Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederic Richard Farrow
Designation: Architect
Born: 1856(?)
Died: 1918
Bio Notes: Frederic Richard Farrow was born in 1856. He was a pupil of Clement Dowling of London and remained as assistant, subsequently working as assistant to Walter Fitzgerald Lyon; Edward Swinfen Harris; John Treadway Hanson; and George Patrick. He commenced independent practice in 1882 and passed the qualifying exam three years later in 1885, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA the same year. He passed the District Surveyor's Exam in 1886. From the latter year until 1907 he worked in partnership with Norman Clayton Hadlow Nisbett.

Farrow was Editor of the 'Architect'. He taught at the Architectural Association and served as its Honorary Secretery (1887-91) and Vice President (1891-92). In 1892 he was also editor of 'AA Notes'.

Farrow practised alone from 1907 and soon afterwards was associated with Ernest Augustus Runtz, and later with Runtz junior. Farrow died in 1918.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 332, Craven Street, Strand, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1882After 1885 
Item 2 of 32 New Court, Carey Street, London, EnglandBusiness1889 *  
Item 3 of 38, Onslow Gardens, Muswell Hill, 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 2Clement DowlingBefore 1870 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Walter Fitzgerald Knox Lyonc. 1870 Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 7Archibald Campbell Dickie11 March 1895for Associateship
Item 2 of 7Robin Smith Dods (or Robert Smith Dods)8 June 1891for Assocateship
Item 3 of 7William Fraser8 June 1891for Associateship
Item 4 of 7Allan John Meacher8 June 1891for Associateship
Item 5 of 7James Maxwell Scott30 November 1908for Associateship
Item 6 of 7Neil Campbell Smith6 March 1905for Associateship
Item 7 of 7Arthur Williamson9 January 1911for Licentiateship


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 3Architectural ReviewJuly 1918v44 p xiv
Item 2 of 3Builder21 June 1918  p375
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal1918v25London: Royal Institute of British Architectspp204-5, 212, 232 & 252.