August 15, 1836, Norwich, England.
February 10, 1908, Durham, England.
An Oxford graduate (MusB 1848, MusD 1864), Armes was a chorister under Zechariah Buck at Norwich, and at Rochester Cathedral under J. L. Hopkins.
He went on to serve as organist at Trinity Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent (1854); St. Andrew’s, Wells Street (1857); Chichester Cathedral (1861); and Durham Cathedral (1861–1907). He was also a Professor of Music at Durham University (1897).
Armes’ burial place