Archive centreKendal
ReferenceWDB 85
TitleWalker, Carter and Walker, Architects of Windermere
DescriptionPlans and elevations of private dwellings, commercial premises and public buildings in South Cumbria
Extent107 rolls of plans
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ContextThe business was established by Robert Walker, who set up the practice
firstly in Kendal and then Windermere in the 1870s. Walker gained his early
experience as Clerk of Works and was later elected a Fellow the Royal
Institute of British Architects in 1893. Walker's business was very
successful and his designes included the Carver Congregational Church
1880, and St Herbert's Catholic church, 1884, both in Windermere. In
1898 he was appointed architect by Windermere Urban District Council
for their public offices. In 1903 Robert Walker's son Frank Hugh Walker
and James Carter joined the firm. During this period the firm's work
included Grizedal Hall in Lancashire, now demolished. It appears that
the firm was taken over by Stables and Gilchrist architects of
Windermere. It is thought that Gordon Stables, one of the firm's
partners, trained with Walker, Carter and Walker
ArrangementThese plans have been left in their original rolls, which have been numbered and listed in a chronological order, with undated items at the end.
Catalogue levelFonds
Subject termsarchitects
house design
architectural design
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