Yeoville Thomason

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Birmingham Council House
Singers Hill Synagogue
The Union Club, Bamford's Trust House, 85-89 Colmore Row//Newhall Street

Henry Richard Yeoville Yardley Thomason (17 Jul 1826–19 Jul 1901) was an architect in Birmingham, England. He was born in Edinburgh to a Birmingham family. Thomason set up his own practice in Birmingham 1853–54.


He was a grandson of Sir Edward Thomason, a silversmith and medallist in Birmingham, and son of Henry Botfield Thomason and Elizabeth Yardley. He married Harriett Rollason, daughter of Abel Rollason, on 12 March 1863 in St Barnabas' Church, Erdington.[1] The marriage produced the following children:

  • Florence Mary Thomason (b.1865)
  • Edith Harriett Thomason (b.1867)
  • Philip Rollason Thomason (b.1869)


He was a pupil of Charles Edge, and after qualifying as architect he worked for the borough surveyor. He designed the Council House after winning a competition. He retired in 1896.

Significant works[edit]

He designed, amongst others:[2]

  • Elsewhere:
    • Public Hall, High Street, Smethwick, (1866–67), now the Public Library.[6]


  1. ^ Parish Registers for St Barnabas' Church, Erdington. 1863
  2. ^ a b c d Images of England website
  3. ^ Birmingham, Douglas Hickman, 1970 Studio Vista. p25
  4. ^ Birmingham, Douglas Hickman, 1970 Studio Vista. p35
  5. ^ Birmingham Buildings, The Architectural Story of a Midland City, Bryan Little, 1971, ISBN 0-7153-5295-4
  6. ^ The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1968 Penguin. p81

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