Willam Walker

Place of Birth
Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Birth date            1824 at Tetbury Gloucestershire
  • Marriage              June 1860 to Charlotte Mary Davies at St Pancras New Church, London
  • Death date          1881-1891

William Walker was born in Tetbury Gloucestershire in 1824-5, and arrived in Manchester in 1853. It is assumed that he was the Walker recorded in two short-lived partnerships with Henry Charles Watts (qv) in 1854-56 and with Thomas Holmes of Bury (qv) from 1858.  Holmes appears to have died about 1859. Holmes and Walker are not listed in 1858 Post Office Directory. Although he continued to style himself architect in census returns until 1881, his known commissions end in the mis-1860s.

In June 1860, William Walker, architect, Manchester, married to Charlotte Mary, second daughter of John Davies C E of Laurel Grove, Lower Broughton, Manchester at St Pancras New Church, London. The marriage produced two daughters and one son. William Walker died between the census of 1881 and that of 1891, when the widowed Charlotte is recorded as a music teacher.

1858        T Holmes, architect, 34, St Ann’s Street Manchester (MG 30 March 1858)
1858        Holmes and Walker 34, St Ann’s Street Manchester (Manchester Guardian)
1860        34, St Ann’s Street Manchester
1861        34, St Ann’s Street Manchester
1863        34, St Ann’s Street Manchester

1855        41 Princess Street, Manchester
1858        William Walker, architect, Gorton (MG 26 Oct 1858 page 3)
1861        3 Elviston Place, Chorlton Road, Stretford
1863        3 Elviston Place, Chorlton Road, Stretford. (Directory)
1871-1872    Crumpsall
1881        Moss Lane Chorlton-cum-Hardy



Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Holmes and Walker Architectural practice 1857 1859 Manchester
Watts and Walker 1854 1856 Manchester