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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis Thomas Dollman
Designation: Architect
Born: 1812
Died: 26 December 1899
Bio Notes: Francis Thomas Dollman was born in 1812 and articled to Augustus Charles Pugin from 1827 to 1832. He was renowned for his skill as a draughtsman and assisted Pugin with the plates for ''Examples of Gothic Architecture'. In 1833 he then moved to the office of George Basevi where he remained for twelve years until his death in 1845. He commenced independent practice in London in 1846, and was best known for his books, which followed the A C Pugin format, beginning with 'Examples of Ancient Pulpits in England', 1848. He was elected ARIBA on 4 January 1846 with the influential backing of G G Scott, Benjamin Ferrey, Sydney Smirke and C C Nelson, and was librarian of the RIBA from 1863 to 1886. He was briefly in partnership with William Taprell Allen, from February 1874 to December 1878.

Dollman died on 26 December 1899.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1105, Great Russell Street, London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Augustus Charles Pugin18271832Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Benjamin Ferrey4 January 1846for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) George Gilbert Scott4 January 1846for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Sydney Smirke4 January 1846for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 11855 or 1856Edinburgh Castle  EdinburghScotlandProposed restoration and additions with Moody


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder13 January 1900   
Item 2 of 3Building News14 November 1890   
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal13 June 1900VIILondon: Royal Institute of British Architectsp97 Obituary by Edward G Hayes

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files  
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v3 p197; F v12 p83


© All rights reserved. Building News 14 September 1890 

© All rights reserved. Building News 14 September 1890