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Pilkington, William (1758–1848). English architect, a pupil and assistant of Sir Robert Taylor. He supervised the building of Taylor's design for the Council House, Salisbury, Wilts. (1788–95), and then a number of houses in Neo-Classical and Tudor styles. His buildings included Otterden Place, Kent (1802—Tudor), Clermont Lodge (now Hall), Norfolk (1812), and Calverton Church, Bucks. (1818–24—Gothic, with Neo-Norman tower). His younger son, Redmond William Pilkington (1789–1844), succeeded his father as Surveyor to the Charterhouse, London, where he built the Preacher's and Pensioners' Courts (1825–30), to the designs of which Blore contributed.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)