Basic Biographical Details

Name: Mason & Clayton
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1862
Ended: Before 1871
Bio Notes: William Mason was born in 1810, the son of Ipswich architect George Mason (1782-1865). He was articled to Edward Blore and practised in Ipswich c.1837 but moved in 1838 to New South Wales, Australia and in 1840 to New Zealand, where he became the colony's pioneer architect. He was practising in Dunedin in partnership with ____ Clayton by 1862, and later worked in partnership with Nathaniel Young Armstrong Wales from 1871 until his retirement in 1875, Wales continuing the practice thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Dunedin, New ZealandBusinessBefore 1862After 1867 

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 2Nathaniel Young Armstrong Wales18621867Assistant 
Item 2 of 2William MasonBefore 1862Before 1871Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Stacpole, John1971William Mason: the first New Zealand architect New Zealand: Auckland University Press