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William Flockton (1804-1864)

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Architect responsible for a number of buildings (especially churches) around Sheffield. His sons (Thomas James Flockton and Marcus Flockton) and grandson (Charles Burrows Flockton) carried on the family business with a number of various Flockton partnerships continuing into the 1920s...

Some buildings by William Flockton:

The Mount (1830)

Wesley College (1838)

Ecclesall Bierlow Union Workhouse (1844)

Kenwood Park (1845)

Aizlewood's Mill (1847)

Holy Trinity Church (1848)

Anglican Chapel at the Sheffield General Cemetery (1850)

as Flockton & Son:

Christ Church, Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield (1850)

Church of St Thomas, Brightside, Sheffield (1854)

St Matthew's Church, Sheffield (1855)

St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Sheffield (1855–56)

Church of St Stephen, Sheffield (1857)

Church of St. Thomas and St. James, Barnsley (1858)

Edited by Jeremy

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Some directory entries:

1833 (White's): William Flockton; Architect, joiner and builder; Devonshire Street

1841 (Pigot's): William Flockton; Architect; 93 Devonshire Street

1846 (Slater's): William Flockton; Architect; 29 Fargate

1849 (White's): William Flockton & Son; architects, surveyors & civil engineers; 3 Hartshead

1849 (White's): William Flockton; Architect, surveyor &c.; h. Spring Villa, 275 Glossop Road

1852 (White's): William Flockton & Son; architects and surveyors; Figtree Lane

1852 (White's): William Flockton; Architect &c.; h. Spring Villa, Glossop Road

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William Flockton and his son and business partner Thomas James Flockton in Odom's Hallamshire Worthies:

http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/i...ost&p=37729

obituary for Thomas James Flockton:

(From: Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Volume 7, 1900)

The late Thomas James Flockton

Mr. T. J. Flockton (of the firm of Messrs. Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton), whose death occurred on the 7th inst., in his seventy-fifth year, had been a Fellow of the Institute since 1888. The Hon. Secretary, in making the formal announcement to the Meeting last Monday, referred in appreciative terms to the long and fruitful career of the deceased, observing that Mr. Flockton was almost in himself an embodiment of Sheffield, for wherever one went in that city his hand was visible.

Mr. Flockton entered the office of his father, Mr. William Flockton, architect and surveyor, in 1837, at the age of thirteen, and was afterwards for a short time in the offices of Sir Gilbert Scott and Mr. John Johnson of London. He was engaged on railway work under Mr. John Fowler for some months. In the year 1845 he entered into partnership with his father, and ever since then was actively engaged in his profession until within a few days of his death. He erected, during his long career of sixty-two years' active work, no fewer than fifteen churches in and about the neighbourhood of Sheffield, and many of the banks and other important buildings of the town. He held for forty-one years the post of Surveyor to the Sheffield Church Burgesses, during which time the income of the Trust was raised from a comparatively small sum up to several thousands of pounds per annum, also the Surveyorship to the Town Trustees, Birley's Charity, Grammar School Trustees, and the Boys' and Girls' Charity Schools. He was for many years Consulting Surveyor to the Improvement Committee of the Sheffield Corporation. He designed the whole of the street improvements, and negotiated the greater part of the land purchases, amounting to about a quarter of a million of money.

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Household in 1851

Springfield House, Glossop Road

FLOCKTON, William; Head; Married; M; 47; Architect & Engineer; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

FLOCKTON, Mary; Wife; Married; F; 47; Wife Of Architect & Engineer; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

FLOCKTON, William Bradford; Son; Unmarried; M; 20; Architect & Engineer; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

FLOCKTON, Gertrude; Daughter; Unmarried; F; 19; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

FLOCKTON, Eliza; Daughter; Unmarried; F; 14; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

FLOCKTON, Annie; Daughter; Unmarried; F; 8; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

FLOCKTON, Charles; Son; Unmarried; M; 9; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

FLOCKTON, Lucy; Daughter; Unmarried; F; 6; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

BROADHURST, Mary Jane; Servant; Unmarried; F; 17; Female Servant; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

WEBSTER, Mary; Servant; Unmarried; F; 15; Female Servant; b. Dronfield, Derbyshire

LUCAS, Edward; Son-In-Law; Married; M; 26; Spindle Manufacturer; b. Dronfield, Derbyshire

LUCAS, Charlotte; Daughter; Married; F; 24; Wife Of Spindle Manufacturer; b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

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His family in 1861:

275 Glossop Road

William Flockton; Head; Married; 57; Architect & Surveyor; born Sheffield

Mary Flockton; Wife; Married; 57; ; born Sheffield

Marcus Flockton; Son; Unmarried; 22; Architect & Surveyor; born Sheffield

Charles Flockton; Son; Unmarried; 18; Engineer; born Sheffield

Annie Flockton; Daughter; Unmarried; 18; ; born Sheffield

Lucy M Flockton; Daughter; Unmarried; 16; ; born Sheffield

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Superb stuff, once again Jeremy.

