1839-1924

January 11, 1839, London, England.

June 2, 1839, St. George’s Everton, Liverpool, England.

May 29, 1924, Torquay, Devon, England..

Son of Liverpool solicitor H. Heathcote Statham, and brother of Francis Statham, Heathcote was educated at the Liverpool Collegiate Institution under Dr. Howson, then articled to an architect in Liverpool, where he subsequently practiced for a time. Around age 30, he moved to London. In 1883, he became editor of The Builder, a post he held for a quarter century. He was an amateur musician, and gave classical organ recitals at the Albert Hall on Sunday afternoons during the London season. He also wrote on music, and for many years was music critic for the Edinburgh Review. He contributed to Grove’s Dictionary of Music, and wrote many essays on artistic, musical, and literary subjects, especially in the Edinburgh Review, the Fortnightly Review and the Nineteenth Century. Many of his papers were read before the Institute of Architects and the Architectural Association. He was a member of the Architectural Association, the Musical Association, and Fellow of the Royal Philharmonic Society. He married Florence Elizabeth Dicken February 17, 1887, in Upper Norwood, London.

Statham’s works include:

  1. St. Joseph