Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ralph Selden Wornum
Designation: Architect
Born: 1847
Died: 14 November 1910
Bio Notes: Ralph Selden Wornum was born in 1847, the son of Ralph Nicholson Wornum. He studied at University College, London from 1863 and at the South Kensington Schools in 1864-65. He was then articled to Thomas Roger Smith for two years, attending classes at the RA Schools in 1866. He was RA Travelling Student in 1872-73, travelling in France, Italy, Germany and Holland. He managed the London office of Edward Salomons from 1873 until 1876 when Salomons took him into partnership. He was admitted FRIBA in 1888 and practised alone from that year. He died on 14 November 1910. He was the uncle of George Grey Wornum (born 1888).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 239B, Old Bond Street, London, EnglandBusiness1883 *  
Item 2 of 226, Bedford Square, London WC, EnglandBusinessBefore 1888After 1902 

* 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 3(Professor) Thomas Roger Smith18651867Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Edward Salomons18731876Assistant(?)Managed London office
Item 3 of 3Salomons & Wornum18761888Partner 

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 6Alexander Hunter Crawford18871890Assistant 
Item 2 of 6James MacLaren RossSeptember 1899Before 1908Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Robert Douglas Wells19001901Assistant 
Item 4 of 6James Morton Lethbridge19001902Assistant 
Item 5 of 6John Hatton Markham19041905Assistant 
Item 6 of 6George Grey Wornum19061909Apprentice 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Alexander Russel Inglis8 January 1894for Associateship
Item 2 of 2James MacLaren Ross19 January 1903for Associateship


Bibliographic References

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