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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Henry Wyatt
Designation: Architect
Born: 1807
Died: 5 August 1880
Bio Notes: Thomas Henry Wyatt was born at Lough Glin, Co. Roscommon on 9 May 1807, the son of Matthew Wyatt, a magistrate and his wife Anne Hillier. He was a second cousin of Samuel Wyatt and James Wyatt. He was articled to Philip Hardwick and remained as assistant, commencing practice on his own account in 1832, having secured the surveyorship on his own account of Hackney. Through the influence of his uncle Arthur Wyatt, who was the South Wales land agent of the Duke of Beaufort, he obtained a considerable practice in Wales, and through the recommendation of the Beauforts he established a very large country house practice, mostly in a Tudor idiom similar to that of the Hardwicks. The link was consolidated by his marriage to Arthur's daughter Arabella Montagu Wyatt.

In 1838 Wyatt took David Brandon into partnership and on 7 January 1839 he was admitted FRIBA his proposers being Peter Frederick Robinson, Thomas Cundy, George Moore, Henry Edward Kendall and John Shaw.

The partnership with David Brandon was dissolved in 1851, Wyatt thereafter practising on his own. He was President of the RIBA from 1870 to 1873 when he received the Royal Gold Medal, and Honorary Secretary of the Institute from 1879 until his death in London on 5 August 1880. He was buried at Weston Patrick, Hampshire, where he had an estate. His wife Arabella had predeceased him in 1875.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

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 1Wyatt & Brandon18381951Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Edward Middleton Barry  Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Thomas Cundy (senior)7 January 1839for Fellowship
Item 2 of 5Henry Edward Kendall7 January 1839for Fellowship
Item 3 of 5George Moore7 January 1839for Fellowship
Item 4 of 5Peter Frederick Robinson7 January 1839for Fellowship
Item 5 of 5John Shaw7 January 1839for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 8John Macvicar Anderson19 December 1864for Associateship
Item 2 of 8John Macvicar Anderson14 December 1868for Fellowship
Item 3 of 8Richard Cromwell Carpenter12 December 1853for Fellowship
Item 4 of 8Walter Fitzgerald Knox Lyon8 January 1877for Fellowship
Item 5 of 8George Tunstal Redmayne1872For Associateship
Item 6 of 8(Sir) George Gilbert Scott3 December 1949for Fellowship
Item 7 of 8Sydney Smirke29 April 1844for Fellowship
Item 8 of 8Frederick Richard Wilson1873For 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 41834Llantarnam AbbeyLlantarnam GwentWalesRebuilding
Item 2 of 41866Manchester Town Hall  ManchesterEnglandCompetition design - shortlisted in first stage, unsuccessful in second stage
Item 3 of 41872Jedburgh Parish ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 4 of 41874Jedburgh ManseJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary   
Item 2 of 2Robinson, J Martin The Wyatts: an architectural dynasty   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder14 August 1880  Obituary
Item 2 of 4Building News20 August 1880  Obituary
Item 3 of 4RIBA Transactionsbetween 1879 and 8000s  p230-32
Item 4 of 4The Times12 August 1880  Obituary


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