Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Brown
Designation: Architect
Born: 1805
Died: 1876
Bio Notes: John Brown was born in 1805 and was a pupil of William Brown of Ipswich, who was a 'near relative'. He commenced independent practice in London c.1824. He moved to Norwich c.1832 and was appointed County Surveyor in 1835. He also served as Architect to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral, and was Diocesan Surveyor in 1836. He later returned to London.

Brown was the originator and first secretary of the Association of Architectural Draughtsmen. He died in 1876.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, EnglandPrivate/business1832 *  
Item 2 of 314, Langham Place, Regent Street, London, EnglandBusiness1868 *  
Item 3 of 315, Stanley Villas, Chelsea, London, EnglandPrivate(?)1868 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

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 1James Wylson1836Before 1843Assistant 

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 1After 1834St Michael'sStamford LincolnshireEnglandPrepared plans for new church - secured commission (Pilkington scheme rejected)


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 2Colvin, H M1954A biographical dictionary of English architects 1660-18401st edition