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Charles Carrick  Allom

Charles Carrick Allom

Male 1865 - 1947  (81 years)


  • Name Charles Carrick Allom  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 16 Jun 1865  Notting Hill Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5
    Residence Dec 1865  19 Cambridge Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Baptism 22 Dec 1865  St Mark, Notting Hill Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St Mark, Notting Hill, in the County of Middlesex in the Year 1865: 22 Dec 1865: Charles Carrick, parents Arthur Thomas & Isabel Allom, 19 Cambridge Terrace, Architect, born 16 Jun 1865. E K Kendall.
    Residence Apr 1871  29 Cambridge Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation Sep 1888  Artist  [6
    Residence Sep 1888  18 Batoum Gardens, West Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage 22 Sep 1888  Holy Trinity, Kilburn Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6, 7
    Laura Ann Tatham,   b. 29 Apr 1863, 31 Surrey St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1952, Triscombe, Heath Drive, Potters Bar Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1891  Designer / decorative  [2
    Residence Apr 1891  The Knoll, Park Avenue, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation Mar 1901  Decorative Artist  [4
    Residence Mar 1901  35 Mowbray Rd, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation Apr 1911  Artist (decorative). Quarry owner. Architect. Contractor. Electrical engineer.  [8
    Residence Apr 1911  Fairlawn, Totteridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Post/Rank/Title 1913  Knight  [9
    Residence 1931  Westbury House, Westbury-on-Severn Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Occupation 1938  15 St George St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location ; Registered Architect  [10
    Residence 1946  36 Heath Drive, Potters Bar Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Death 01 Jun 1947  Potters Bar Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 11, 12
    • probate record not found
    Notes 
    • Sir Charles Allom, whose death at Potter's Bar, Middlesex on Sunday within a few days of his eighty-second birthday has already been announced, was not only the founder of a firm which carried out interior decoration of a distinguished character but an all-round sportsman and a member of a number of important public bodies.
      Charles Carrick Allom was born on June 16, 1865. The son of an architect and the grandson of two painters, he made good use of his inherited gifts and studied at the Royal College of Art and in France and Italy before setting up in London as an interior designer in the latter part of the last century. He was fortunate in that the taste of the time was turning from the later extravagances of the Gothic revival to the restrained classicism of the eighteenth century and the owners of country houses were rediscovering the treasures they possessed in the shape of furniture designed under the influence of the great English masters of their craft. His taste was exactly in tune with the time and he set to work to restore where possible and to re-create where necessary appropriate settings, with the result that by the early years of this century the firm of White, Allom and Co. had a reputation second to none in the field. Traditional in outlook but with a fine eye for craftsmanship, the head of the firm collected a large number of often fragmentary pieces of decorative craftsmanship from all over Europe to help him in his work, many of which were on exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum before the outbreak of war in 1939. They were much used by students.
      By 1911 Allom's reputation was already so high that he was the natural choice as a Royal Commissioner for the international exhibitions at Brussels, Turin and Rome in that and the following year. Knighted in 1913, he turned over the resources of his firm during the 1914-18 was to the making of high explosive shells, and the firm carried out a number of large contracts for war material during the 1939-45 war also. He was a member of the council for the Empire Exhibition in 1923, and had been associated with a number of bodies representing the professional interests of architects and surveyors, among them being the Architects' Registration Council. His other official activities included membership of the Board of Education's advisory committee on art education, and of the Local Government Board's building committee and reconstruction council.
      Quite another aspect of his character may be seen in his devotion to outdoor sports, which remained with him all his days. As a young man he played a notable game as a three-quarter at Rugby, was an excellent sprinter at the quarter- and half-mile distances, and in 1885, with his brother Mr. W. H. Allom, set up a Thames record in sculling in the racing pairs. For many years he was, moreover, a member of the cricket eleven on The London Scottish. He played golf with skill and enthusiasm all his life and at one time his handicap was as low as three; he had many successful seasons as a racing yachtsman in all classes, beginning in 1892 with his ownership of the 2-ton Doris, continuing with the 150-metre Istria, in which he collected 30 flags in 31 starts in the 1912 season, and culminating with his famous White Heather, which won the King's Cup three times and the Royal Albert Gold Cup seven times.
      He married in 1888 Laura, daughter of Mr. Albert Tatham. There were two daughters of the marriage. [The Times, 05 Jun 1947]
    • Charles was [Gilbert Fox Allom]'s brother & they worked together. Charles had a fine business as an interior designer - among his jobs was the Frick in New York. We discovered very late on that he had also fathered a daughter by we think a Miss Smith. The daughter was adopted & became the wife of a farmer in Devon. [Allom tree 04 Aug 2010]
    • Notable projects in USA:
      - Henry Clay Frick House, at 1 East 70th Street and Fifth Avenue, NYC; 1912-1914; houses the Frick Collection;
      - Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, PA; Widener Mansion, 1898; fittings mostly dispersed;
      - Stotesbury townhouse, Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA; extant ballroom and Swan-Neck mantelpiece;
      - Whitemarsh Hall, Wyndmoor, PA; client, E.T.Stotesbury; interiors, 1919; demolished;
      - Ardrossan, Radnor, PA; interiors; Client, Montgomery-Scott family; extant;
      - Huntington Library, San Marino, CA; extant.
    • His design firm, White Allom, carried on after his death. It was acquired by Holloway Brothers in 1960, and continued trading until Oct 2011.
    • At Harrow School, in the War Memorial Building, there is a room called the Alex Fitch Room, which was furnished between the World Wars by Sir Charles Allom who was commissioned by Lady Lilian Fitch. The room can still be seen and has not been greatly altered - image on the school website. [Harrow School Archivist, 11 Jul 2013]
    Person ID I1932  Tatham | Crew branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 01 Aug 2013 

