Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Hornblower
Designation: Architect
Born: 1858
Died: 24 June 1940
Bio Notes: George Hornblower was born in 1858, the son of Lewis Hornblower and younger brother of Frederic W Hornblower. He was educated at Birkenhead School and articled to his father and brother from September 1876 to March 1886, subsequently working in the office of Charles Dunch in London. He studied at the Government School of Art and passed the qualifying exam in 1888, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA. He commenced independent practice in 1891 in London, entering into partnership with Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo in the same year; the partnership was dissolved in 1893.

Hornblower was admitted FRIBA in 1899 and acted as consulting architect to University College Hospitla, London from 1902 to 1926. From 1923 to 1928 he worked in partnership with Ralph Windsor Thorp.

Hornblower died on 24 June 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 41, North Hill Terrace, Highgate, London, EnglandPrivate1888 *  
Item 2 of 458, Park Road South, Birkenhead, Cheshire, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1888 *  
Item 3 of 42 Devonshire Terrace, Portland Place, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1898After 1926 
Item 4 of 4Strathaven House, Hendon, London, EnglandBusiness1914  

* 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 2Lewis HornblowerSeptember 1876March 1886Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Hornblower & Thorp19231928Partner 

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 1Robert Ernest Stewardson19011905Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Robert Ernest Stewardson5 December 1904for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Robert Ernest StewardsonEarly 1921for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

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