Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bucknall & Comper
Born: 1888
Died: 1905
Bio Notes: William Bucknall was born in 1851 and practised in London but little is known about him as he did not seek admission to the RIBA. In 1888 he took J Ninian Comper into partnership. Born on 10 June 1864 in Aberdeen, Comper had been educated at Glenalmond and articled to Bodley & Garner from 1883 to 1887. As Bucknall & Comper they had a large practice in stained glass and church furnishing as well as in building for High Church Anglicans. Virtually all of the work of the practice was designed by Comper and in 1905 the partnership was dissolved, both partners thereafter practising alone.

Bucknall died in 1944.

(See separate entry on Comper for the latter's later career.)

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandPrivate/business   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) John Ninian Comper18881905Partner 
Item 2 of 4William Bucknall18881905Partner 
Item 3 of 4Hamilton More Nisbett18971898Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Thomas Gordon Jackson19031905Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 131889St Margaret of Scotland's Episcopal ChurchGallowgate AberdeenScotlandAddition of west chapel of St Nicholas
Item 2 of 131891St Margaret of Scotland's Chapel and ConventOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandPlans approved; only chapel and one bay of convent completed
Item 3 of 131893Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchPitlochry PerthshireScotlandReredos
Item 4 of 131895St Drostan's Episcopal ChurchOld Deer AberdeenshireScotlandReredos
Item 5 of 131896St Drostan's Episcopal ChurchOld Deer AberdeenshireScotlandChancel enlarged in memory of Dean Rankin. Also transeptal organ loft.
Item 6 of 131898All Saints Episcopal Church, WhiterashesWhiterashes AberdeenScotlandChancel remodelled, reredos, stalls. lectern
Item 7 of 131898All Saints Episcopal Church, WhiterashesWhiterashes AberdeenScotlandStained glass
Item 8 of 13Before 1898Church of St John the Evangelist, New HinkseyOxford OxfordshireEngland 
Item 9 of 131899St Margaret's Episcopal ChurchBraemar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 10 of 131901All Saints Episcopal Church, WhiterashesWhiterashes AberdeenScotlandNave remodelled; bellcote and porch.
Item 11 of 131903St Cyprian's ChurchClarence Gate LondonEngland 
Item 12 of 131903St Mary's Episcopal Church, KirktonhillKirriemuir AngusScotland 
Item 13 of 131904St Mary's ChurchWellingborough NorthamptonshireEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Symondson, A (ed)1988The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper (1864-1960): The Last Gothic Revivalist RIBA catalogue, London: RIBA