Joseph T. Parkinson

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Joseph T. Parkinson (?1782 - May 1855, London) was an English architect. He was the son of James Parkinson. Apprenticed first to William Pilkington, next he became a member of James Burton's Loyal British Artificers, working for refugees from revolutionary France, before designing a castellated house for Burton's personal residence. He then converted his father's Blackfriars Rotunda building, adding a new chemical laboratory and library for its use by the Surrey Institution from 1808.

He was later surveyor to the Union Fire Assurance Company and also district surveyor of Westminster. He is buried in Kensal Green cemetery.


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