Herbert Jackson (architect)

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Herbert Jackson
Born25 June 1909[1]
Died1989 (age 89-90)
Warwickshire, England
Margaret Elizabeth Pearson
(m. 1930)
AwardsSaxon Snell Prize (1931)

Herbert Jackson FRIBA FRTPI (25 June 1909 – 1989), known as "Jacko",[2] was a British architect and town planner, active in Birmingham and the Black Country, England, during and after World War II. He worked in the practice of Jackson & Edmonds,[3] and sometimes partnership with Thomas Alwyn Lloyd.[4]

Jackson was born in 1909, the son of John Herbert Jackson. He was educated at Handsworth Grammar School and Birmingham School of Architecture.[1] He was awarded the Saxon Snell Prize in 1931, the same year he went into private practise.[3]

With Patrick Abercrombie, in 1948 he authored The West Midlands Plan and the North Staffordshire Plan, each commissioned by the Minister for Town and Country Planning.[4][5] He was President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) from 1960–1962.

In 1955, his address was given as 25, Augustus Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.[3]

His portrait was sketched in 1947 by the artist Bernard Fleetwood-Walker, an earlier RBSA President, whose son, Guy, worked for Jackson & Edmonds.[2]


  • Lloyd, Thomas Alwyn; Jackson, Herbert (1943). Brierley Hill: Town planning and post-war reconstruction. Brierley Hill Urban District Council. 8pp
  • Lloyd, Thomas Alwyn; Jackson, Herbert (1944). Town planning and post-war reconstruction: report. Dudley County Borough Council.
  • Lloyd, Thomas Alwyn; Jackson, Herbert (1945). Town planning and post-war development, a report prepared by the Council's town planning consultants in collaboration with the Borough Engineer and Surveyor [G.N. Maynard]. (Stourbridge; 1945), 12pp, 1s. Report accepted by Council 30 July 1945
  • Lloyd, Thomas Alwyn; Jackson, Herbert (1949). South Wales Outline Plan: for the South Wales & Monmouthshire development area (excluding the Borough of Pembroke). HMSO., prepared in 1947 for the Minister of Town & Country Planning.


  1. ^ a b Who was who: A Companion to Who's Who, Containing the Biographies of Those who Died. A. & C. Black. 1981. p. 338. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Herbert Jackson, 1947". B Fleetwood-Walker - All Known Works. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "DSA Architect Biography Report". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b Larkham, Peter J.; Lilley, Keith D. (2012). Planning the 'City of Tomorrow' British reconstruction planning, 1339-1952: an annotated bibliography.
  5. ^ Sutcliffe, Anthony; Smith, Roger (1974), Birmingham 1939–1970, History of Birmingham, vol. 3, London: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-215182-7

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