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Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Sir) John Taylor
Designation: Architect
Born: 15 November 1833
Died: 30 April 1912
Bio Notes: John Taylor was born on 15 November 1833 at Warkworth, Northumberland, where he obtained his training working for the Duke of Northumberland. He joined H M Office of Works in London in 1859 as Assistant Surveyor of royal palaces, public buildings and royal parks, and was appointed Surveyor in 1866 and Consulting Architect in 1898. He remained there until 1908.

Taylor was admitted FRIBA on 3 January 1881, his proposers being J Whichcord, Arthur Cates and Charles Barry. He was knighted in 1897. He died at Surbiton Hill, Surrey on 30 April 1912.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandPrivate   

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18591866AssistantAssistant Surveyor of royal palaces, public buildings and royal parks - in London office
Item 2 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18661898 Surveyor, in London office
Item 3 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18981908 Consulting Architect, in London office

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 2Walter Wood RobertsonAfter 18711877AssistantIn H M Office of Works, London
Item 2 of 2(Sir) Henry Tanner18761881Assistant(?) 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Barry (junior)3 January 1881for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Arthur Cates3 January 1881for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3J Whichcord3 January 1881for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Edwin Landseer Lutyens8 January 1906for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Mervyn Edmund Macartney8 January 1906for Fellowship (reinstated after resignation in 1891)
Item 3 of 6William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Walter Wood Robertson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6Hugh Thackeray Turner8 January 1906For Fellowship (unsure if this is the correct J Taylor)
Item 6 of 6Clyde Francis Young5 December 1910for Fellowship

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

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