Walter Tittensor was baptized on 25 December 1818 at St Mary's church in Stafford, the eldest son of James and Harriet Tittensor. He married Mira Palmer on 22nd January 1844 at Stafford Registry Office. He was described as a schoolmaster and his residence was given as Tipping Street, Stafford.
By 1851 he had moved to Oldham and can be found living at Manchester Street, Oldham on the 1851 and 1861 census where he is described as an architect. He also appears in a number of trade directories, and appears on the Oldham burgess rolls as owner of a house. By 1871 he had moved to Moss Side, Manchester.
He is mentioned in the 1868 Architects Engineers & Building Trades Directory (listed in the Directory of British Architects 1834-1900) as follows: TITTENSOR Walter, Manchester St, Oldham. His works comprise the Oldham Corporation Baths, & the rebuilding of the Oldham Working Men's Hall; the Extension & Facade of the Oldham Victoria Market, & the enlarging & remodelling of the Saddleworth Union Workhouse; fireproof & other cotton & saw mills; church, schools, parsonage, villa & other domestic architecture.
His wife Myra died in 1872, and he married Catherine Gordon at Chorlton Registry Office on 29th November 1875. He was described as an architect's assistant and his residence given as 9 Lorne Street, Moss Side, Manchester. At the time of the 1881 census he was living at George Street, Moss Side, Manchester with wife Catherine and son Walter Harrison Tittensor (born 1871 in Boston, USA). By the time of the 1891 census he has moved to St Bees Street, Manchester where he again appears with Catherine and Walter Harrison. He appears in various trade directories in Manchester until 1900 when his wife Catherine died at 11 St Bees Street. By the time of the 1901 census he had moved back to Stafford and was living with his niece Ellen Dickenson at St Chad's Street where he died later that year.
Further information about the following
Oldham Corporation Baths. Oldham Victoria Market Hall. Saddleworth Union Workhouse. Werneth St Thomas church. Waterhead Church School, Oldham. Christchurch School, Oldham.
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