Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Armstrong (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1842
Died: 1909
Bio Notes: Richard Armstrong junior was the son of Richard Armstrong who was born in 1799, one of the eight children of Edward Armstrong, solicitor, Dumfries who was for a time Sheriff there. Richard Armstrong senior was clerk of works for Edward Blore at Haveringland Hall from about 1839 and undertook subsequent alterations on his own account there in the 1850s.

Richard Armstrong Junior was born at Haveringland Hall in 1842. He was articled to his father and attended classes at South Kensington. His RIBA nomination papers are unfortunately incomplete but he must have been placed with David Bryce for wider experience as it was Bryce who proposed him for admission as ARIBA on 20 November 1871 and as FRIBA on 14 February 1876, the seconder in both cases being Benjamin Ferrey. The third signatory for ARIBA was Richard William Edis and for FRIBA no less a person than George Gilbert Scott.

It was almost certainly Richard Armstrong junior who exhibited a picture of Englefield House at the Royal Academy in 1873 and was probably also responsible for the 'design' of Stansted Hall.

Richard Armstrong senior died in 1875 and Richard junior took over the practice. It consisted almost wholly of country house and church work for the Fellowes and Benyon families. For the restoration of Englefield Church George Gilbert Scott was brought in, probably explaining why Armstrong was able to ask him to sign his nomination paper.

Richard Armstrong Junior died in 1909.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 118, Westbourne Park Villas, London, EnglandPrivate18711876 

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 2Richard Armstrongc. 1860(?) Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2David Brycec. 1870 Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2James Thomas Baillie2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))13 January 1879for Fellowship

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 31873All Saints ChurchCranham EssexEngland 
Item 2 of 31877Cottages in the Queen Anne style    May have been responsible if date of drawing 1877 (after his father's death)
Item 3 of 3c. 1877Cottages in the Old English style    May have been responsible if date of drawing 1877 (after his father's death)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Englefield House1981Englefield House Country Life 12 March 
Item 2 of 2Mackley, Alan Haveringland Hall Bibiographic details to be checked 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Peter Hughes, 21 and 30 September 2004. Further correspondence dated 1/10/2007.
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA MSS Collection Letter to RIBA from Richard Armstrong Junior 18 January 1876.
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v4 p129. F v6 p38 (microfiche 12/D1 and 87/F3)