Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Bunn Colling
Designation: Architect
Born: 1813 or 1814
Died: 17 January 1886
Bio Notes: William Bunn Colling was born in 1813 or 1814, the son of an architect and was the middle sibbling of three architect brothers. His younger brother, Wallis Colling was clerk of works at the Royal Courts of Justice under the George Edmund Street and clerk of works at Montague House, Whitehall under William Burn. His other brother, James Kellaway Colling, was the author of 'Art Foliage' and 'Gothic Ornaments'. In his early years William was an 'associate' of Ewan Christian and later of Sir George Gilbert Scott. Subsequently he trained in Norwich and returning to London was articled to 'Brown' and Habershon respectively, after whuch he became assistant to William Burn and on his death to John Macvicar Anderson.

William died on 17 January 1886 at the age of 72.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 173, Margaret Street, London, EnglandBusiness1870 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2John Macvicar Anderson    
Item 2 of 2William Burn  Assistant 

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 2 Memorial tower GuernseyChannel IslandsEnglandDate unknown
Item 2 of 2c. 1860HendrefolianSwansea GlamorganWales 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder23 January 1886L p180, Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection A v4 p107