Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ivor Herbert Langley King
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 June 1909
Died: 16 August 1978
Bio Notes: Ivor Herbert Langley King was born on 2 June 1909, the son of Herbert George Langley King, bank manager and his wife, Violet Helen Francis. From October 1927 he studied for five years at the AA Schools. He had five weeks of experience with Hammersmith Borough Council and by the time of his election as ARIBA on 4 December 1933, proposed by Howard Robertson and two others (handwriting illegible) he had worked for nine months with the Corporation of Rochester. It is not clear if he moved to Scotland to work or if the move was made after retirement. His address at time of retirement was 9 Kirkhill Drive, Llanbryde, Elgin.

He died on 16 August 1978 at the Royal infirmary in Aberdeen. He was married twice, first to Isobel Alice Sanderson and second to Eleanor Margaret Stevenson (?check name).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2The Olde Bank House/39, High Street, Rochester, Kent, EnglandPrivate1933 *  
Item 2 of 29, Kirkhill Drive, Llanbryde, Elgin, Morayshire, ScotlandPrivate1973  

* 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 2Rochester Corporation Council, Architect's Departmentc. 1933 Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Hammersmith Borough CouncilEarly 1930s Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1(Sir) Howard Morley Robertson4 December 1933For Associateship


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 no5237 (Combined Box 63)