Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward Cratney
Designation: Architect
Born: 25 January 1882
Died: 1 December 1916
Bio Notes: Edward Cratney [who erroneously appears in some sources as Gatney and in others as Grantney] was born in Willington Quay 25 January 1882. He was articled to Stephen Piper in 1896, moving to the practice of Hicks & Charlewood in 1898. He commenced independent practice in 1904 in Willington Quay but with an office in Newcastle as well which he retained for most of his working life. He appears to have formed a partnership with ____ Davidson [possibly J L Davidson] from 1904 and together they successfully competed for the design of the Carnegie Libraries in Sunderland. He was successful in a number of other competitions in Northumberland and was an entrant in many more. He had a special interest in housing and designed furnishings as well as buildings. He was a very active architect and achieved much in his short working life.

Cratney was admitted LRIBA and FRIBA in 1915. He died after a period of ill-health on 1 December 1916. He was unmarried.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Willington Quay, Northumberland, EnglandBusiness1904  
Item 2 of 3Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, EnglandBusiness1904  
Item 3 of 3Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland, EnglandBusinessBefore 1910After 1914 

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 2Stephen Piper1896 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Hicks & Charlewood1898 Apprentice 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Andrew Grant19101910Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11914Cottage, 65 Harburn RoadWest Calder MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder15 December 1916  p111 Obituary
Item 2 of 3RIBA Journal24 February 1917 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp104 Obituary
Item 3 of 3Shields Daily News4 December 1916  p3 Obituary