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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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

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 3William Slater18571863Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Slater & Carpenter1863December 1872Partner 
Item 3 of 3Carpenter & IngelowDecember 18721893Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Henry Baker15 June 1863for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George James John Mair15 June 1863for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Slater15 June 1863for Associateship

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 41865St Peter's Episcopal Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 41867St John the EvangelistDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 3 of 41872St John the EvangelistDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandTiles in chancel
Item 4 of 41884Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, first competition  LiverpoolEngland 


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.


© All rights reserved. Building News 17 January 1890 

© All rights reserved. Building News 17 January 1890