John and William Atkinson

The York-based architectural partnership of John and William Atkinson was responsible for many public and institutional buildings in the region. In the period from the 1830s to the 1860s they designed a number of union workhouses including:

Pateley Bridge union workhouse, 2000.
© Peter Higginbotham.


  • Dickens, AM (1976) The Architect and the Workhouse, Architectural review, CLX, No. 958, 345-52.
  • Morrison, Kathryn The Workhouse, English Heritage, 1999.
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