Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Annan
Designation: Architect
Born: 1869
Died: 29 August 1911
Bio Notes: Robert Annan was born in Edinburgh in 1869 and articled to Edward Calvert from 1885 to 1890, studying at Edinburgh School of Art. On completion of his training he moved to London and became Chief Draughtsman to Albert Edward Pridmore, subsequently working for William Cecil Marshall in Berners Street. Thereafter he was an assistant in the Metropolitan Asylums Board Architects' Department for five years, during which period, in 1891, he became a Member of the Society of Architects. He commenced independent practice in 1894 in Leith, where he continued to work for five years. His movements between 1899 and 1908 are not known but in the late summer of the latter year he went into partnership with F Endell Rosser at 22 Vernon Road, East Sheen, London. He was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being Andrew Whitford Anderson, Francis Thomas Wilberforce Goldsmith and Alfred Williams Stephens Cross.

Annan emigrated to Australia later in 1911 and died there on 29 August.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 368, Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness189519001900 is last entry
Item 2 of 322, Vernon Road, East Sheen, London, EnglandBusiness1911 * RIBA Kalendars continue showing his name until 1912-13.
Item 3 of 317, Swanage Road, Wandsworth, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Edward Calvert18851890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Albert Edward Pridmore1890Before 1894Chief Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 5Metropolitan Asylums Board Architects' DepartmentAfter 18901894Assistant 
Item 4 of 5William Cecil MarshallAfter 1890Before 1894Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Annan & Rosserc. August 1908 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Andrew Whitford Anderson20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Alfred William Stephens Cross20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Francis Thomas Wilberforce Goldsmith20 March 1911for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 9After 1894FlatsLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 9After 1894Shop premisesLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 9After 1899280 Pentonville Road  LondonEnglandInternal remodelling
Item 4 of 9After 1899Estate housesFinchley LondonEngland 
Item 5 of 9After 1899Estate housesBarnes LondonEngland 
Item 6 of 9After 1899Estate housesEast Sheen LondonEngland 
Item 7 of 9After 1899FactoryTwickenham MiddlesexEngland 
Item 8 of 9After 1899House at Romford Garden SuburbRomford EssexEngland 
Item 9 of 9After 1899Proposed flatsSouth Kensington LondonEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1912The RIBA Kalendar 1912-1913 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2 Society of Architects Members List 1896
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v14 no950