Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ernest Barnsley (or Arthur Ernest Barnsley)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1863
Died: 1926
Bio Notes: Arthur Ernest Barnsley was born in 1863 and was articled to Joseph Lancaster Ball for four years and six months, remaining as assistant for a further 18 months. He subsequently worked as assistant to William Howard Seth-Smith and to John Dando Sedding, passing the qualifying exam in 1886 and being admitted ARIBA on 18 April 1887, his proposers being Sedding, Frank Barlow Osborn and Julius Alfred Chatwin. He resigned his RIBA membership in 1893. Generally known simply as Ernest Barnsley, he became a prominent Arts and Crafts architect-craftsman in the Cotswolds, working in association with his younger brother Sidney Barnsley (born 1865) and Ernest Gimson in Sapperton, Gloucestershire. He died in 1926.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Sapperton, Gloucestershire, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 26, Ethelbert Road, Bromley, London, EnglandPrivate1887 *  

* 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 2William Howard Seth-Smithc. 18841885Assistant 
Item 2 of 2John Dando Sedding1885After 1886(?)Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Julius Alfred Chatwin18 April 1887for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Frank Barlow Osborn18 April 1887for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Dando Sedding18 April 1887for 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 21903Old Place of Mochrum  WigtownshireScotlandFurniture for interior (made with Ernest Gimson and Sindey Barnsley at Pinbury)
Item 2 of 21912Old Place of Mochrum  WigtownshireScotlandFurther furniture for interior (made with Ernest Gimson and Sidney Barnsley at Pinbury)


Bibliographic References

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