Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Barnet
Designation: Architect
Born: 1827
Died: 16 December 1904
Bio Notes: James Barnet was born in 1827 in Arbroath. He trained in England, being a pupil of Charles James Richardson and in the office of Richard Suter. He emigrated to Sydney Australia in 1849 and worked as Clerk of Works to the University Buildings there under Thomas Blacket. He was elected FRIBA on 18 January 1886, his proposers being A Cates, C Barry and J M Anderson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 23, Verulam Buildings, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1855After 1856 
Item 2 of 2Sydney, AustraliaPrivate/business1886 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Charles James Richardson  Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Richard Suter  Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Macvicar Anderson18 January 1886for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Charles Barry (junior)18 January 1886for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Arthur Cates18 January 1886for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Curl, James Stevens1980A celebration of death London: Constable 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v7 p121 (microfiche 99/D3