Basic Biographical Details

Name: Walter William Bull
Designation: Architect
Born: 1871
Bio Notes: Walter William Bull was born in 1871 and commenced his articles in London with James Marjoribanks MacLaren. On MacLaren's death in 1890 the practice was taken over by William Newton Dunn and Robert Watson, with whom Bull remained to complete his apprenticeship. During this period he spent time measuring and sketching in the South Kensington Museum and made study tours of England, Holland and Belgium. Thereafter he spent sixteen years with Walter Henry Woodroffe, becoming chief assistant after the first six. He commenced practice on his own account in 1907 and was admitted LRIBA on 4 July 1910, his proposers being Charles Henry Bourne Quennell, Robert Stephen Ayling and Arthur Rutherford Jemmett. At that time his office was at 3 Lombard Street, London and his home at 8 Vaughan Gardens, Cranbrook Park, Ilford, Essex.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 23, Lombard Street, London, EnglandBusiness1910 *  
Item 2 of 28 Vaughan Gardens, Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, EnglandPrivate1910 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 4James Marjoribanks MacLarenc. 18861890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Dunn & Watson18901891Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Walter Henry Woodroffe18911897Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Walter Henry Woodroffe18971907Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Stephen Ayling4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Arthur Rutherford Jemmett4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Henry Bourne Quennell4 July 1910for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v2 no111 (microfilm reel 29)