Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arthur Williamson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872
Bio Notes: Arthur Williamson was born in 1872 and articled to the school architect James Hendry Langlands Junior in Dundee from 1891 to 1896, during which period he attended Dundee School of Art. At the end of his articles he moved to London as assistant to Ernest Henry Abbott, preparing drawings and superintending work on the major alterations to the Dickins & Jones store and continuing his studies at the Architectural Association under Frederic Richard Farrow and Banister Flight Fletcher. He subsequently found salaried posts in the Admiralty Works Department at Devonport from 1897 and in the London School Board Architects Department under Thomas Jerram Bailey from 1898, transferring to the LCC Architects Department Schools Division under William Edward Riley when it took over from the School Board in 1904. He was still with that division on 9 January 1911 when he was admitted LRIBA, his proposers being Frederic Richard Farrow and his colleagues Arthur Halcrow Verstage and William Edward Riley, all of London. His nomination papers mention his having produced a set of measured drawings of the steeple of St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Clunie/83, Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 2Faraday House/8 & 10, Charing Cross Road, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 7James Hendry Langlands (junior)18911896Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Ernest Henry Abbott18961897Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 7Admiralty Works Department (Devonport)18971898Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Thomas Jerram Bailey18981904AssistantIn London School Board Architects Department
Item 5 of 7London School Board Architect's Office (LCC Education Committee)18981904AssistantWorking under Thomas Jerram Bailey
Item 6 of 7London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)1904After 1910AssistantIn the Schools Division, working under William Edward Riley
Item 7 of 7William Edward Riley1904After 1910AssistantIn the LCC Architects Department Schools Division


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frederic Richard Farrow9 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Edward Riley9 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Arthur Halcrow Verstage9 January 1911for Licentiateship

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 11896Dickins & Jones  LondonEnglandExtensive alterations - as draughtsman and supervisor of works


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v7 no437 (microfilm reel 31)