Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Errington
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1926
Died: 1979
Bio Notes: John Errington was born about 1926. He studied for the degree of BArch at Dunelm and was elected ARIBA in 1951. In 1950 he had joined J H Napper as job architect and worked on schools, factories, alterations to housing and agricultural buildings. In 1955 he was promoted to partner with a range of responsibilities covering design, technical, administrative and contractural aspects of the programme of work which included housing, schools, factories, university halls of residence and swimming baths.

The practice became Napper, Errington Collerton Barnett Allott in 1963 and in 1968 Napper Errington Collerton & Associates. In 1968 Errington was in charge of postcontractural work of the practice which included housing, schools, factories, university buildings and swimming baths. He was elected FRIBA in 1968, proposed by J H Napper, Bruce Allsopp and Winston Barnett. At that time he supervised the post-contract work in the practice, worth 2,300,000 p.a. at that time. He was also responsible for pre-contract work including adminstration and constructional aspetcs and for feed-back. He was directly involved with development work on technical problems and solutions and job control techniques. He was jointly responsible for the development of office administrative structure and services and for the appointment of independent consultants and the co-ordination of their services within all projects.

Errington served as an external member of the interviewing board fro practical training interviews at the School of Architecture, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and up to the cessation of the Newcastle centre he was external examiner at the RIBA Intermediate exams. He was also a visiting lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Newcastle.

The practice name later changed to Napper Errington Collerton & Associates.

Errington died in 1979.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 242, Sandhill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, EnglandBusiness1968 *  
Item 2 of 216, Waldridge Road, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, EnglandPrivate1968  

* 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 3Jack Hollingworth Napper19501951Assistant 
Item 2 of 3J H Napper & Partners1955 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Napper, Errington, Collerton, Barnett, Allott1955 *1963Senior Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Winston Barnett4 December 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Jack Hollingworth Napper4 December 1968For Fellowship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no6484 (Combined Box 142)