Basic Biographical Details

Name: J H Morton & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1900
Bio Notes: Joseph Hall Morton was born on 15 August 1849 in North Shields and was a pupil of Matthew Thomson of Newcastle from 1864, remaining as his assistant until 1871 when he commenced practice on his own account in South Shields. He was elected FRIBA in 1882, his proposers being Thoams Oliver, F R N Haswell and W L Newcombe. He took his son Ralph Henry Morton (born 1873) into partnership in 1900. The elder Morton died in 1923 and Ralph Henry Morton continued on his own until 1949 when Morton Angus Mackenzie succeeded to the practice.

Morton senior was a specialist in workhouses and was responsible for all or parts of the workhouses at Bradford (1896-1901), Doncaster (1896-99) and Stamford (1899-1902) as well as those in Nottingham, York, Hartlepool, Burton-on-Trent and Hexham.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1South Shields, County Durham, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

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 3Joseph Hall Morton19001923Partner 
Item 2 of 3Ralph Henry Morton19001949Partner 
Item 3 of 3Morton Angus Mackenzie1949 Partner 


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