William Frame

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
William Frame
The Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay - geograph.org.uk - 852953.jpg
Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, Frame's masterpiece
Born 1848
Melksham, Wiltshire
Died April 1906
Nationality English
Notable work

William Frame was an English architect.[1] He came from Melksham, Wiltshire,[2] and was articled firstly to William Smith of Trowbridge,[1] he then became assistant to John Prichard of Llandaff.[1] In 1868, he entered the office of William Burges and worked with Burges at Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch.[1] Following Burges's death in 1881, Frame remained in the service of John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute and continued Burges's work at both castles, as well as designing the grade I listed Pierhead Building in the docks built by Bute's father. During these years he won the Royal Academy's gold medal and the Soane Medallion.[1] Later in his life, Frame also produced a small number of very well regarded grandfather clocks in the village of Larkhall, Scotland that were commissioned by some of the aristocratic class of his time.[3]

He died in April 1906, his latter years marred by alcoholism.[1]