Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Thomas Wright
Designation: Architect
Born: 1875
Died: 14 December 1956
Bio Notes: Henry Thomas Wright was born in 1875 and educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. He was articled to Robert Rowand Anderson in 1889, attending classes at Edinburgh School of Applied Art from 1891 to 1895, and in the latter year was awarded a scholarship which enabled him to spend eighteen months measuring and sketching old buildings in Scotland. In 1897 he joined Hippolyte Jean Blanc as assistant, and in 1899 moved to London as assistant to Gibson & Russell, but before the end of that year he moved again to enter into partnership with Charles Francis Armstrong in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was admitted FRIBA on 11 June 1906, his proposers being Armstrong, James Glen Sivewright Gibson and James Thorburn Cackett of Newcastle.

He later worked in partnership with Hal Chapman, and was joint architect to Durham County Territorial Association from 1910 to 1918, practising alone thereafter. He was the father of H Myles Wright. He died on 14 December 1956.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2St John's Chambers/38, Grainger Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusiness1899After 1906 
Item 2 of 22, Jesmond Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandPrivate1906 *  

* 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 4Wardrop & Anderson18891895Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Hippolyte Jean Blanc18971899Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Gibson & Russell18991899Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Armstrong & Wright1899Before 1910Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Francis Armstrong11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3James Thoburn Cackett11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3James Glen Sivewright Gibson11 June 1906for Fellowship

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 11929Town Hall and Municipal OfficesDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAwarded 3rd premium in competition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1923    
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architects Journal3 January 1957  pp7-8 - obituary

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 F v17 p29 no1111 (microfilm reel 12)