Architect: George Wilkinson

George Wilkinson: Building On The Stones Of Ireland

George Wilkinson: Building On The Stones Of Ireland

By William Taylor

George Wilkinson (1813/4–1890) was an English architect employed by the Poor Law Commissioners in 1839 to facilitate the construction of workhouses throughout Ireland in response to growing numbers of homeless poor. While historians have written of the Poor Laws and the workhouses, Wilkinson’s contribution to both merits further study in… Read More