Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lanchester & Lodge
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1930(?)
Ended: After 1953
Bio Notes: Henry Vaughan Lanchester was born in London on 9 August 1863, the son of Henry Jones Lanchester, and was articled to his father in 1879. Thereafter he sought wider experience in the offices of Frederick James Eedle, Thomas William Cutler and George Campbell Sherrin, taking classes at the Royal Academy Schools and the Architectural Association, gaining the Aldwinckle Travelling Studentship and passing the qualifying examination in 1888, and winning the Owen Jones Studentship in 1889-90. He was admitted ARIBA on 18 November 1889, his proposers being Cutler, Stephen Salter and Aston Webb. In 1896 Lanchester formed a partnership with James S Stewart and Edwin Alfred Rickards. Stewart died tragically early on 3 August 1904, the firm then becoming Lanchester & Rickards. In 1912 Lanchester went to India to report on a site for New Delhi and the replanning of Madras and other Indian cities and acquired a large practice there. Rickards, who had suffered from indifferent health since a near collapse from overwork in 1913 looked after the London office. He volunteered for military service in 1916 but was invalided out after three months. He became seriously ill in 1919 and died in Bournemouth on 29 August 1920. Because of Rickards's illness Lanchester took Thomas Geoffry [sic] Lucas into partnership in 1919 and in 1923 Lucas's former assistant Thomas Arthur Lodge.

Lanchester died on 16 January 1953 in London. Lodge continued the practice under the existing name of Lanchester & Lodge.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Thomas Arthur Lodgec. 1928(?)1957Partner 
Item 2 of 4Henry Vaughan Lanchester1930(?)1953Partner 
Item 3 of 4William Frederick Howard19331936Senior Assistant 
Item 4 of 4William Archibald Park Jack19341936Assistant 


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