Basic Biographical Details

Name: Percy L Browne & Harding
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1925(?)
Bio Notes: Percy L Browne practised in Newcastle upon Tyne. By the end of the First World War his practice had become Percy L Browne & Glover, and soon thereafter he took his son into partnership as Percy L Browne & Son.

In 1925 he took Charles Alfred Harding into partnership. Harding, sometimes referred to as Charles Alfred Harding Junior, had been born on 12 July 1887 and educated at Glasgow Academy. He had been articled to Salmon, Son & Gillespie from 1904, attending the classes at Glasgow School of Art (1903 to 1911) and the Royal Technical College, and had left Salmon, Son & Gillespie in August 1908 to take the postgraduate course at the Glasgow School of Architecture, obtaining his diploma in May 1910. Early that year he had won a travelling scholarship which had enabled him to spend the months of April to September studying in Italy and France, and it was presumably at this point that he had spent time at the British School at Rome. He had passed the qualifying exam in 1911, and had been admitted ARIBA on 4 December that year, his proposers being William Forrest Salmon (who had died in the interim period between signing his forms and the approval of the papers), John Gaff Gillespie and James Salmon Junior. In the same year he had moved to London as chief assistant to Thompson & Walford. In 1912 he had transferred to H M Office of Works, and for the following two years he worked there and for the LCC. By 1914 he had settled at Elsfield, Maldon Road, Wallington, Surrey. He practised as both architect and structural engineer, and had joined Browne's practice after serving in the First World War.

It is unclear whether the practice title remained unchanged or became Percy L Browne & Harding. Harding was elected FRIBA in early 1932, his proposers being Percy L Browne, and Henry Leicester Hicks and George Edward Charlewood who were working in partnership in the same town.

Harding died in 1959.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusinessBefore 1937After 1940 

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 3Charles Alfred Harding1925(?) Partner 
Item 2 of 3Percy Lindsay Browne1925(?) Partner 
Item 3 of 3James Watson Ritchie19371940Assistant 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.