Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Geoffry Lucas (or Geoffry Lucas)
Born: 6 June 1872
Died: 3 October 1947
Bio Notes: Thomas Geoffry [sic] Lucas - generally known as Geoffry Lucas or T Geoffry Lucas - was born in 1872 and articled to Walter John Nash Millard of Hitchin from 1889. He studied at the atelier of Frank Thomas Baggallay and W J N Millard from 1889 to 1891, attending classes at University College, London, the Architectural Association, and the Royal Academy Schools. He was an assistant with the Scottish London-based architect William Flockhart, moving back to the practice of Baggallay & Millard, then to the office of Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes and finally to that of Frederick Arthur Walters. He passed the qualifying exam and was elected ARIBA on 4 December 1899, his proposers being Edward William Mountford, Frank Thomas Baggallay and Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes. He was elected FRIBA on 27 March 1911, proposed again by Stokes and also by Edward Guy Dawber and Henry Thomas Hare.

Lucas commenced independent practice in Hitchin in 1895 and his main works from this period include houses at Hampstead Garden Suburb, houses at Ponders End and Broxbourne and elsewhere in the vicinity of Hitchin, his home town, where he also designed a bank. Thomas Arthur Lodge and Paul Badcock were articled pupils in his office. In 1911 he won the competition for a 500 home, built at Gidea Park Essex. In 1912 he was awarded the Godwin Bursary and after the First World War in 1919 he formed a partnership with Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Thomas Arthur Lodge was taken into partnership in 1923 and the partnership lasted until 1930 when Lucas withdrew to practise on his own.

He died on 3 October 1948.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Western House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1896 *  
Item 2 of 610, Gray's Inn Square, London, EnglandBusiness1899 *  
Item 3 of 62, Vernon Place, Bloomsbury Square, London, EnglandBusiness(?)1904 *  
Item 4 of 683, Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1908 *  
Item 5 of 6&, Hitchin Hill, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1911 *  
Item 6 of 613, Gray's Inn Square, London, EnglandBusiness(?)1914 *  

* 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 6F T Baggallay & W J N Millard18891891Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Walter John Nash Millard1889Before 1899Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6Frederick Arthur WaltersAfter 18911899(?)Assistant 
Item 4 of 6William FlockhartAfter 1891Before 1899Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Leonard Aloysius Scott StokesAfter 1891Before 1899Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Lucas & Lanchester19191930Partner 

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 1Thomas Arthur Lodge1905Before 1910Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Francis Thomas Baggallay (or Frank Thomas Baggallay)4 December 1899for Associateship
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Edward Guy Dawber27 March 1911for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Henry Thomas Hare27 March 1911for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Edward William Mountford4 December 1899for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes4 December 1899for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes27 March 1911for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4James William Crawford24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4Courtenay Melville Crickmer2 December 1912for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4Leslie Gordon LunanMid 1921for Associateship
Item 4 of 4William Harold Williams20 July 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 21917All Saints Episcopal ChurchGretna DumfriesshireScotlandChurch and furnishings - as assistant to Unwin
Item 2 of 2c. 1917All Saints Episcopal RectoryGretna DumfriesshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Royal Academy exhibitors     
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalNovember 1947v55London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp39 Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v14 p62 (microfiche 67/C1); F v20 no 1448 (microfilm reel 13)