Basic Biographical Details

Name: Claude Waterlow Ferrier
Designation: Architect
Born: 1879
Died: 6 July 1935
Bio Notes: Claude Waterlow Ferrier was born in 1879, the only son of Sir David Ferrier MD LLD FRS. He was educated at Marlborough, and travelled in France, Germany and Italy prior to commencing an articled apprenticeship in the office of Aston Webb. He commenced practice on his own account in London at the early age of twenty-three, and quickly built up a successful business incorporating public, institutional, religious and domestic work in Britain and abroad. In 1927 he formed 'an association' with William Bryce Binnie, born in Glasgow in 1885 or 1886, who had served his articles with Robert Alexander Bryden and subsequently with John Burnet & Son prior to spending time in the New York office of Warren & Wetmore. Binnie had briefly worked for Leonard Martin in London before embarking on war service, after which he had been appointed Deputy Director of Works for the Imperial War Graves Commission, supervising the erection of war cemeteries and memorials in France, Belgium and Germany, a position which he had held until at least 1925.

Ferrier took pride in craftsmanship and took a meticulous approach to his work. He was known for his energy and humour. Beyond his professional interests, he was a Francophile and found time to compile an English-French and French-English Dictionary of Technical Terms relating to architecture and surveying, which was due to be published at the time of his accidental death on 6 July 1935. Binnie continued the practice at 26 Old Queen Street, Westminster after his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 126, Old Queen Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness1935 *  

* 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 2Aston Webbc. 18961902 or 1903Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Ferrier & Binnie19271935Partner 

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 3After 192781 New Bond Street  LondonEngland 
Item 2 of 3After 1927Arsenal football stadiumHighbury LondonEnglandWest stand
Item 3 of 3After 1927National Temperance Hospital  London?EnglandExtensions


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal9 November 1935v43London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary - p37