GRIBBLE, HERBERT AUGUSTINE KEATE #
- Born: 1847 Died: 1894
English architect, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 787. Herbert Gribble, who was born in Plymouth in June 1846(1), was articled to Alfred Norman of Plymouth. A convert to Catholicism (when he took the name Augustine)(2) he worked in the office of JOSEPH ALOYSIUS HANSOM , and spent 'a considerable time' in Dublin in the office of WILLIAM HAGUE  ,(3) in the mid-1870s.(4) He may also have worked in the office of GEORGE COPPINGER ASHLIN ; an illustration by him of Ashlin's chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Carmelite church in Aungier Street appeared in the Irish Builder of 15 July 1877,(5) and he is presumably the 'H.G.' who draw an interior perspective of Ashlin's chapel of 1877 at Mooresfort, Co. Tipperary.(6) He was living at 22 Dunville Avenue, Rathmines, in 1877, when he exhibited four drawings at the RHA.(7) He had a London address by 1878, the year in which he won the competition for designing the Brompton Oratory.(6)
(1) Information from Nick R. Gribble, citing Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Plymouth, Jun 1846, Vol 9, 418.
(2) Information from Nick R. Gribble.
(3) IB 46, 18 Jun 1904, 365.
(2) His son Bernard, the future marine artist, was born in London in 1873, and, according to Graves, he exhibited at the RA from a London address in 1874.
(4) IB 19, 15 Jul 1877, 202.
(5) IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.130/1.
(5) RHA, 1877, nos. 314, 341, 351, 490.
(6) R.H. Harper, Victorian Architectural Competitions (1983), 101.