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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harold Ainsworth Peto
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 June 1854
Died: 1933
Bio Notes: Harold Ainsworth Peto was born at Somerleyton, Suffolk on 11 June 1854, the son of Samuel Peto, railway contractor. He trained as a joiner with Lucas Brothers, builders, before joining the office of John Louth Clemence at Lowestoft for one year and Karslake & Mortimer for two years. After a study tour of Italy, Germany and France he briefly worked with his brothers' contracting firm, Peto Brothers, from 1875. The following year he was taken into partnership by Ernest George, and thereafter the practice was remarkably successful in part through Peto's connections.

Ill health obliged Peto to withdraw from the partnership in 1892, although he went on to establish an equally important independent reputation as an architect of gardens. He died in 1933.

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 1Ernest George & Peto18761892Partner 

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 1Basil IonidesAfter 19041908(?)Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) Herbert Baker13 January 1890for Assocateship
Item 2 of 2Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth12 January 1891for Associateship

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 31878House on Crown LandsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 2 of 31879House for J T Mackenzie of KintailLoch Dinch Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 3 of 31883Limekilns Parish ChurchLimekilns FifeScotlandDesigned pulpit (made by Mitchell & Kinghorn)


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.


© All rights reserved. Building News 6 June 1890 

© All rights reserved. Building News 6 June 1890