Basic Biographical Details

Name: Habershon & Pite
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: After 1863
Ended: After 1877
Bio Notes: This practice was formed after the dissolution of the practice of E & W G Habershon in 1862. William Gilbee took into partnership his former pupil, Alfred Robert Pite, born in 1832. Pite had left to gain experience in the office of Philip Charles Hardwick in 1851 and had emigrated to Brazil as architect to the Don Pedro Railway, 1856. He was admitted FRIBA on 5 December 1864 (proposers missing). Pite (father of William Alfred Pite and Arthur Beresford Pite) retired in 1877 at the early age of 45 (he died on 15 February 1911) and William Glbee Habershon continued the practice with James Follet Fawckner who had been a partner since 1870, although his name did not appear in the firm's title at that time. Details of Fawckner are lacking as he never joined the RIBA but he had probably been a senior assistant.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Newport, Monmouthshire, WalesBusiness  Branch office
Item 2 of 3Monmouth, Monmouthshire, WalesBusiness  Branch office
Item 3 of 338, Bloomsbury Square, London, EnglandBusiness1862 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 10Robert Clarke EdwardsAfter 1859Before 1869Assistant 
Item 2 of 10John George GibbinsOctober 1861October 1866Apprentice 
Item 3 of 10(Sir) William Emerson1863Before 1864Apprentice 
Item 4 of 10Alfred Robert PiteAfter 18631877Partner 
Item 5 of 10William Gilbee HabershonAfter 1863After 1877Partner 
Item 6 of 10John George GibbinsOctober 1866Late 1866Assistant 
Item 7 of 10James Follet Fawckner18701898Partner 
Item 8 of 10Arthur Richard George Fenning18711876(?)Apprentice 
Item 9 of 10William Howard Seth-Smith18761879Apprentice 
Item 10 of 10Arthur Beresford PiteSeptember 18761877Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 11871All Saints Episcopal Church, ChallochNewton Stewart WigtownshireScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.