Basic Biographical Details

Name: Wellesley & Wills
Bio Notes: Gerald Wellesley Wellington (sometimes just Gerald Wellesley) was born on 21 August 1885, the son and heir to the sixth Duke of Wellington. He was educated at Eton and entered the Diplomatic Service in 1908 being posted in Constantinople, Rome and St Petersburg. His moved to the profession of architecture after this and was articled to Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel from 1919. He commenced independent practice in 1921 and formed a partnership with Trenwith Wills some time thereafter but certainly before 1925. He was elected FRIBA in 1929. From 1936 he held the post of Surveyor of the King's Works of Art, from 1944-1949 he was Lord Lieutenant of the City of London and of Hampshire from 1949-1960. He was a Trustee of the National Gallery from 1950 to 1957 and Governor of the Isle of Wight from 1956 to 1965. He held the post of Chancellor of Southampton University for a time. He died on 4 January 1972.

Trenwith Lovering Wills was born in 1891. He formed the partnership with Wellesley by 1925 and died in the same year, 1972.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 35, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusiness19231924 
Item 2 of 311, Titchfield Terrace, Regents' Park, London, EnglandPrivate/business1925 *  
Item 3 of 3Ormonde House, Regents Park, London, EnglandPrivate/business19271928 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 11925InverchapelLoch Eck ArgyllScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building14 January 1972  p88 Obituary of Wellesley
Item 2 of 2The Times5 January 1972  Obituary of Wellesley