Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Ledingham
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 November 1849
Died: 1926
Bio Notes: James Ledingham was born in Aberdeen on 28 November 1849, the son of James Ledingham. He was articled to A & W Reid of Elgin and Inverness in 1864, remaining there until 1870 when he moved to Bradford to work for Andrews & Pepper. He commenced independent practice there in 1880, initially at 53 Market Street, moving to 1 New Ivegate later. He passed the qualifying exam in 1884 and was admitted ARIBA on 8 June 1885, his proposers being George Ashdown Audsley, Arthur Cates and John Honeyman, and was elevated to FRIBA on 13 June 1892, his proposers being Cates, H Perkin and W H Thorp. He enjoyed a prosperous practice in Bradford, and particularly in Manningham. He died in 1926.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 253, Market Street, Bradford, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1880  
Item 2 of 21, New Ivegate, Bradford, Yorkshire, EnglandBusinessAfter 1880  

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 2A & W Reid18641870Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Andrews & Pepper18701880Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6George Ashdown Audsley8 June 1885for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Arthur Cates8 June 1885for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Arthur Cates13 June 1892for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6John Honeyman8 June 1885for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Henry Perkin13 June 1892for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6William Henry Thorp13 June 1892for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 4Linstrum, Derek West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture  List of principal works
Item 3 of 4Pike West Riding  p370 - portrait
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder21 May 1926v130 p826 - 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 Nomination Papers A v9 p81 (microfiche 35/G2); F v11 p121 (microfiche 113/A4)