Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Myrie Cory
Designation: Architect
Born: 1846
Died: 1893
Bio Notes: John Myrie Cory was born in 1846, the son of John Augustus Cory of Carlisle, and was articled to his father from 1862. He studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge from 1865 and was an improver to Sir George Gilbert Scott in London from 1867 to 1869. He travelled in the USA for fifteen months. He purchased a partnership in the London Roman Catholic practice of his cousin Alexander Joseph Cory Scoles in 1871 but this does not appear to have proved successful as he emigrated to Shanghai c.1874 to work as assistant to William Kidner, a former fellow assistant in Scott's office.

In 1875 Cory became a partner in Kidner's practice, which reached its peak in 1877 with two large bank commissions. Kidner withdrew from the partnership early in 1878.

Cory continued to practise in Shanghai until at least 1885. He was admitted ARIBA in 1880 and elevated to FRIBA in 1886. He died in 1893.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2London, EnglandBusiness1871(?)c. 1874 
Item 2 of 2Shanghai, ChinaBusinessc. 1874After 1885 

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 3(Sir) George Gilbert Scott18671869Assistant 
Item 2 of 3William Kidner1874(?)1875AssistantLater becamer partner
Item 3 of 3Kidner & Cory1875Early 1878Partner 

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 21877Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank  ShanghaiChina 
Item 2 of 21878Mercantile Bank  ShanghaiChina 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Proceedings1893v9 p339