Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Thomson
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 April 1800
Died: 16 May 1883
Bio Notes: James Thomson was born on 22 April 1800 and was articled to John Buonarotti Papworth in London from 1814 to 1821. He remained as assistant and later practised independently. He died on 16 May 1883 and is buried at Finchley. His son John James Thomson also became an architect.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Foley Place, Portland Place, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1835 *  

* 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 2John Buonarotti Papworth18141821Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2John Buonarotti Papworth1821Before 1847Assistant 

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 1Duncan MacFarlaneBefore 1868Before 1868Apprentice 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2George Devey15 December 1856for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Robert Samson Ingram26 March 1866for Associateship


Bibliographic References

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