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 July 1826 – 19 July 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.[1]


Yeoville Thomason was a grandson of Sir Edward Thomason, a silversmith and medallist in Birmingham, and son of Henry Botfield Thomason and Elizabeth Yardley.[citation needed]

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

As architect to Birmingham, Dudley and District Banking Company he designed several bank buildings in the area.[1]

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. ^ a b "Yeoville Thomason (1826-1901)". The Victoria Web. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  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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