Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Milburn (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1885
Died: 1953
Bio Notes: William Milburn Junior was the son of William Milburn Senior. He was born in 1885 (1886 in Earl & Sell) and in 1905 (some sources give a rather later date) was articled to his father's firm W & T R Milburn, having previously attended Armstrong College at Newcastle upon Tyne, 1902-05. Some sources say that he had a degree in Maths, though it is unclear when precisely he studied for this. While an apprentice with his father he studied at the Sunderland Schools of Art & Technology, won the Saxon Snell prize in 1908, passed the qualifying in 1909 and was admitted ARIBA on 28 February 1910, his proposers being William Alfred Pite of London, George Thomas Brown of Sunderland and John Hall also of Sunderland. He won the Godwin bursary in 1910. By that date he had already travelled in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany; during his travels he made a particular point of studying hospitals, the family firm then having a number of hospital jobs.

William junior was active in the Northern Architects Association and served on the RIBA Council. He lectured at King's College, Newcastle and was also active in the Territorials. He died in 1953.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 117-18, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, County Durham, EnglandBusiness1932 *  

* 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 2W & T R Milburn1905 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2W & T R Milburnc. 1920 Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Alexander Ogg Allan24 June 1912for Licentiateship

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 41921Union MillMontrose AngusScotlandConversion
Item 2 of 41922Coliseum Theatre  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 41927Empire Palace Theatre  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding of Matcham's theatre
Item 4 of 41928Empire Theatre  GlasgowScotlandInternal rebuilding of Matcham's theatre on larger scale and alterations to exterior


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder25 November 1953  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Graham Potts
Item 2 of 2Tyne & Weir ArchiveMilburn Papers DT.TRM