Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Henry Harrison
Designation: Architect
Died: 1925
Bio Notes: William Henry Harrison was articled to Charles Kirk of Sleaford from 1872 to 1875. In the latter year he moved to London and completed his apprenticeship for two years in the office of George Hackford of Westminster with whom he remained as assistant 1878-79. He then travelled in Normandy and commenced practice in 1880 at 10 John Street, Adelphi. He was admitted FRIBA on 3 June 1889, his proposers being Thomas Chatfeild Clarke, Arthur William Blomfield and Joseph Sawyer. In 1898 he took Charles Melville Seth-Ward into partnership. Seth-Ward was born in 1868 and had worked in builders' offices from 1889 to 1891 prior to being articled first to Francis Inigo Thomas for a year and then to Ernest Newton, establishing his own practice in 1893.

Harrison died in 1925.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 310, John Street, Adelphi, London, EnglandBusiness1880 *  
Item 2 of 359-60, Chancery Lane, London, EnglandBusiness1889 *  
Item 3 of 366, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1894After 1923 

* 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 3Charles Kirk18721875Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3George Hackford18751877ApprenticeRemained as assistant 1878-1879
Item 3 of 3Harrison & Seth-Ward18981925(?)Partner 

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 1Francis Winton NewmanAfter 1897Before 1902  


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) Arthur William Blomfield3 June 1889for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Thomas Chatfeild Clarke3 June 1889for Fellowship

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 31904St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal ChurchNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 2 of 31908St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal ChurchNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandChancel
Item 3 of 31912St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal ChurchNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandLynch gate


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder18 December 1925v129 p875
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal1926v23London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp120

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 v9 p123 (microfiche 106/B2)