Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Wornham Penfold
Designation: Architect
Born: 1828 or 1829
Died: 5 July 1909
Bio Notes: John Wornham Penfold was born in Haslemere, Surrey in 1828 or 1829 and was articled to Charles Lee and Thomas Talbot Bury from 1845 to 1850, remaining as assistant for a further year. He spent about two years in the office of William Burn prior to commencing independent practice in London in 1854. He was surveyor to the Goldsmiths' Company from 1880, and died on 5 July 1909.

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 1William Burnc. 1851 *   

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Alfred Lightly MacGibbonc. 1900(?)Before 1901(?)Assistant(?)May have been assistant to Penfold around the time he took the qualifying exam in London in 1900, but this is not certain


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Alfred Lightly MacGibbon18 February 1901for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914