Birth: 15 May 1825

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Chorlton, Lancashire

Baptism: 8 September 1825

Place of Baptism: Unitarian Church, Manchester, Lancashire

Death: 1899 - June Quarter

Place or Registered Place of Death: Sevenoaks, Kent

Father: James Darbishire

Mother: Mary Roberts

Spouse(s): Eliza Paget

Date of Marriage: 5 October 1858

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Little Comberton, Worcestershire


Frederick Astley Darbishire (1860-1926)
Lilie Gwendoline Darbishire (1862-)
Henry Vernon Darbishire (1864-)


The Gentleman's Magazine - Volume 5 - 1858
At Little Comberton, Henry Astley, third son of the late James Darbyshire, esq., of Green Heys, to Eliza, only dau. of the late George Byng Paget, esq, of Sutton Bonnington.

Henry Astley Darbishire - (1825–99)
English architect mostly associated with philanthropic schemes, including the Gothic Columbia Market (1866) and the Gothic working-class housing-scheme at Columbia Square (1857–60), both in Bethnal Green, London, financed by Miss Angela Georgina (later Baroness) Burdett-Coutts (1814–1906), but both demolished. For the same client he designed the Picturesque Gothic Holly Village, Highgate, London (1865), a group of modest houses round a green, influenced no doubt by Nash's Blaise Hamlet, Som. Darbishire produced a standard design for five-storey apartment-blocks (the planning of which was derived from Henry Roberts's pioneering schemes of the 1850s) for the Peabody Trust (set up in 1862 to ameliorate the condition of the London poor). Many of these Italianate blocks survive in London.

E.C.I.A. Book
Darbishire. Frederic Astley, elder son of late Henry Astley Darbishire, of Oakdene, Cowden, Kent ; Ch. Ch. Oxf., Barr. Inner Temple. Left Eton Christmas 1877. 35 Queen Victoria St., E.C.

Henry and Eliza had issue.


1871 Census:

Eccleston Square, St George Hanover Square, Westminster
Henry Astley Darbishire - Head - 45 - 1826 - Architect - Chorlton on Medlock, Lancashire
Eliza Darbishire - Wife - 37 - Sutton Bonnington, Nottinghamshire
Lilie Gwendoline Darbishire - Daughter - 8 - St. George's, Hanover Square
Henry Vernon Darbishire - Son - 6 - Bushey, Hertfordshire

1881 Census:

Oak Dene, Cowden, Kent
Henry A. Darbishire - Head - Married - 55 - Architect and J.P. of County of Kent - Chorlton, Lancs
Eliza Darbishire - Wife - 47 - Sutton Bonnington
Lilie G. Darbishire - Daughter - 18 - St. George's, Hanover Square, London

1891 Census:

Oak Dene, High Street, Cowden, Kent
Henry A. Darbishire - Head - Married - 65 - Retired Archtect - Charlton Medlor, Lancs
Eliza Darbishire - Wife - 57 - Sutton Bonnington
Lilie G. Darbishire - Daughter - 27 - St. George's, Hanover Square
Henry V. Darbishire - Son - 20 - Building Land Agency - Aldham, Herts

Henry Astley (Ostley) Darbishire, J.P.