Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Douglas McIntosh
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 June 1906
Bio Notes: Charles Douglas McIntosh was born on 7 June 1906 and was articled to Thomas Frame & Son of Alloa on 8 January 1923, attending classes at Heriot-Watt College where he achieved distinction in all subjects. After completing his apprenticeship he remained in the Frame firm for a short time as junior assistant. On 19 February 1928 he was appointed assistant to Reid & McLeod of Haddington, where he was principally engaged on hotels, rural housing, sewage schemes, land surveying and levelling and quantity surveying. He left Scotland for Warrington where he was appointed assistant to Wright & Hamlyn on 19 September 1929. With that firm he worked on '7 schools costing 70,000 downwards, Hotels, Factories, Country Mansions, Housing Estates, Surveying & Levelling, Quantities & Accounts, and Perspectives', and was later promoted to chief assistant. From 1931 onwards he also lectured in building construction, geometry and trigonometry at Warrington Technical Institute, an activity he continued after securing a post as senior assistant to W T Davenford, chartered surveyor.

McIntosh was admitted LRIBA on 16 October 1945, without any proposers. In his nomination papers, he states: 'It is my intention to practise in Warrington in the very near future, the exact date for the commencement of which I am not able to arrange yet as I cannot be released from my present occupation as Quantity Surveyor on War Dept, M A P & C E B Contracts. At my home address I am engaged on the preparation of three post-war schemes consisting of a large private Housing Estate of approx. one hundred acres and two medium-sized factory extensions.'

McIntosh suffered a heart condition (left ventricular failure) in early 1969 and stopped business for a time. He was married, and was still based in Warrington. His RIBA membership was terminated in 1971 after he ceased paying the subscription fees.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 296, Grappenhall Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate1945 *  
Item 2 of 2Warrington, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate/businessc. 1965 *c. 1970 

* 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 7Thomas Frame & Son8 January 1923Before 19 February 1928Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Thomas Frame & Sonc. 192719 February 1928Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Reid & MacLeod (sometimes misspelt Reid & McLeod)19 February 192819 September 1929Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Wright & Hamlyn19 September 1929Before 6 February 1940Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Wright & HamlynAfter 19 September 19296 February 1940Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 7W T Davenford6 February 1940Before 1945Senior Assistant 
Item 7 of 7War DepartmentAfter 6 February 19401945  


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5776 (combined box 99)