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Francis James Watson-Hart

Francis James Watson-Hart, 1880-1953

Lived at:

  • 201 Hampstead Way (2011 Census),
  • 2 Hill Close, London (1922-29)

  • Architect
  • Graphic artist

Professional work:
  • Worked as an assistant to John Belcher (1841-1913), and to Francis Atkinson (1888-1952).
  • Commenced professional work as an architect in London in 1909, in partnership with Herbert Arthur Welch (1883-1953) in London from c.1910.
  • 1914 - 1918 he was architect to the Ministry of Works. 
  • From 1929 he was in partnership with George Valentine Myer (1883-1959) in the architectural firm Myer & Watson-Hart [Val Myer & Francis James Watson-Hart].
  • Among their commissions was Broadcasting House at Portland Place, London in 1930-32, and the redesign and rebuilding of Aldford House on Park Lane, London for the Grosvenor Estate,  1930-32.  
  • Licentiate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (L.R.I.B.A.) 1931;
  • Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (F.R.I.B.A.), 1939.
  • Awarded the Professor Banister Fletcher Medal by the Architectural Association in 1904; and the Royal Academy Bronze Medal in 1906.


Francis James Watson-Hart
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