Basic Biographical Details

Name: Flockton & Gibbs
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1878
Ended: 1895
Bio Notes: Thomas James Flockton was born in 1825, the son of William Flockton of Sheffield, and was articled to his father in 1836. He worked in the London offices of Scott & Moffatt and John Johnson and spent a few months engaged in railway work with Sir John Fowler before joining his father in partnership in 1845. Two years before his father's death in 1864, George Lewslie Abbott was taken into partnership as Flockton & Abbott.

In the same year, 1862, Edward Mitchel Gibbs was articled to the firm. Born in Sheffield on 18 October 1847, he remained as a principal assistant, attending classes at Sheffield School of Art. He subsequently spent time in London, studying at the Royal Academy Schools and assisting in the office of Alfred Waterhouse. He worked as superintendent of works to Archibald Neill of Leeds from 1868 until 1872 when he was taken into partnership by Flockton & Abbott, the practice title remaining unchanged.

Gibbs continued in partnership with Thomas James Flockton after the retirement of George Lewslie Abbott in 1878, and the partnership was joined by Flockton's son Charles Burrows Flockton in 1895 as Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton. Gibbs became senior partner in 1902 as Gibbs & Flockton. The partnership was joined by John Charles Amory Teather in 1908 and by Gibbs' son Henry Beckett Swift Gibbs (born 1889) in 1921.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 115, St James' Row, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness18921895 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Edward Mitchel Gibbs18781895Partner 
Item 2 of 2John Forsyth McIlwraith18981900Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 11889Sheffield Municipal BuildingsSheffield YorkshireEnglandCompetition design - reached second stage


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of  For images of work by Amory Teather