Basic Biographical Details

Name: Briggs & Wolstenholme
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1887
Ended: 1906
Bio Notes: Frank Gatley Briggs was born in 1862 and educated at Lower Bank Academy, Blackburn. He was articled to James Bertwistle of Blackburn from 1876 to 1880 and subsequently worked as assistant to Thomas Chatfeild Clarke before commencing practice on his own account in 1887 in Blackburn and Liverpool, in partnership with Henry Vernon Wolstenholme. Wolstenholme was born in 1863 and served his articles with Miles Aspinall of Blackburn from 1876. He had been a fellow assistant with Briggs in Thomas Chatfeild Clarke's office between 1882 and 1885, and had subsequently worked for William Ithell Mason of Liverpool until commencing practice in partnership with Briggs.

Briggs and Wolstenholme were joined in 1906 by Arnold Thornely, the practice title changing to Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornely.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2May Buildings/51, North John Street, Liverpool, EnglandBusiness  Also in Blackburn
Item 2 of 2Blackburn, Lancashire, EnglandBusiness  Also in Liverpool

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Edward Francis Channing Clarke 1887Assistant 

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 3Harry Vernon Wolstenholme1887 Partner 
Item 2 of 3Frank Gatley Briggs18871906Partner 
Item 3 of 3David Alston Beveridgec. 19021906Chief Assistant 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.