Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward Francis Channing Clarke
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Little is known of Edward Francis Channing Clarke's early life. He was articled to David McGibbon sometime before 1863. In that year he won the 1st medal for an original design and a 2nd book for an ecclesiastical drawing in the competition held by the Architectural Institute of Scotland. By 1868 he had moved to London and was living (and/or working) at 11 Mitre Court Chambers, Temple, thereafter moving to 19 Buckingham Street by 1873 and 10 Sergeant's Inn by 1875. He won a third prize in the first competition for the Glasgow Municipal Buildings in 1880.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 510, Duncan Street, Drummond Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1866 *  
Item 2 of 511, Mitre Court Chambers, London, EnglandBusiness1872 *  
Item 3 of 519, Buckingham Street, London, EnglandBusiness1873  
Item 4 of 510, Seargeants' Inn, London, EnglandBusiness18751881 
Item 5 of 5Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness1885 *  

* 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 1David McGibbon  Apprentice 

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 1Briggs & Wolstenholme 1887Assistant 

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 71862Dunblane CathedralDunblane PerthshireScotlandSurvey drawings- student competition work
Item 2 of 71862Roslin ChapelRoslin/Rosslyn MidlothianScotlandSurvey drawings - AIS Student competition work
Item 3 of 71864Lincluden Collegiate ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandSurvey drawings
Item 4 of 71864New Abbey  KirkcudbrightshireScotlandSurvey drawings
Item 5 of 71872New ChurchWood Green StaffordshireEngland 
Item 6 of 71873St James Episcopal Church - church, lodge and rectoryLeith EdinburghScotlandInterior decorative scheme.
Item 7 of 71880Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design entered under the pseudnym 'Let Glasgow Flourish - forever'. Third premiated design in first competition (250 premium)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RSA1866   53 - architectural sketch of Notre Dame, St Lo, France
Item 2 of 2RSA1885   594, 1032 - paintings of Shere, Surrey

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder28 March 1863  p227