Basic Biographical Details

Name: Beeston & Burmester
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1889
Bio Notes: Frederick Beeston was the son of London architect Frederick Robert Beeston, and served his apprenticeship with his father, who took him into partnership in January 1868 along with Francis Sadleir Brereton. The elder Beeston appears to have either retired or died around this date, but the partnership of Beeston Son & Brereton lasted until February 1873, following which Beeston became Lord Spencer's agent in Wandsworth and Brereton continued in independent practice. Beeston was admitted FRIBA in December 1873.

In 1889 Beeston took John William Stanley Burmester into partnership. Burmester had been born in 1858 and had been articled to Beeston from 1876, remaining as assistant until 1882 and subsequently finding employment as an improver with Isaacs & Florence and with Alfred Waterhouse. He had commenced independent practice in 1883. Burmester was admitted FRIBA in 1891.

Beeston appears to have either died or retired c.1902; Burmester retired in 1930 and died in 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Archibald Campbell Dickie1893Before 1894Assistant 


Bibliographic References

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