Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Hope
Designation: Architect
Born: 1862
Died: 1 January 1907
Bio Notes: William Hope was born in 1862 in North Shields and was articled to J P Spencer, Borough Surveyor of Tynemouth. He set up practice on his own account in North Shields in 1881 and opened an office in Newcastle three years later. He formed a partnership with J C Maxwell in 1896 who had been articled to him from 1885-89 and had been an assistant thereafter. This partnership was dissolved in 1902 and Hope worked on his own until another partnership was formed, about 1906, again with a former pupil, Andrew Kerr Tasker. On 1 January 1907 Hope died of Bright's Disease. Tasker continued the practice as Hope & Tasker until 1923 when it became Tasker & Child. The firm was finally wound up in 1968. Hope was a specialist in the design of theatres and was responsible for a large number of theatres in the North East of England.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2North Shields, ScotlandPrivate/business18621881 
Item 2 of 2New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusiness18841907 

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 21898Scotia Music Hall, tenement and shops  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding - with Joseph Charlton Maxwell
Item 2 of 21899Theatre, Iona Street  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Earl and Sell2000Guide to British Theatres, 1750-1950 Londonp274-5
Item 2 of 2Pearson, L F1991The Architecture of Entertainment Run Riot: William Hope of Newcastle 1862-1907 Northern History, 27, 1991, pp184-197 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News11 January 190792 p64 Obituary
Item 2 of 3Northern Architect1978January, 50 p168 Obituary of A K Tasker
Item 3 of 3Shields Daily News3 January 1907  p3 Obituary