Thomas Dickson

Place of Birth

  • Born                      1812 Scotland
  • Married                1849 Jane Helen Renton at Musselburgh, Scotland
  • Died                       Unknown

Thomas Dickson was born in Scotland but moved to Manchester where he acted as resident architect at Worsley New Hall for E Blore (qv).  By April 1843 he had joined Richard Tattersall in partnership. In 1842 Richard Tattersall had obtained what was to prove his last commission, the Moral and Industrial Schools at Swinton a massive undertaking for the Manchester Board of Guardians. Work the Moral and Industrial Schools was to prove too great a strain on Richard Tatterhall’s health and he was to die in confinement in 1844. Dickson then took William Hayward Brakspear, into partnership and together they completed the work. The partnership with Brakspear was dissolved on 31 December 1849 after which Dickson worked alone for the next two years. He last appears in the Manchester directory of 1853.

 Note: Reference to Thomas Dickson architect for the Worcester Engine Works (1864) in Listing Notice and Pevsner Worcestershire. No further biographical information found.

1846        Dickson & Brakspear 18 Faulkner Street Manchester
1848        Dickson & Brakspear 18 Faulkner Street Manchester
1850        Thomas Dickson 5 Town Hall buildings, King Street
1853        Thomas Dickson 5 Town Hall buildings, King Street

1841        Worsley Manchester
1850        12 Burlington Street Chorlton-on-Medlock
1853        17 Elizabeth Street Cheetham



Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Dickson and Brakspear Architectural practice 1845 1849 Manchester
Tattersall and Dickson Architectural practice 1843 1844 Manchester