Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Coad
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 February 1825
Died: 1 November 1900
Bio Notes: Richard Coad was born in Liskeard, Cornwall on 13 February 1825. He was articled to Henry Rice of Liskeard and subsequently worked as assistant to Sir George Gilbert Scott from 1847 to 1864. He returned to Liskeard in the latter year to commence independent practice, and opened a London office in 1868. From 1884 to 1887 he worked in association with James Marjoribanks MacLaren, who had been his assistant for some years; the partnership seems to have been a somewhat loose one, MacLaren assisting with work for Coad's clients with freedom to enter competitions in his own name and build up a practice of his own. Coad died on 1 November 1900 in Battersea.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Liskeard, Cornwall, EnglandBusiness18641868(?) 
Item 2 of 23, Duke Street, Adelphi, London, EnglandBusiness18681889 

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 2(Sir) George Gilbert Scott18471864Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Coad & MacLaren18831887Partner 

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 3Alexander SkirvingAfter 1869Before 1876Assistant 
Item 2 of 3James Marjoribanks MacLaren1875 or 1876c. 1883Assistant 
Item 3 of 3James Marjoribanks MacLarenc. 1883c. 1883Senior Assistant 

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 111884St Hydren's ChurchLansallos CornwallEngland 
Item 2 of 111885Fulham Vestry HallFulham LondonEnglandCompetition design - not successful
Item 3 of 111885Lanhydrock House  CornwallEngland 
Item 4 of 111886Balnald cottagesGlen Lyon PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 111886Balnald SawmillGlenlyon PerthshireScotlandReconstruction of former threshing mill
Item 6 of 111886Balnald Steading and farmhouseGlen Lyon PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 111886BowringsleighKingsbridge DevonEnglandMajor restoration of cut-down Tudor house
Item 8 of 111886Cottages at EastnorEastnor HerefordshireEngland 
Item 9 of 111886Ledbury Park  HerefordshireEnglandRestoration and extension
Item 10 of 111886Policeman's cottage blockFortingall PerthshireScotlandFirst scheme
Item 11 of 11c. 1886Miss Menzies HouseFortingall PerthshireScotlandAdditions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 3Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell