Basic Biographical Details

Name: Percy Lindsay Browne
Designation: Architect
Born: 1871
Died: 1951
Bio Notes: Percy Lindsay Browne was born in 1871 and practised in Newcastle upon Tyne. He entered into partnership with Edwin Fewster Waugh Liddle in 1895 followed after 1908 by a period on his own. He joined Kenneth Glover in 1913 and remained there until 1925 when this was dissolved and Charles Alfred Harding who had joined his practice as an assistant after serving in the First World War was taken into partnership. In 1928 Browne's sons T Lindsay Browne and J L Browne joined the practice, the name changing to P L Browne & Son, the practice title subsequently becoming P L Browne Son & Harding. In the 1960s the practice was P L Browne & Partners and it still continues [2007] as Browne Smith Baker & Partners with offices in Newcastle, Darlington and Leeds.

Percy Lindsay Browne was a cinema specialist and had visited the United States to study cinema design. The firm designed more than 120 cinemas in 20 years.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 3Percy L Browne & Glover1913Before 1925Partner 
Item 2 of 3Percy L Browne & Harding1925(?) Partner 
Item 3 of 3Percy L Browne & Son1928 Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Charles Alfred HardingEarly 1932for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Andrew HughesEarly 1933for Licentiateship

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 1July 1924The Picture House  GlasgowScotlandFoyer rebuilt


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graham PottsInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent August 2012