Timberlake was born in Islington. Initially an engineer, he then took Holy Orders and married Helen Jolliffe in 1917. He was appointed Vicar of Talland, near Polperro, where he was regarded as something of an eccentric. He exhibited with Plymouth Arts Club and subsequently the East Cornwall Society of Artists, with mixed results. He was also a member of the shortlived Polperro Art Society (1938-1939).
In the mid-1950s he left Talland and moved to Hove, where he died.
works and access
A Mixed Group;
Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume Two - Post-1920, Wilson Books