Basic Biographical Details

Name: Walter John Nash Millard
Designation: Architect
Born: 1854
Died: 1936
Bio Notes: Walter John Nash Millard was born in 1854. He studied at the South Kensington Art School in 1871, and was articled to John George Gibbins of Brighton for three years. He subsequently worked as assistant to William Burges in 1874, to Nicholas Chevalier in 1875 and to George Edmund Street from 1875 until 1881. He won the Sharpe Prize in 1878 and the Pugin Studentship in 1879, and was RA Travelling Student in 1880, also travelling in Europe in 1881 and 1882.

He commenced independent practice in 1883, continuing his studies at University College, London the following year, which enabled him to pass the qualifying exam in 1884 and to be admitted ARIBA on 16 March 1885, his proposers being John Loughborough Pearson, William Emerson and Richard Phené Spiers. He worked in partnership with Frank Thomas Baggallay.

Millard was admitted FRIBA in 1921. He died in 1936.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 610, Sandall Road, London NW, EnglandPrivate1881 *  
Item 2 of 630, Leighton Grove, London N, EnglandPrivate1882 *  
Item 3 of 619, Great George Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1885After 1890 
Item 4 of 65, Bloomsbury Square, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1889 *  
Item 5 of 610, Gray's Inn Square, London, EnglandBusiness1899 *  
Item 6 of 621, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1914 *  

* 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 4John George Gibbins1871(?)1874(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Burges18741875Assistant 
Item 3 of 4George Edmund Street18751881Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 4F T Baggallay & W J N Millard1883(?) Partner 

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 1Thomas Geoffry Lucas (or Geoffry Lucas)1889Before 1899Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) William Emerson16 March 1885for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Loughborough Pearson16 March 1885for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Richard Phené Spiers16 March 1885for Associateship

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 11938Pettigrew & Stephens Department Store  GlasgowScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell 
Item 3 of 4Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary   
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News20 November 1936v148 p215
Item 2 of 3Builder20 November 1936v151 p982
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal1937v44London: Royal Institute of British Architectspp194 & 247

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v3 p293 (microfiche 35/F7); F v9 p101 (microfilm reel 15)