Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Yates Mayor
Designation: Architect
Born: 1865
Died: 1917
Bio Notes: Robert Yates Mayor was born in 1865 and articled to William Landless in Glasgow from 1881 to 1887, also spending time in the office of Landless's former partner Henry Edward Clifford. At the beginning of 1888 he was recruited by Campbell Douglas & Sellars to help with the Glasgow International Exhibition project and after Sellars's death remained with Campbell Douglas & Morrison until the end of 1889. In 1890 he moved to Bristol to work first for William Larkins Bernard and then for R Milverton Drake. Over the following decade he moved several times - in 1891 to Kendal as assistant to Stephen Shaw; in 1892 to Leigh as assistant to James Caldwell Prestwick; in 1893 to Norwich as assistant first to Arthur John Lacey and then John Bond Pearce; and finally in 1899 to Charles Dorman & Son of Northampton.

He left the Dormans in 1902 to commence independent practice in partnership with John Brown. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being his former employer Charles Henry Dorman, Frederick William Dorman who was presumably a relative of Charles Henry but appears to have practised separately, and Ernest Robert Danford, another Northampton architect.

Mayor died in 1917.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 280, Abingdon Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, EnglandBusinessBefore 1908After 1911 
Item 2 of 270, Kingsley Park Terrace, Northampton, Northamptonshire, EnglandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 

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 12William Landless18811887Apprentice 
Item 2 of 12Henry Edward CliffordAfter 1881Before 1887ApprenticeServed part of his apprenticeship in Clifford's office
Item 3 of 12Campbell Douglas & Sellars18881888Assistant 
Item 4 of 12Campbell Douglas & Morrison18881889Assistant 
Item 5 of 12William Larkins Bernard18901890 or 1891Assistant 
Item 6 of 12R Milverton Drake1890 or 18911891Assistant 
Item 7 of 12Stephen Shaw18911892Assistant 
Item 8 of 12James Caldwell Prestwick18921893Assistant 
Item 9 of 12Arthur John Lacey18931896Assistant 
Item 10 of 12John Bond Pearce1896(?)1899Assistant 
Item 11 of 12C Dorman & Son18991902Assistant 
Item 12 of 12Mayor & Brown1902After 1911Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Ernest Robert Danford20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Charles Henry Dorman20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Frederick William Dorman20 July 1911for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalMarch 1918v25London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp121 - 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 L v19 no1456