Basic Biographical Details

Name: Michael Prendergast Manning and John William Simpson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1881
Ended: 1884
Bio Notes: In 1881 John William Simpson (b. 1858) was taken into partnership by the much older Michael Prendergast Manning, a dissenting United Reform Church architect with an office at 6 Mitre Court Chambers, Temple, London, and while there he passed the qualifying exam. He was admitted ARIBA on 6 November of that year, his proposers being Spiers, Joseph Douglass Matthews and Thomas Henry Watson, with whom he may have found some employment while at the Schools. By that date he had travelled in France and Belgium.

In 1884 the partnership with Manning was dissolved, Simpson practising indepentently until he formed his next partnership, with Edmund John Milner Allen.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 16, Mitre Court Chambers, Temple, London, EnglandBusiness1881  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) John William Simpson18811884Partner 
Item 2 of 2Michael Prendergast Manning18811884Partner 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.