Born in Newport, Isle of Wight, he moved to London in 1855 where he went into business as an architect and surveyor, with premises in the Bishopsgate area of the City of London. He soon became well-established and among the buildings he designed were the Bishopgate School for Girls, the Royal Bank of Scotland in Bishopgate Street, the Daily News offices in Bouverie Street and the Mercer's School in Barnard's Inn.
He contested parliamentary seats for the Liberal Party on three occasions without success: at a by-election in Poole in 1884, at Hammersmith at the 1885 general election and at Grantham at the 1892 general election.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Thomas Chatfeild Clarke. Dictionary of Scottish Architects.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Obituary. Mr Thomas Chatfeild Clarke". The Daily News. 1 July 1895.
- ↑ "London School Board Elections". Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. 4 December 1870.
- ↑ "The London School Board Elections". The Daily News. 1 December 1873.