Ernest Wyatt Ralph

Place of Birth

  • Born : 1879 at Chester
  • Baptism 28 December 1879 at Church of St Oswald, Chester.
  • Married : Jan-March 1918 Silvie Bellamy Bell at Paddington, London. They divorced in 1922
  • Died : Unknown

Ernest Wyatt Ralph was born at Chester in 1879, the son of William Chasen Ralph and his wife Mary Elizabeth. At the time his father was employed in the office of John Douglas before moving to Wigan in 1890. Ernest Wyatt Ralph was articled to his father in 1895 and remained as assistant in the practice of Heaton Ralph and Heaton. Travelled in Belgium. LRIBA July 1910: proposed by W C H Ogden, L Barlow. Following the death of George Heaton and the subsequent dissolution of that partnership, William Chasen Ralph set up on his own account, taking his son into partnership. Ernest Wyatt Ralph continued the practice after the death of his father in 1913. Having been in the Territorials He joined the West Lancashire Divisional Engineers at the outbreak of war. He was made 2nd Lieutenant on 15 September 1914 and Captain on 20 November 1914. After the war he resumed practice in Wigan and was still active in 1936.

1910 : Victoria Buildings, King Street, Wigan,
1914-1936 : Leader's Buildings, King Street, Wigan

1901-1905 : The Gables. Spencer Road, Whitley, Wigan
1910-1913 : Thornhill, Standish Wigan

References:  Who's who in architecture (1914)


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Ralph W C and Son Architectural practice 1911 1913 Wigan