Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harry Redfern (or Henry Redfern)
Born: 1861
Died: 6 March 1950
Bio Notes: Henry Redfern (generally known as Harry) was born in 1861 and was articled to Henry Woodyer in 1876. He subsequently worked for William Butterfield, Alfred Lawers, Alfred Young Nutt, Peter Dollar and finally William Young (1878-89) before commencing independent practice in Derby in 1889 John James Stevenson took him into partnership in 1896, the Derby then being closed. This partnership lasted until Stevenson's death in 1908; Redfern continued the practice and thereafter worked as Chief Architect to the State Management Districts of the Home Office, and from 1915 onwards was engaged on the State rebuilding of public houses and inns in Carlisle following the influx of workers to the new Gretna Green munitions factories. In his work he collaborated with George Walton. His work in England lies outwith the scope of this dictionary.

Redfern joined the Art Workers Guild in 1901 and served in the committee from 1909-10. He was admitted FRIBA on 8 June 1903, his proposers being Stevenson, Francis William Troup and Alexander Graham. He died in retirement on 6 March 1950.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 44, Porchester Gardens, London, EnglandBusinessc. 18971908 
Item 2 of 42, Hereford Road, London, EnglandPrivate1903 *  
Item 3 of 45, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusiness1914  
Item 4 of 4Carlisle, Cumberland, EnglandBusinessAfter 1915  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Harry Woodyer  Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William ButterfieldAfter 1878Before 1896Assistant 
Item 3 of 4William YoungAfter 1878Before 1896Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Stevenson & Redfern18961908Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Graham8 June 1903for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3John James Stevenson8 June 1903for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Francis William Troup8 June 1903for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour2 December 1911for Associateship
Item 2 of 5Donald Matheson30 November 1925for Fellowship
Item 3 of 5William Mitchell24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 5Hugh Stewart20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 5William Weir20 March 1911for Licentiateship

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 61898Nathaniel Stevenson Memorial Free ChurchBelmont GlasgowScotlandProvided assistance with detailing
Item 2 of 61901Free ChurchStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 3 of 619038-10 Palace GreenKensington LondonEngland 
Item 4 of 61916Gretna TavernCarlisle CumberlandEnglandConversion of former post office to tavern. With George Walton
Item 5 of 61916Lion and Lamb Tavern  CumberlandEnglandWith George Walton
Item 6 of 61916The Globe TavernLongtown CumberlandEnglandWith George Walton


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Beauty's Awakening Beauty's Awakening: The Centenary Exhibition of the Art Workers' Guild Brighton Museum September -November 1984, Royal Pavilion Brighton 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalApril 1950v57London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp245 - obituary