Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hurst & Moffatt
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1838
Ended: 1844
Bio Notes: William Hurst was born in Doncaster in 1787 and was articled to William Lindley there. He practised on his own account in Doncaster in partnership with John Woodhead. After Woodhead's death in 1838 he took William Lambie Moffatt into partnership. Moffatt (who started as Moffat but later changed the spelling) had been born in 1808, the son of John Moffat, clerk of works and Sarah Couch. He had been articled to William Burn who was probably his father's employer and appears to have remained as an assistant: his subsequent career suggests he was engaged on the institutional side of the practice. In 1836 he had won the competition for Wakefield Corn Exchange with a very original Greek Revival design which had induced him to settle in Doncaster.

For the next six years Hurst and Moffatt had a flourishing practice, particularly for churches financed by The Incorporated Church Building Society. Hurst died on 8 December 1844, Moffatt continuing the Doncaster practice alone thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Doncaster, Yorkshire, 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 3John Thomas Rochead18381838 or early 1839Assistant 
Item 2 of 3William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)18381844Partner 
Item 3 of 3William Hurst18381844Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 191838Union workhouseRotherham YorkshireEngland 
Item 2 of 191838Union workhouseThorne YorkshireEngland 
Item 3 of 191839Chatsworth Estate, unspecified work  DerbyshireEngland 
Item 4 of 191839New Independent ChapelLeeds YorkshireEngland 
Item 5 of 191839Union workhouseDoncaster YorkshireEngland 
Item 6 of 191840Grosmont ChurchGrosmont YorkshireEngland 
Item 7 of 191840The Ship Hotel and Westgate improvementsRotherham YorkshireEngland 
Item 8 of 19c. 1840Union workhouseGateshead NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 9 of 191841Christ ChurchArdsley YorkshireEngland 
Item 10 of 191841Holy Trinity ChurchThurgoland YorkshireEngland 
Item 11 of 191841St Mary's ChurchWoodsetts YorkshireEngland 
Item 12 of 191841St Peter's ChurchRockferry CheshireEngland 
Item 13 of 191842St James's ChurchRawcliffe YorkshireEngland 
Item 14 of 191842Welbeck Abbey, Clipstone ArchwayWelbeck NottinghamshireEngland 
Item 15 of 191843Savings BankDoncaster YorkshireEngland 
Item 16 of 191843St John's ChurchGoole YorkshireEngland 
Item 17 of 191843The Corn MarketDoncaster YorkshireEngland 
Item 18 of 191844Borough GaolLeeds YorkshireEngland 
Item 19 of 191844Hook ChurchHook YorkshireEnglandRestoration


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.