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Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Richard Herbert Carpenter |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||July 1841 |
|Died: ||18 April 1893 |
|Bio Notes: ||Richard Herbert Carpenter was born in July 1841, the son of the architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter, and was educated at Charterhouse. He was taken into partnership by William Slater in 1863 and was admitted ARIBA on 15 June of that year, his proposers being Slater, Mair and the St Pancras surveyor Henry Baker. Together they built Ardingly College and in 1868 the younger Carpenter redesigned his father's scheme for the chapel at Lancing as an immensely tall French cathedral-like edifice. |
Slater died on 17 December 1872. Carpenter then took into partnership their chief assistant Benjamin Ingelow, born c.1836 and a pupil of Arthur Shean Newman from 1852. Like his father Richard Herbert was an extremely sensitive architect but what should have been his greatest project, the new cathedral at Manchester (see Building News 7 and 14 January 1876), remained unbuilt.
Richard Herbert Carpenter died at Leicester Square London on 18 April 1893. Ingelow, who built nothing in Scotland, continued the practice until his death in 1925.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|London, England||Business|| || || |
Employment and Training
|The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|William Slater||1857||1863||Apprentice|| |
|Slater & Carpenter||1863||December 1872||Partner|| |
|Carpenter & Ingelow||December 1872||1893||Partner|| |
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Henry Baker||15 June 1863||for Associateship|
|George James John Mair||15 June 1863||for Associateship|
|William Slater||15 June 1863||for Associateship|
Buildings and Designs
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.
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