Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Gatley Briggs
Designation: Architect
Born: 1862
Died: 28 September 1921
Bio Notes: Frank Gatley Briggs was born in 1862 and educated at Lower Bank Academy, Blackburn. He was articled to James Bertwistle of Blackburn from 1876 to 1880 and subsequently worked as assistant to Thomas Chatfeild Clarke before commencing practice on his own account in 1887 in Blackburn and Liverpool, in partnership with Henry Vernon Wolstenholme. They were later joined by Arnold Thornely.

Briggs died on 28 September 1921. Wolstenholme and Thornely continued the practice after his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3May Buildings/51, North John Street, Liverpool, EnglandBusinessBefore 1903After 1911 
Item 2 of 3Central Buildings, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire, EnglandBusinessBefore 1910After 1914 
Item 3 of 3Briar Bank, Merlin Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate1914 *  

* 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 5Thomas Chatfeild Clarke18801887Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Briggs & Wolstenholme18871906Partner 
Item 3 of 5Briggs, Wolstenholme, Hobbs & Thornely1905 * Partner 
Item 4 of 5Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornely1906 Partner 
Item 5 of 5Briggs & Thornely1914 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Stewart McLauchlan9 January 1911for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914