Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ernest Howard Sadler
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 September 1911
Died: 11 December 1989
Bio Notes: Ernest Howard Sadler was born on 12 September 1911, the son of Ernest Sadler, builder contractor and his wife, Annie Wright. From 1927 to 1932 to was articled to John Simpson of Matlock whilst at the same time stdying part-time at Derby College of Art. From 1929 to1934 he received private tuition from John Williams who was a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture, Manchester University. He sat the RIBA examination in December 1935 and was elected ARIBA on 13 February 1936 his proposers being Lawrence Dawbarn, E W Armstrong, George H Widdows.

From 1936 he was a senior assistant to E W Armstrong and from 1940 he was constructional consultant to the Tentest Fibre Board Company. In 1945 he returned to E W Armstrong as chief assistant and was invited to join his practice as partner in 1948. During this period he worked on housing for the Guiness trust and for the LCC Metrolpolitan and other borough councils. In 1950 he commenced private practice in New Barnet.

He died on 11 December 1989 at his home at 37 Grange Loan. His wife, Marie Evelyn Milner, had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 337, Grange Loan, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1989 
Item 2 of 319, Hobart Place, Eaton Square, London, EnglandBusiness1936 *  
Item 3 of 314, Hadley Road, New Barnet, Hampshire, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1959  

* 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 4E W Armstrong19261928Senior Assistant 
Item 2 of 4John Simpson19271932Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4E W Armstrong19451948Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 4E W Armstrong19481950Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6E W Armstrong13 February 1936For Associateship
Item 2 of 6N F Cachemaille-Day12 May 1959For Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Lawrence Dawbarn13 February 1936For Associateship
Item 4 of 6Allan Johnston12 May 1959For Fellowship
Item 5 of 6George Henry Widdows13 February 1936For Associateship
Item 6 of 6James Mollison Wilson12 May 1959For Fellowship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6039 and F no5402 (Combined Box 75)