Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick de Jersey Clere
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 January 1856
Died: 13 August 1952
Bio Notes: Frederick de Jersey Clere was born in Walsden, West Yorkshire on 7 January 1856 and was articled to Edmund Evan Scott of Brighton from 1 June 1872 until 1875. He subsequently worked as assistant to Robert Jewell Withers until May 1877 when he emigrated to New Zealand, commencing independent practice in Wellington the following year. He moved to Feilding early in 1879. He subsequently returned to Wellington, and was Wellington Diocesan Architect from 1883 and Architect to the Wanganui Education Board from 1883 to 1888. He remained in Wellington until his death on 13 August 1952.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Wellington, New ZealandBusiness1877 or 1878Early 1879 
Item 2 of 3Feilding, New ZealandBusinessEarly 1879Before 1883 
Item 3 of 3Wellington, New ZealandBusinessBefore 18831952 

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 1Robert Jewell Withers1875May 1877Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5John Campbell6 March 1905for Fellowship
Item 2 of 5Charles Alexander Lawrence1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 5James Peter Nicoll24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 5George Alexander Troup3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 5 of 5William Turnbull8 January 1906for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

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