Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Collingwood Farmer
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 July 1904
Died: c. 1939
Bio Notes: Henry Collingwood Farmer was born on 2 July 1904. From October 1923 he studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Regent Street Polytechnic and from 1926 to 1930 he attended the Royal Academy Schools. During the latter period he assisted in the office of Hugh Satchel in London, mainly working on domestic commissions and transferred in 1928 to the office of Sir Frank Baines where he worked on offices. During his vacations he travelled and made drawings in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Spain. He was elected ARIBA in late 1930 or early 1931, his proposers being Frank Baines, Frederick Chatterton and Alfred Cox(?).

By 1937 Farmer had been elected FRIBA and at that time was a partner in the practice Sutcliffe, Taylor & Farmer. However his career was cut short. He served as a Ty Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve and was killed in action on the Silja at some point during the Second World War.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 234, Temple Fortune Lane, London, EnglandPrivate(?)c. 1930  
Item 2 of 25, Cumberland Place, Southampton, EnglandBusinessc. 1938 Address of Sutcliffe Taylor & Farmer

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 2Hugh Satchel19251928Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Frank Baines (Sir)19281930Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frank Baines (Sir)Late 1930 or early 1931For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Frederick ChattertonLate 1930 or early 1931For Assoiateship
Item 3 of 3Alfred CoxLate 1930 or early 1931For Associateship


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 Military deaths
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 4533 (Combined box 20)