Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Croft James
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872
Died: 21 August 1949
Bio Notes: Richard Croft James was born in 1872 and educated at Clifton College, Bristol. He was articled to William Larkins Bernard of Bristol, 1889-92, and was assistant to the Burgh Surveyor (City Surveyor from 1895) from 1892 to 1896, the year in which he passed the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA on 30 November, his proposers being Bernard James, Henry LaTrobe, and Frederick Bligh Bond. He commenced independent practice in that year in partnership with Walter Stuckey Paul, and became FRIBA in 1906. In 1919 he entered into partnership with Vincent Steadman, who had returned to Bristol after a period working in Singapore.

Steadman died on 15 February 1931. In 1934 James formed a new partnership with Harold Edwrds Meredith, which lasted until 1940. He retired in 1945 and died at Westbury on Trym on 21 August 1949.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 451, Prince Street, Bristol, Somerset, EnglandBusiness1896 *  
Item 2 of 4Cardwell Chambers, Marsh Street, Bristol, Somerset, EnglandBusiness1900 *  
Item 3 of 4Eagle Insurance Buildings, Baldwin Street, Bristol, Somerset, EnglandBusinessBefore 1906After 1910 
Item 4 of 431, Nicholas Street, Bristol, Somerset, EnglandBusinessBefore 1914After 1934 

* 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 1James & Steadman1919After 1926Partner 

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 11922East Lodge, Meggernie Castle  PerthshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalFebruary 1950v57London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp160 - obituary