Walter Pott

Place of Birth
Leeds London

  • Born:     1864 at Macclesfield
  • Marriage : 15 May 1894 to Alice Maud Hill daughter of Henry Cheetham Hill
  • Died:     24 September 1937 at St. Leonards-on-Sea

Walter Pott was born in 1864 at Macclesfield, Cheshire, the son of Amos Pott, innkeeper. By 1867 the family had moved to Staley, Cheshire, (Stalybridge). He commenced work for H M Office of Works in 1886 working in the London and Leeds offices.  From 1914 until his retirement in 1920 he was Principal Architect. Before the outbreak of the First World War, his work was mainly connected with Post Office buildings in England and Wales. These include:

Bangor Post Office; Birkenhead Post Office; Bishop Auckland Post Office; Blyth Post Office; Bradford Post Office extension; Buxton Post Office; Dewsbury Post Office; Heaton Post Office, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Hull Post Office (1909); Leeds Post Office additions; Leeds (Woodhouse Street) Post Office; Malton Post Office; Newcastle-upon-Tyne Post Office enlargement; Rotherham Post Office; Scarborough Post Office; Sheffield Post Office; Warrington Post Office; Wrexham Post Office extension.

Walter Pott died on 24 September 1937 at St Leonards. He was survived by his widow, Alice Maud.

Obituary:             Builder, 1 Oct 1937, p. 577
Obituary              RIBA Journal 6 December 1937 v45 page 154