Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Henry White
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 December 1862
Died: 17 December 1949
Bio Notes: William Henry White was born in Bristol on 23 December 1862 and was educated at Bristol Grammar School, later studying at Bristol School of Art. He was articled to W Hartley Price from 1881 to 1884, and at the end of his apprenticeship spent a short time in the office of Edwin Seward & Thomas at Cardiff before moving to London in 1885. There he entered the office of George Sherrin, enabling him to study at the Royal College of Art and the South Kensington Schools. He moved to the office of Thomas Watson in 1886, becoming his chief assistant. He passed the RIBA Final Examination in 1887 and the District Surveyors' Examination in 1889, and commenced practice on his own account in 1892 at Vere Street, Oxford Street, moving two years later to 14a Cavendish Place, Cavendish Square, which remained his address until the time of his death on 17 December 1949. His practice was continued by two of his sons, who had been taken into partnership in 1928 as W Henry White & Sons. His work consisted mainly of town and country domestic work, and hotels, offices, business premises and shops in London, particularly in the West End.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Bourne End-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, EnglandPrivate 1949Residence built for himself
Item 2 of 3Vere Street, Oxford Street, London, EnglandBusiness1892Mid 1890s(?) 
Item 3 of 3Cavendish Place, Cavendish Square, London, EnglandBusinessMid 1890s(?)1949 

Employment and Training

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 3Robert Ernest Stewardson18981899Assistant 
Item 2 of 3John Myrtle SmithAfter 19001906Assistant 
Item 3 of 3John Barbour19041905Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Myrtle Smith4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Ernest Stewardson5 December 1904for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Ernest StewardsonEarly 1921for 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 21904 or 1905Flats, Great Portland Street  LondonEngland 
Item 2 of 21904 or 1905Town house, Weymouth Street  LondonEngland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalFebruary 1950v57London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp160 - obituary by his son T Hansford White