Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 814. Thomas Charles Tinkler, second son of Joseph George Tinkler, silk mercer, of 22 Old Bond Street, London, and his wife Cecilia, was christened in the church of St Clement Danes, Westminster, on 9 January 1824.(1) He is already described as 'architect' in the English census of 1841. In 1849 he prepared plans for a fishing and industrial settlement for boys at Belmullet, Co. Mayo.(2) A perspective view was published in The Builder in February 1851(3) and in the same year he prepared six lithographs of Roman antiquities which were published for sale in aid of the scheme.(4) The 'approved' design was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1854,(5) but the settlement does not appear to have materialized, presumably through lack of funds. In September 1857 a notice in The Builder announced that Tinkler's 'young and struggling life' had been brought to a premature end by a 'long and painful illness' and appealed for subscriptions to support his widow and two children.



(1) www.familysearch.org.
(2) B 7, 18 Aug 1849, 388.
(3) B 9, 8 Feb 1851, 94(illus.).
(4) See note 3, above, and Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 15 (Nov 1852), 389.
(5) No. 1230.

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Date: 1849-1854
Nature: Proposed settlement comprising schoolroom, dormitories, kitchen, dining hall, master and paid superintendant's house, outhouses &c. Design exh. RA 1854.
Refs: B 7, 18 Aug 1849, 388; 9, 8 Feb 1851, 94(illus.); RA 1854, no. 1230;  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 17(Jul 1854), 253(illus.).