1885        The Ferns. Windermere
1894        “Sunnycote,” Langdale Terrace, Windermere

Obituary    British Architect 19 June 1903 Page 451
Obituary    RIBA Journal v10 1903 page 460
Obituary    Builder Obituary

Reference    British Architect 12 June 1903 Page 418
Reference    RIBA Directory of Architects
Reference    Harper: Architectural Competitions

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Carver Memorial Church Windermere   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Business Premises, Windermere, for W Leighton   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Baptist Chapel and School. Kirkby Stephen   Kirkby Stephen  Cumbria  England
Premises Bowness Bowness  Windermere  Cumbria  England
Masonic Temple Windermere   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Additions “Cleve How” Windermere   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Additions: Carnforth Co-operative Society Buildings   Carnforth  Lancashire  England
Parish Room Carnforth   Carnforth  Lancashire  England
Two Dwelling Houses Windermere   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Branch Bank of the Liverpool Bank Bowness Windermere Bowness  Windermere  Cumbria  England
Board School (1000 places) Marsh Lancaster Marsh  Lancaster  Lancashire  England
Additions to the Commercial Hotel Bowness Bowness  Windermere  Cumbria  England
Rebuilding Wordsworth's House (Old Rectory) Grasmere   Grasmere  Cumbria  England
Board School No 2 Lancaster   Lancaster  GMCA  England
Laundry The Crosses Windermere The Crosses  Windermere  Cumbria  England
Infectious Diseases Hospital Windermere   Windermere  Westmorland, Cumbria  England
Victoria Mills Kendal for E W Thomson & Company   Kendal  Cumbria  England
Seven Cottages Little Langdale for Buttermere Green Slate Company   Little Langdale  Cumbria  England
Country Residence Ravenstonedale   Ravenstonedale  Cumbria  England
Ibbotsholme Villa Windermere for James Wingley J P   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Netherfield Works Kendal   Kendal  Cumbria  England
“Cross Ways,” New Road, Windermere. (now Windermere Park Hotel)   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Business Premises Bowness for Thomas Harrison Bowness  Windermere  Cumbria  England
Girls' and Infants' Schools, Castle Street, Kendal   Kendal  Cumbria  England
Billiard Room and Library "Brunt How" Loughrigg Ambleside Loughrigg  Ambleside  Cumbria  England
Post Office Windermere for J Mudd   Windermere  Cumbria  England
British Schools Sedburgh   Sedburgh  Cumbria  England
Netherfield Works Kendal: Additions   Kendal  Cumbria  England
House for J Mudd. Windermere   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Catholic Church Windermere   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Institute Coniston   Coniston  Cumbria  England
Public Offices Windermere   Windermere  Cumbria  England
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Lake Road Bowness on Windermere, Bowness  Windermere  Westmorland, Cumbria  England
New Billiard Room and Winter Garden: "Eden Gate," Warcop, for Mrs Turner Warcop  Appleby-in-Westorland  Westmorland, Cumbria  England
Additions, Centenary Church, Lancaster   Lancaster  Lancashire  England
Residences, Windermere, for Thomas Harrison   Windermere  Cumbria  England


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Walker Carter and Walker Architectural practice 1903 Windermere