Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Sadler
Designation: Architect
Born: 10 September 1894
Died: 1965
Bio Notes: James Sadler was born on 10 September 1894, probably in Dundee. He was articled to James MacLaren & Sons in Dundee from 1910-1914 and during this period he attended classes in architecture, building construction, design and mechanics at Dundee Technical College and School of Art, becoming a probationer of the RIBA in 1912 or 1913.

During the First World War he served with the Royal Flying Corps of the RAF and the Royal West Kent Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant. He was discharged in 1919.

The following year he took a post as assistant to H Guy Holt and was on the architectural staff of the Bank of British West Africa. From 1935 he was staff architect with Messrs Johnson Mathey & Co, large large chemical company, in London. He was elected LRIBA in 1947, proposed by Charles Soutar, H Leadbetter and Sir Thomas Bennett.

Sadler retired in 1957. He moved to Hove, Sussex about this time. He died in 1965 in Hove, his death being registered between July and September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 479-83, Hatton Gardens, London, ScotlandBusiness1947 *  
Item 2 of 412, Strafford Drive, Broxbourne, Huntingdonshire, EnglandPrivate1947 *  
Item 3 of 478, Hatton Gardens, Holborn, London, EnglandBusiness1950 *  
Item 4 of 440, King George VI Mansions, Court Farm Road, Hove, Sussex, EnglandPrivate1960 *  

* 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):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3James Maclaren & Sons19101914Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Bank of British West Africa1920c. 1935Assistant 
Item 3 of 3H Guy Holt1920c. 1935Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Thomas Penberthy Bennett14 October 1947For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3H Lidbetter14 October 1947For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Geddes Soutar14 October 1947For Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no 6158 (Combined Box 122)