Frederick Henry Brazier

Place of Birth

  • Birth date            July-Sept 1884 at Windsor
  • Married:              July-Sept 1909 to Margaret (Maggie) Bishop (born Windsor) at Brentford
  • Death date          6 July 1967 at John Bagot Hospital, Everton, Liverpool

 Frederick Henry Brazier was born at Clewer, Windsor, in July-September 1884, the son of Jabez Brazier, a corn merchant, and his wife Eleanor. He was educated at Clewer House School, Windsor, before being articled to the architect Stephen Mogg Wyborn of Windsor from 1899 to 1903. He attended Windsor & Eton Art School, Birkbeck College, Richmond School of Art and Manchester School of Art and Technology. According to the Dictionary of British Architects he was employed as assistant to Frank Saxon Snell?, 1903-04, to Howard Goadly? 1905-07, and to Thomas Blagburn? from 1907, although details of architects of these names have still to be found.  In 1909 he passed the qualifying examination of the RIBA. He was registered a Student Member in 1906 [Builder 15 Dec 1906 page 690] and was elected Associate of the RIBA on 29 November 1909: proposed by A S Snell, J H Woodhouse, and Paul Ogden.  In the same year he married following which the couple removed to Hale, Altrincham, where F H Brazier commenced independent practice.

 In 1915-1916 he served in the Royal Army Service Corps, 10th Mechanical Transport, 319th Company

After the Second World War he entered into partnership with Geoffrey Hartington at 21 Market Street, Altrincham and 163A Ashley Road, Hale, both in Cheshire, under the style or firm of BRAZIER AND HARTINGTON, architects and surveyors. The partnership was dissolved on 31 August 1958 on Brazier’s retirement.

Frederick Brazier married Margaret (Maggie) Bishop at Brentford in July-September 1909. They had two children, Joan Margaret born 1908 who married Richard Butchard, and John Bishop Brazier born 1913. The latter served in World War II as a Major in the 116th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery He was killed in action in Normandy on 7 August 1944 and buried in France. His name is included on Hale United Reformed and Altrincham Grammar School War memorials

Margaret died on 29 August 1959. F W Brazier died on 6 July 1967 at John Bagot Hospital, Everton, Liverpool. Probate was granted at London on 4 December to his daughter Joan Margaret Butchard and her husband Thomas Butchard a farmer. Effects £7930. At the time of admission to hospital, he was living with them at White Rails Farm, 86 Turnpike Road Aughton.

1909        20 & 21 Station Buildings, Stamford Road, Altrincham
1912        Fred Brazier ARIBA Bank Chambers Ashley Road Hale (Manchester Guardian)
1914-20   Frederick Henry Brazier ARIBA.  Bank Chambers Ashley Road Hale (Kelly)
1922        F H Brazier, 7 Market Street, Altrincham (Who’s Who in Architecture 1923)
1929-31   F H Brazier, 7 Market Street, Altrincham and Prince’s Chambers, John Dalton Street, Manchester
1936        F H Brazier, 7 Market Street, Altrincham (Builder)
1939        F H Brazier, 7 Market Street, Altrincham (Builder)
1959        Brazier and Harrington, 21 Market Street, Altrincham and 163A Ashley Road, Hale

1901        New Road, Clewer, Berkshire (Census)
1906        Addlestone, Surrey (Builder 15 Dec 1906 page 690)
1909        Porthpean, 15 Queens Road, Hale, Cheshire
1911        Hale Cheshire (census)
1911-15    7 Albert Road Hale
1920s       Bow Green Road, Bowdon
1953        Upwey, St Mary’s Road, Bowdon (MG 7 August 1953 page 10, in memoriam)
1959        Upwey, St Mary’s Road, Bowdon The Guardian 31 August 1959 page 14.
1967        White Ralls Farm, 86 Turnpike Road, Aughton, Ormskirk (Probate)