Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harold Falkner
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 November 1875
Died: 30 November 1963
Bio Notes: Harold Falkner was born on 28 November 1875 to a well-off Farnham family. He became a pupil of Reginald Blomfield who had commenced practice there in 1896. A brilliant draughtsman of the F L Griggs school, in 1900 he was taken into partnership by David Barclay Niven, who had recently moved house to Farnham and was practising in partnership with Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth from offices at Gwydir Chambers, 104 High Holborn, London. The practice title became Niven, Wigglesworth & Falkner, but the full name was not always used for business outwith Surrey. Falkner's sometimes wayward arts-and-crafts habits of business at Farnham soon created problems, and the partnership was effectively dissolved in 1903, although the practice title of Niven, Wigglesworth & Falkner was used in Surrey up until 1906 and survived as late as 1909. Except for a brief period in partnership with a Niven & Wigglesworth pupil, Guy Maxwell Aylwin, from 1927 onwards, Falkner thereafter practised alone in Farnham in ever-increasingly autocratic eccentricity until his death on 30 November 1963.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Farnham, Surrey, 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 3(Sir) Reginald Theodore Blomfield  Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Niven Wigglesworth & Falkner19001903PartnerPartnership dissolved in 1903 but name continued to be used until as late as 1909
Item 3 of 3Falkner & Aylwin19271930Partner 

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 3c. 1907Hardwick HouseNottingham NottinghamshireEnglandReconstruction and redecoration
Item 2 of 3c. 1907Millhanger  Sussex?England 
Item 3 of 3c. 1908House near FarnhamFarnham (near) SurreyEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Osmond, Sam2003Harold Falkner: More than an Arts & Crafts Architect