Basic Biographical Details

Name: George John Oakeshott
Designation: Architect
Born: 1860 or 1861
Bio Notes: George John Oakeshott was born in 1860 or 1861 and served his articles under William Young in London, remaining as improver for a year-and-a-half and studying at the South Kensington Schools and at the Architectural Association. He also attended classes at the Royal Academy Schools. He worked as assistant to Aston Webb & E Ingress Bell, to Thomas Edward Collcutt, and to Charles E Ware of Exeter before passing the qualifying exam in 1888. He was admitted ARIBA on 11 March the following year, his proposers being Richard Phené Spiers, Webb and Collcutt. In that year he emigrated to Australia where he entered State Service, subsequently entering Federal Service as Works Director in 1903. He had allowed his RIBA membership to lapse in 1899 but was subsequently re-admitted as FRIBA on 28 July 1928, proposed by the RIBA Council.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 226, Mount Park Crescent, Ealing, London, EnglandPrivate1888  
Item 2 of 2Strathnoon, Killara, Sydney, AustraliaPrivate/business1928 *  

* 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 4William Youngc. 1875c. 1880Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Youngc. 1880c. 1881Improver 
Item 3 of 4Thomas Edward CollcuttAfter 1881(?)Before 1889Assistant 
Item 4 of 4(Sir) Aston Webb & E Ingress Bellc. 1881Before 1889Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4Thomas Edward Collcutt11 March 1889for Associateship
Item 2 of 4RIBA Council28 July 1928for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4Richard Phené Spiers11 March 1889for Associateship
Item 4 of 4Aston Webb11 March 1889for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v10 p84 (microfiche 42/C6); F no2616 (box 9)