Edward Beckitt Lamb

Place of Birth

  • Born: 9 May 1857 at Marylebone London
  • Baptised: 22 December 1857 at St Marylebone Church
  • Married: 1885 Bathea Emily Woollard
  • Died: 1934 [CHECK]

Edward Beckitt Lamb was born on 9 May 1857 at Marylebone, London, the son of Edward Buckton Lamb FRIBA and his wife Caroline Francis (Nixon) and was baptised on 22 December of that year at St. Marylebone Church. He received his training from his father and Professor Kerr FRIBA.  By 1880 he had moved to Manchester possibly working as assistant to G T Redmayne, before setting up an office at St Mary’s Gate, Manchester where he prepared the designs for the church of St Mary, Nice, France. However, there is no record of other commissions or any Building Regulations applications in the Manchester Town Hall archive (D Hilton). The 1881 Census records him as being in lodgings at 2 Norton Place, Cheetham, his occupation being given as architect and musician. How long he remained in Manchester is unclear, but he is not recorded in the 1883 directory.

Following his marriage in 1884 he lived for about twelve years at Wandsworth where all of his four children were born before moving to various addresses in south-east London. From 1895 to 1909 he maintained an office at 31 Craven Street, Strand, London. The 1901 census records the family at Marlborough Wiltshire (holiday?). Edward, aged 43, described himself as Architect, Designer, Artist, Worker (in the Arts and Crafts tradition?).  In 1911 he was employed in the Ministry of Works where he remained for fifteen years. Works (no dates) recorded in Who’s Who on Architecture 1926 include Church at Clapham; Screen. Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe; Residence Bromley; and a Residence at Studland Bay Dorset.

He married in 1885 Bathea Emily Woollard, (born 1854, Faversham) at Thanet Kent. They had two sons two daughters His first son died in infancy, his second son, Edward Wollard Penistone Lamb, was killed in action in France on 24 April 1918. He had survived 25 days at the front.

1880: St Mary's Gate Manchester (B A 2 July 1880)
1894: Edward B Lamb MSA 45 Finsbury Pavement London EC (BA 28 Dec 1894)
1895-1909: 31 Craven Street, Strand, London

1857-1871: 3 Hinde Street, Manchester Square, Marylebone
1881: 2 Norton Place Chapel Lane, Cheetham, Manchester (Census)
1886-1896: Wandsworth
1896-1897: "New Appleton" or Nunnapleton“ Argyle Terrace 48 Penmartin Road Brockley (London suburban southern)
1898-1899: 245 Norwood Road, London
1900-1901: 3 Springfield Parade London SE
1901: Marlborough Wiltshire (1901 census – holiday?)
1904-1913: 9 Endwell Road, Brockley S.E., Deptford, London.
1923: 1 Romola Road, Tulse Hill, London SE24 (Who’s Who in Arch 1923)
1926: 1 Romola Road, Tulse Hill, London SE24 (Who’s Who in Arch. 1926)
1932: 1 Romola Road, S.E. 24, Norwood and North, Lambeth