Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Anderson Paley
Designation: Architect
Born: 1859
Died: 1946
Bio Notes: Henry ('Harry') Anderson Paley was born in 1859, the eldest son of the four children of Edward Graham Paley of Lancaster (his RIBA obituary states that he was the only son), and was educated at Castle Howell School and at Uppingham. In 1877 he was articled to the practice of his father, who was then in partnership with Hubert James Paley. At the end of his articles in 1881 he was sent to Thomas Edward Collcutt's office in London to obtain wider experience, returning to the family firm after eighteen months in 1882 or early 1883. He passed the qualifying exam in 1884 and was admitted ARIBA on 8 June 1885, his proposers being his father, Collcutt and Cole Alfred Adams of Bournemouth with whom he had no known connection. He became a partner in 1886, the practice then adopting the style of Paley, Austin & Paley.

Edward Graham Paley died in January 1895, the practice name becoming Austin & Paley. Hubert James Austin died in 1915. His sons Geoffrey, Bernard and Henry became architects but only Geoffrey became a partner and then only briefly in 1915-16.

Henry Anderson Paley died in 1946, leaving his wfie and one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Lancaster, Lancashire, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2Moorgarth, Caton, Lancaster, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate19021946 

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 5Paley & Austin18771881Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Thomas Edward Collcutt18811882 or 1883Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Paley & Austin1882 or 18831886Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 5Paley, Austin & Paley18861895Partner 
Item 5 of 5Austin & Paley1895 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Cole Alfred Adams8 June 1885for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Edward Collcutt8 June 1885for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Edward Graham Paley8 June 1885for 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 11901Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, second competition, second limited stage  LiverpoolEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Price, James1998Sharpe, Paley and Austin   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 May 1946  Obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJuly 1946 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p422