- 1753-1960 (Creation)
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12.3 cubic metres
264 boxes, 673 rolls and 794 hanging folders
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The origins of the firm lie in the partnership of John Carr and Peter Atkinson in York in the late eighteenth century. Peter Atkinson’s son, also Peter, joined the practice as a partner in 1801.
After the deaths of Peter Atkinson Senior (in 1805) and John Carr (in 1807), and following unsuccessful partnerships with Matthew Philips and Richard Hey Sharp, Peter Atkinson Junior went into partnership with his eldest son, John Bonas Atkinson, in 1831. His younger son, William, joined as partner in 1837, and together with his brother established the firm as a significant architectural practice. They were later joined by James Demaine in 1874 and Walter Henry Brierley in 1885.
The work of Brierley made the name of the firm. Between 1885 and 1926 it was responsible for over 300 buildings, including churches, houses and civic buildings in York and across the North of England. These include Northallerton County Hall, Scarcroft School in York, and Goddards on Tadcaster Road, built for the Terry family in the 1920s.
The firm was continued by his partner from 1911, James Hervey Rutherford, with Brierley's place taken by John Stuart Syme, who later entered into partnership with John Keighley and Cecil and John Leckenby.
Today the firm lives on as Brierley Groom, an architectural practice still based in York.
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- Brierley, Walter Henry, 1862-1926, architect (Subject)
- Atkinson, Peter, 1729-1805, architect (Subject)
- Atkinson, Peter, 1776-1838, architect (Subject)
- Atkinson, John Bonas, 1807-1874, architect (Subject)
- Atkinson, William, 1810-1887, architect (Subject)
- Rutherford, James Harvey, 1874-1946, architect (Subject)
- Demaine, James, 1842-1911, architect (Subject)