Basic Biographical Details

Name: Oliver & Dodgshun
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1898
Bio Notes: George Dale Oliver was born in 1851, the son of Thomas Oliver of Newcastle upon Tyne, and was articled to his father in 1867. In 1871 he moved to London to gain wider experience as an improver and latterly assistant in the office of George Edmund Street. He was subsequently assistant to J Crosby Hetherington in Carlisle, who took him into partnership in 1876.

In 1898 Oliver entered into partnership with Edward John Dodgshun. Dodgshun had been born in 1854 and had been articled to Thomas Ambler of Leeds in 1870. He had subsequently spent a year in the office of George Edmund Street in London and some time in that of William Burges before returning to Leeds to commence practice on his own account in 1875. Soon thereafter he had entered into partnership with William Frederick Unsworth.

Oliver & Dodgshun had offices in Carlisle and Leeds with Oliver in Carlisle and Dodgshun in Leeds. Oliver was County Architects for Cumbria until 1919 and all official commissions were by him alone. Dodgshun was the President of the Leeds and Yorkshire Architectural Society for two years. He died in 1927. His son Leslie Sydney Dodgshun, born in 1875, followed him into the profession. Oliver died in 1928.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Carlisle, Cumberland, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2Leeds, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness   

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 5J Henry Sellers  Assistant 
Item 2 of 5George Dale Oliver1898 Partner 
Item 3 of 5Edward John Dodgshun1898 Partner 
Item 4 of 5Charles Henry Greigc. 19011902Manager 
Item 5 of 5Gilbert Telfer Scott19021903Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 3c. 1901Crown & Mitre HotelCarlisle CumberlandEngland 
Item 2 of 31902Cumberland County AsylumCarlisle (near) CumberlandEnglandExtension plans
Item 3 of 31907Kirkpatrick-Fleming Combination PoorhouseKirkpatrick-Fleming DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary  p165
Item 2 of 2Linstrum, Derek West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture  p367