WELLER, John Brian

1930 - 2009

John Brian Weller was born at Wolverhampton in 1930, son of William Johnson Harrison Weller (24 January 1877-12 July 1960), an architect, and his wife Kathleen Maud Scott née Brown (22 August 1902-1978), elder daughter of Henry Norman Davidson Brown of The Grange, Alnwick, who married at Felton Parish Church, Alnwick on 29 April 1924. John Brian Weller married at Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in 1960 Ann Hildreth and in 1964 he moved to Suffolk from the family architectural firm at 15 King Street, Wolverhampton, where he had practised as the latest of a long line of distinguished architects beginning with John Weller I (1798–1869). An architect who exhibited at the Royal Academy from Verandah House, 152 High Street, Bildeston, Suffolk in 1976. Whilst running his own architectural practice in Suffolk, he also published on farm buildings, modern architecture and rural planning and the history of the farmstead. He took on part-time and seasonal work for the Open University as a teacher in design and technology and served on the European Community Farm Building Committee and other national, regional, and local bodies on related subjects up to 1992. Between 1982 and 1985, he was a Leverhulme Research Fellow (tithe barns), and he co-authored an article on Glastonbury Abbey’s tithe barns in Somerset in 1991. He published privately and in local historical publications on medieval barns during the 1980s, including Grangia and Orreum: The Medieval Barn; A Nomenclature (1986) and Tithe Barns and Their Tithes (1986) and was the author of 'Modern Agriculture and Rural Planning' (1968). John Brian Weller died at 152 High Street, Bildeston on 18 January 2009.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 152 High Street, Bildeston, Suffolk
1976 828 Alton Mill

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