Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Shaw
Designation: Architect
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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 125, New Broad Street, London, EnglandBusiness1878  

Employment and Training

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 1Alfred Hessel Tiltman1875 or 18761875 or 1876Assistant 

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 11881Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandSecond 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.