Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Henry Shaw |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: || |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||Nothing is as yet known of Shaw's training, but he was in partnership with William Neal Lockington who was probably his brother-in-law at 34 Colemen Street, London in 1868, the practice title being Shaw & Lockington. In October 1865 Lockington married Elizabeth Jane Shaw in London; she was probably Henry Shaw's sister. William Neale and Elizabeth Jane Lockington lived in London, where a year later their eldest son was born. The partnership with Shaw must have been dissolved about this time. It is not known when Lockington and his wife left England but they were living at Oakland, San Francisco, California, USA in 1876 when their second son was born. By January 1887 they were living in Pennsylvania where he was working as an architect. |
By 1878 Shaw was practising alone at 25 New Broad Street. He was still alive in 1914 when his address was The Town Hall, West Ham where he was presumably surveyor.
Shaw seems never to have sought member ship of the RIBA but he was member of the Society of Architects and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
Although Shaw does not appear to have any other track record of entering national competitions he submitted a design in the second competition for Glasgow Municipal Buildings. Its Germanic classicism suggests that he had spent time in the office of Sir James Pennethorne, although there is no known record of him having done so.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|25, New Broad Street, London, England||Business||1878|| || |
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
|The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|Alfred Hessel Tiltman||1875 or 1876||1875 or 1876||Assistant|| |
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|
|1881||Glasgow Municipal Buildings|| || ||Glasgow||Scotland||Second competition design - not successful - pseudonym 'MENS'|
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.