Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Percy Richard Morley Horder |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1870 |
|Died: ||1944 |
|Bio Notes: ||Percy Richard Morley Horder was born in 1870 in Torquay, the son of Rev William Garrett Horder, a Congregationalist hymnologist. He was educated at the City of London School and articled to Messrs Devy & Williams (George Devey and James Williams). He commenced independent practice in 1895. He formed a partnership with James Williams from that year, practising on his own thereafter this was dissolved until 1919 when he formed a partnership with Briant Alfred Poulter which lasted until 1925. The following year he formed a third partnership with Verner O Rees which was terminated in 1929. |
Morley Horder was elected FRIBA on 4 January 1904, his proposers being C E Mallows, E G Dawber and W H Seth-Smith.
His works include 52-54 Brook Street London, (1896-7); the houses Moonhill, Cuckfield, Sussex (1902) and Greystock in Warwick (1905); a number of Congregational churches including his father's at Ealing Green (1911), those at Queen's Avenue, Muswell Hill (1900), Bushey, Hertfordshire(1904), Penge and Brondesbury Park both in London (1911). He also designed Cheshunt (Congregational) College in Cambridge. He undertook a variety of domestic commissions in Surrey, Sussex and Dorset. There is some evidence that he designed a church or an extension to a church in Thurso, but as yet this has not been confirmed.
After the First World War he designed the School of Tropical Medicine in partnership with Verner O Rees. After 1919 Horder designed shops for Boots the Chemist (at Bristol, Lincoln, Windsor Brighton and Regent Street, London. Through his friedship with Sir Jesse Boot he obtained the commission to design the buildings at University College, Nottingham from 1922-28. He also designed the house for David Lloyd George At Walton Heath, Surrey. It was through a friendship with an influential client, Sir Tollemache Sinclair, that he obtained his one Scottish commission, the chancel extension to the Episcopal church in Thurso. However, there is documentary evidence to support this attribution.
Morley Horder died in 1944.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|99, Bond Street, London, England||Business||1894|| || |
|6, Hamilton Terrace, London, England||Private||1903 *|| || |
|148, New Bond Street, London, England||Business||Before 1903||After 1914|| |
|3, Arlington Street, London, England||Business||1917 *|| || |
* 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):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|George Devey||1890s(?)|| ||Apprentice|| |
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|British Architectural Library, RIBA||2001||Directory of British Architects 1834-1914|| || || |
|Gray, A Stuart||1985||Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary|| || || |