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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Henry Watson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 November 1839
Died: 13 January 1913
Bio Notes: Thomas Henry Watson was born in Glasgow on 1 November 1839, the son of London architect John Burges Watson, who was Surveyor to the Pentonville Estate; how he came to be born in Glasgow is unclear. He received his training in his father's office and studied at the Royal Academy Schools, winning three silver medals in 1860, a gold medal in 1861 and a travelling studentship in 1863. He was admitted ARIBA on 17 February 1862, his proposers being T Bury, T H Wyatt and F J Francis, and two years later he won the Soane Medallion. He worked with Robert Hesketh and became District Surveyor to St George's, Hanover Square (North). He was President of the Architectural Association in 1870-71, and was elevated to FRIBA on 5 November 1877, proposed by Wyatt, R Hesketh and T L Donaldson. From 1901 to 1907 he worked in partnership with his son Arthur Maryon Watson (born 1871 or 1872).

Thomas Henry Watson died on 13 January 1913 at 5 Akenside Road, Hampstead.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1839 Place of birth
Item 2 of 39, Nottingham Place, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)18621913 
Item 3 of 35, Akenside Road, Hampstead, London, EnglandPrivate(?)13 January 1913 * Place of death

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2Sydney Perks18821885Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Bernard Hugh WebbLate 1890s Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Horace Field8 June 1903for Fellowship
Item 2 of 5Edward Barclay Hoare30 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 5Robert Henry Kerr2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 4 of 5Thomas Taylor Scott20 March 1882for Associateship
Item 5 of 5(Sir) John William Simpson6 November 1882for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   


© All rights reserved. Building News 21 March 1890 

© All rights reserved. Building News 21 March 1890