Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman
Born: 1 March 1863
Bio Notes: Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman was born on 1 March 1863 and articled to Robert Rowand Anderson from May 1878 to May 1883, remaining as assistant to Anderson and his partners George Washington Browne and Hew M Wardrop until 1887. During that time he attended Edinburgh University under Professor Baldwin Brown and John Watson's classes at Edinburgh Architectural Association, and narrowly missed winning the gold medal for a proposed restoration of the Odeon of Pericles. At the end of his time with Wardrop and Anderson he spent some three weeks making measured drawings of Kirby Hall, Northampton before moving to London to join first Arthur Cawston and then Thomas Chatfeild Clarke. At some unspecified date he moved to Bath to work for Charles Edward Davis; and from there, around 1890, he obtained a salaried post in the Corporation of the City of London Surveyor's Department under Sydney Perks He was admitted LRIBA on 27 January 1911 his proposers being Perks, Clarke's son Howard Chatfeild Clarke, and John Douglass Mathews, the Tallow Chandlers Company Surveyor. At that date he had travelled in France and Belgium.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 116, Cheriton Square, Upper Tooting, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 9(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonMay 18781881Apprentice 
Item 2 of 9Anderson & Browne1881May 1883Apprentice 
Item 3 of 9Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneMay 18831885Assistant 
Item 4 of 9Wardrop & Anderson18851887Assistant 
Item 5 of 9Arthur Cawston1887Before 1890Assistant 
Item 6 of 9Thomas Chatfeild ClarkeAfter 1887Before 1890Assistant 
Item 7 of 9Charles Edward DavisAfter 1887c. 1890Assistant 
Item 8 of 9Corporation of the City of London Surveyor's Departmentc. 1890After 1911Principal AssistantWorking under Sydney Perks
Item 9 of 9Sydney Perksc. 1890After 1911Principal AssistantIn Corporation of the City of London Surveyor's Department


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Howard Chatfeild Clarke27 February 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Joseph Douglass Mathews27 February 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Sydney Perks27 February 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 71878Central Station Hotel  GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 2 of 71878University of Edinburgh, Medical School and McEwan Hall  EdinburghScotlandMedical School - as apprentice/assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 3 of 71879Mount StuartRothesay (near)ButeButeScotlandRebuilding - as apprentice/assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 4 of 71880Conservative Club  EdinburghScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 5 of 71881St George's Free Church  EdinburghScotlandTower - as apprentice to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 6 of 71882Govan Old Parish ChurchGovan GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 7 of 71885National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Antiquities  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

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 L v10 no586 (microfilm reel 32)