Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Hatton Markham
Designation: Architect
Born: 1882
Died: May 1961
Bio Notes: John Hatton Markham was born in 1882 and articled to G E Clare and Walter Gray Ross of Chelmsford from 1899 to 1902. Thereafter he was assistant to William Isaac Chambers and then with Tubbs & Messer of Woking. In 1903 he returned to London to work for Eugene Charles Beaumont from 1903 to 1904 and Ralph Seldon Wornum in 1904. He passed the qualifying exam in 1905 and was admitted ARIBA on 4 December 1905. Thereafter he secured an appointment with H M Office of Works; he worked with Sir John Burnet on the British Museum and took over when the Tustees dispensed with Burnet's services. He also represented British interests on the League of Nations building in Geneva. He died in retirement in May 1961.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 326, Bedford Square, London, EnglandBusiness1905 *  
Item 2 of 39, Greenbrook Road, West Hampstead, London, EnglandPrivate1905 *  
Item 3 of 382, Radnor Road, Harrow, London, EnglandPrivate(?)1914 *  

* 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 7Clare & Ross18991902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7William Isaac Chambers19021902 or 1903Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Tubbs & Messer1902 or 19031903Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Eugene Charles Beaumont19031904Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Ralph Selden Wornum19041905Assistant 
Item 6 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1905  In London office
Item 7 of 7John Burnet & Sonc. 1905 Architect 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Ian Fyfe Cameron5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 5Charles Wilson Glass28 March 1927for Associateship
Item 3 of 5David M Macdonald9 July 1946For Licentiateship
Item 4 of 5(Major) James Milne-DavidsonMid 1938for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 5Archibald Scott1930for 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 2 Redford Military ChurchRedford Barracks EdinburghScotlandProposed design - date unknown
Item 2 of 21905British MuseumBloomsbury LondonEnglandAssisted John James Burnet on King Edward VII Wing and took over from him when H M Office of Works dispensed with Burnet's services


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 5Crook, J M1972The British Museum  pp215-16
Item 3 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 4 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1923    
Item 5 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder19 May 1961v200 p957 - obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJuly 1961v68London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp351 - obituary