Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Charles William English |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1862 |
|Died: ||29 May 1931 |
|Bio Notes: ||Charles William English was born in 1862 and acquired his training through practical experience with Philip Urlzmann on the Frankfurt Opera House in 1878 and 1879 and through study at the Royal Technical High School in Munich from 1880 to 1882. In 1883 he joined the office of civil engineer John Sturgeon in London to assist in the preparation of designs for compressed air works in Birmingham. He commenced practice on his own account in London the following year. He had undertaken travels prior to this time and continued to thereafter, his tours embracing Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and elsewhere. |
English was a brilliant draughtsman and was heavily employed by James Thomson of Dundee on a fee-paid basis to produce large watercolour perspectives. He assisted Alex Koch with 'Academy Architecture' publications from 1889 onwards.
He was admitted LRIBA on 19 December 1910, his proposers being Alfred William Stephens Cross, Paul Waterhouse and Sir William Emerson.
He died on 29 May 1931.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|19, Windsor Road, Denmark Hill, London, England||Private||1910 *|| || |
|Staple Inn Buildings/335, High Holborn, London, England||Business||1910 *|| || |
|36, Mecklenburg Square, London, England||Business(?)||1914 *|| || |
* 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):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|John Sturgeon||1883||1884||Draughtsman|| |
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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|Early 1910s||Municipal buildings and central station|| || ||Dundee||Scotland||Large watercolour perspectives, prepared for James Thomson on a fee-paid basis|
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Who's Who in Architecture||1914|| || || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIBA Journal||8 August 1931||v38||London: Royal Institute of British Architects||p699|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L v6 no355 (microfilm reel 31)|