    Father Arthur Thomas Allom,   b. 05 Apr 1829, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1895, 2 Barnes Villas, Lonsdale Rd, Barnes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Isabel Carrick,   b. 1835, Carlisle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1892, 2 Barnes Villas, Lonsdale Rd, Barnes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Marriage 04 Feb 1862  St Mary Abbots, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [13, 14
    Notes 
    • Ch resid Apr 1871: Ernest Arthur, 7; Charles C, 5; Hugh M, 4; Mabel M C, 2; Walter S, 1.
    • Ch resid Apr 1881: Hugh M, 14; Gilbert F, 7.
    • Ch resid Apr 1891: Ernest A, 27; Hugh M, 24; Walter S, 21; Amy I, 19; Gilbert T, 17.
    Family ID F0419  Family Group Sheet

    Family Laura Ann Tatham,   b. 29 Apr 1863, 31 Surrey St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1952, Triscombe, Heath Drive, Potters Bar Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Marriage 22 Sep 1888  Holy Trinity, Kilburn Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6, 7
    Charles Carrick Allom and Laura Ann Tatham
    Charles Carrick Allom and Laura Ann Tatham
    marriage 22 Sep 1888
    Notes 
    • Apr 1891: 1 serv.
      Apr 1911: 6 serv, 26 rooms
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Allom,   b. 08 Jun 1889, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1918, Warminster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. Amy Doris Allom,   b. 04 Jun 1893, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Aug 1981, Surrey Mid E Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Charles Cedric Gordon Allom,   b. 07 Sep 1896, The Knoll, Park Avenue, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1917, Rouen, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +4. Laura Gwendoline Allom,   b. 12 Aug 1898, 35 Mowbray Rd, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1984, Hillingdon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F0002  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Jun 1865 - Notting Hill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dec 1865 - 19 Cambridge Terrace, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 22 Dec 1865 - St Mark, Notting Hill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 29 Cambridge Terrace, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1888 - 18 Batoum Gardens, West Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 22 Sep 1888 - Holy Trinity, Kilburn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 22 Sep 1888 - Holy Trinity, Kilburn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - The Knoll, Park Avenue, Willesden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 35 Mowbray Rd, Willesden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Fairlawn, Totteridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1931 - Westbury House, Westbury-on-Severn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Registered Architect - 1938 - 15 St George St, Mayfair Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1946 - 36 Heath Drive, Potters Bar Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 01 Jun 1947 - Potters Bar Link to Google Earth
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    Charles Carrick Allom (1865-1947)
    Charles Carrick Allom (1865-1947)

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Hendon, 3Q1888.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 25 b Notting Hill

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 5 b Kensington

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 35 b Barnes

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Mark, Notting Hill, 22 Dec 1865.

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Holy Trinity, Kilburn, 22 Sep 1888.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 22 yrs

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 45 b London

    9. [S05] The Times, obituary, 05 Jun 1947.

    10. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Edmonton, 2Q1947.
      age 81

    12. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Allom tree.
      accessed on GR 03 Aug 2010

    13. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 1Q1862.

    14. [S11] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald, 08 Feb 1862.
      marriage notice