Thank you on behalf of us all.

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Kenwood Park, Sheffield (1845)

From maps 226 and 267:

PictureSheffield:

http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-bin/pi...ff.refno=s05340

http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-bin/pi...ff.refno=s05342

The house (now a hotel) itself is not a listed building but the North Lodge (also probably by William Flockton) is:

http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/....aspx?id=456375

Now Kenwood Hall Hotel -- some history on their website:

http://www.kenwoodhallsheffield.com/history.htm

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From the flood claims archive:

Claim 5693

http://www2.shu.ac.uk/sfca/claimDetails.cfm?claim=7-5693

"The Claimants are the Trustees and Executors of the Will of William Flockton deceased, who died on the 28th day of September last and who at the time of the Inundation & henceforth to the time of his decease was the owner of six leasehold dwellinghouses and a Beerhouse situate in Mill Street (now Alma Street) Sheffield"

Any idea which beerhouse?

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I am very interested in the Flockton family. Do you or anyone else have more details. Thomas James Flockton was my great-great grandfather.

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I am very interested in the Flockton family. Do you or anyone else have more details. Thomas James Flockton was my great-great grandfather.

Welcome to the Forum!

I don't know if this adds anything you didn't know, it's from the latest Pevsner Guide for Sheffield.

Sheffield Architects.

Major commissions in 19th Century Sheffield were in the hands of a limited number of firms.Those associated with the Flockton & Hadfield families were the most prominent and included several generations. The broad stages of their development are set out below. Dates of changes in partnerships are approximate.

The Flockton firm: William Flockton (1804-64); 1845-9 Flockton, Lee & (Thomas James ) Flockton (1846-99); 1849-64 Flockton & Son; 1864-78 Flockton & (G.L.) Abbott (c. 1823-84); 1878-95 Flockton & (Edward Mitchell) Gibbs (1847-1935); 1895-9 Flockton, Gibbs & ( Charles Burrows) Flockton (1867-1945); 1899-1910 Gibbs & (C.B. ) Flockton; 1910-21 Gibbs, Flockton & (J.C.A.) Teather (1874-1957)

Experience outside Sheffield was less common, although T.J. Flockton & E.M. Gibbs had worked in London as assistants, Flockton to G.G. Scott c.1840. In 1887 the Sheffield Society of Architects was formed at the instigation of T.J. Flockton.

(If you haven't already it would be worth getting sight of a copy of this Pevsner (published 2004), there are numerous entries for the Flocktons and their work.)

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Welcome to the Forum!

I don't know if this adds anything you didn't know, it's from the latest Pevsner Guide for Sheffield.

Sheffield Architects.

Major commissions in 19th Century Sheffield were in the hands of a limited number of firms.Those associated with the Flockton & Hadfield families were the most prominent and included several generations. The broad stages of their development are set out below. Dates of changes in partnerships are approximate.

The Flockton firm: William Flockton (1804-64); 1845-9 Flockton, Lee & (Thomas James ) Flockton (1846-99); 1849-64 Flockton & Son; 1864-78 Flockton & (G.L.) Abbott (c. 1823-84); 1878-95 Flockton & (Edward Mitchell) Gibbs (1847-1935); 1895-9 Flockton, Gibbs & ( Charles Burrows) Flockton (1867-1945); 1899-1910 Gibbs & (C.B. ) Flockton; 1910-21 Gibbs, Flockton & (J.C.A.) Teather (1874-1957)

Experience outside Sheffield was less common, although T.J. Flockton & E.M. Gibbs had worked in London as assistants, Flockton to G.G. Scott c.1840. In 1887 the Sheffield Society of Architects was formed at the instigation of T.J. Flockton.

(If you haven't already it would be worth getting sight of a copy of this Pevsner (published 2004), there are numerous entries for the Flocktons and their work.)

Will try that thank you.

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