HARRISON, Thomas
(b. 1744, Richmond, d. 1829, Chester)

Biography

English architect and engineer, often called Harrison of Chester. He studied at Rome several years, and received there a gold and a silver medal for certain designs. After his return home he resided in Chester, where he built the castle, and a fine bridge over the Dee. He was also the architect of the Athenaeum in Liverpool, of the exchange and Theatre in Manchester, and of other public buildings.