Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Henry Thorp
Born: 14 May 1852
Died: 16 January 1944
Bio Notes: William Henry Thorp was born in Leeds in 1852 and was articled to A M Fowler, Leeds Borough Surveyor. He commenced practice on his own account in 1876 and in the 1890 merged it with that of George Francis Danby. Thorp was responsible for the design of secular buildings and Danby for ecclesiastical buildings. The partnership was dissolved in 1902; Thorp's son Ralph joined the practice about this time, being taken into partnership in 1909. This lasted until 1911 when Ralph left for London. G H Foggitt was taken in partnership from 1919 until 1923.

Thorp was a friend of Fred Rowntree. He was a founder member and first secretary of the Leeds & Yorkshire Architectural Society and was President from 1890-1892.

Thorp died on 16 January 1944.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Leeds, Yorkshire, EnglandBusinessBefore 1882After 1914 
Item 2 of 2Bristol, Somerset, EnglandPrivate19231944Place of retirement

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 4Francis William Bedford18841887Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4John Stuart Syme18961898Assistant 
Item 3 of 4James Lindsay Grant1896Before 1900Assistant 
Item 4 of 4John Clifford Procter19011904Apprentice 


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4Francis William Bedford2 March 1891for Associateship
Item 2 of 4Francis William Bedford4 December 1899for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4James Ledingham13 June 1892for Fellowship
Item 4 of 4Andrew Rollo29 February 1904for 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 11902Bootham SchoolYork YorkshireEnglandBright Library - in collaboration with Fred Rowntree


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Linstrum, Derek West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture  p385
Item 3 of 3Neave, D and S1990East Riding Chapels and Meeting Houses