Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Belcher
Born: 10 July 1841
Died: 8 November 1913
Bio Notes: John Belcher was born in Southwark, London on 10 July 1841. He was articled to his father, also John Belcher, in 1857, and remained in his office thereafter, with the exception of a period spent in the office of Richard Bell. His father took him into partnership in 1865, and he continued practising alone after his father's retirement in 1870. He subsequently worked in partnership with James Walter James, with Arthur Beresford Pite from 1882 to 1897, and with John James Joass from 1905, Joass having joined him as an assistant in 1896.

Belcher was admitted ARIBA on 13 December 1879 and elevated to FRIBA on 20 March 1882. He became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1900 and a full Academician in 1909. He was a founder of the Art Workers' Guild.

He died in Camberwell, London on 8 November 1913. Joass continued the practice after his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 25, Adelaide Place, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1869After 1882 
Item 2 of 220, Hanover Square, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1890After 1910 

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 1Belcher & Joass19051913Partner 

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 15Arthur Beresford Pite18811882Improver 
Item 2 of 15Arthur Beresford Pite18821897Partner 
Item 3 of 15Henry Wilsonc. 1885c. 1887Assistant 
Item 4 of 15Maxwell Maberly Smith18911894Apprentice 
Item 5 of 15Henry Victor AshleyAfter 1892Before 1896Assistant 
Item 6 of 15Vincent Steadmen1895Before 1899Assistant 
Item 7 of 15John James Joass18961905Assistant 
Item 8 of 15James Charles CookOctober 18971901Assistant 
Item 9 of 15Arthur Forman Balfour Paul18981899Draughtsman 
Item 10 of 15(Sir) Charles Herbert Reilly18981900Assistant 
Item 11 of 15James Hervey Rutherford18991900Assistant(?) 
Item 12 of 15Stewart McLauchlan1902Before 1911Assistant 
Item 13 of 15Francis Runcie Chalmers19031903 or 1904Assistant 
Item 14 of 15Charles Denny Carus-Wilson19061908Assistant 
Item 15 of 15Henry Boddington19081910Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 16(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson2 March 1903for Fellowship - reinstatement after lapsing
Item 2 of 16Robert Shekleton Balfour11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 3 of 16Francis William Bedford2 March 1891for Associateship
Item 4 of 16Detmar Jellings Blow3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 5 of 16William Laidlaw Carruthers7 March 1892for Fellowship
Item 6 of 16Charles Denny Carus-Wilson29 November 1909for Associateship
Item 7 of 16Francis Runcie Chalmers24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 8 of 16William Flockhart18 February 1901for Fellowship
Item 9 of 16John James Joass2 December 1912for Fellowship
Item 10 of 16Sydney Decimus Kitson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 11 of 16Edwin Landseer Lutyens8 January 1906for Fellowship
Item 12 of 16(Sir) Mervyn Edmund Macartney11 March 1889for Fellowship
Item 13 of 16(Sir) Mervyn Edmund Macartney8 January 1906for Fellowship (reinstated after resignation in 1891)
Item 14 of 16Charles Sydney Spooner1906For Fellowship
Item 15 of 16Hugh Thackeray Turner8 January 1906For Fellowship
Item 16 of 16Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)1 December 1902for Associateship

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 11898Tapley ParkInstow DevonEnglandBegun by Belcher alone prior to partnership; presumably completed by Joass after Belcher's death in 1913


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914