Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Kingham (Major)
Born: 2 March 1900
Died: 6 November 1977
Bio Notes: (Major) Henry Kingham was born on 2 March 1900, the son of Henry Kingham, restaurateur, and his wife, Alice Ducker. He was articled to Rees & Holt of Liverpool from 1919 and attended the University of Liverpool under Professor Reilly BUdden and Gordon Hean(?), as well as studying construction at Liverpool Technical Schools. He set up business on his own account in Wallasey, Cheshire in 1922 or 1923. From 1927 to 1929 he was Surveyor to Kirkcaldy Corporation Electricity Department. He spent some time in Canada, working on the construction of the Ghost River Dam near Calgary from May to September 1929 and then as supervisory architect to schools for the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Province of Alberta. In May 1936 he resigned the latter post for family health reasons and returned to Scotland, where he was appointed senior assistant to Fife Council Architect's Department, working mainly on schools and public buildings.

His war service was spent working on the contstruction of roads, railways and airfields in Egypt, Italy, Austria and elsewhere. He was still employed on this task when he was admitted LRIBA on 9 April 1946, his proposers being his former employer Richard Holt along with George Brown Deas and William Williamson. The address given in his nomination papers is 75 Kennedy Crescent, Kirkcaldy.

Kingham resigned his RIBA membership before 1970. He died on 6 November 1977 at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Kelly, and three sons.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Liverpool, EnglandPrivateBefore 19191922 or 1923 
Item 2 of 4Wallasey, Cheshire, EnglandBusiness1922 or 19231927 
Item 3 of 4Alberta, CanadaBusiness1927May 1936 
Item 4 of 475, Kennedy Crescent, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1950 *1977 

* 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 2Rees & Holt19191923Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Fife County Architect's DepartmentSeptember 1936August 1940Senior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Brown Deas9 April 1946for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Richard Holt9 April 1946for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William Williamson9 April 1946for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5870 (combined box 105)