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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Courtenay Melville Crickmer
Designation: Architect
Born: 1879
Died: 1971
Bio Notes: Courtenay Melville Crickmer was born in London in 1879. He was educated at Highgate School and articled to Alfred Atchison in 1897 and remained as assistant. He attended RA schools and AA classes. He was awarded the RIBA Distinction in Town Planning during this period.

He worked as assistant to Cheston & Perkin, Ambrose MacDonald Poynter, and in H M Office of Works. In 1904 Crickmer commenced independent practice in London and Letchworth. He was elected LRIBA on 20 March 1911 proposed by Sir Edward Guy Dawber, Edwin George Henry Gunn and Charles Sydney Spooner and the following year on 2 December 1912 he was elected FRIBA, his proposers being Dawber, Spooner and T Geoffry Lucas.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3London, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 3Letchworth, Herefordshire, EnglandBusiness   
Item 3 of 317, Baldock Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivateMid 195M *After 1970 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Ambrose Poynter    
Item 2 of 2Cheston & PerkinAfter 1901Before 1904Assistant 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Bowland Brockman Moffat1906 Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6(Sir) Edward Guy Dawber29 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Edward Guy Dawber2 December 1912for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Edwin George Henry Gunn29 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 6Thomas Geoffry Lucas (or Geoffry Lucas)2 December 1912for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6Charles Sydney Spooner29 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 6 of 6Charles Sydney Spooner2 December 1912for Fellowship

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 1619162-32 Canberra RoadGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 2 of 16191623-33 Canberra RoadGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 3 of 161916Eastriggs Garden VillageEastriggs DumfriesshireScotlandResident architect
Item 4 of 161916Garden Village, GretnaGretna Green DumfriesshireScotlandResident architect, with masterplan by Unwin
Item 5 of 161916House and shop, 50 Annan RoadGretna DunfreisshireScotland 
Item 6 of 161917148-171 Central AvenueGretna Green DumfriesshireScotlandSite architect
Item 7 of 16191730-52 and 54-68 Victory AvenueGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 8 of 16191756-60 Annan RoadGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 9 of 16191783-105 and 86-96 Victory AvenueGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 10 of 161917All Saints Episcopal ChurchGretna DumfriesshireScotlandSite architect
Item 11 of 161917SchoolGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 12 of 161917St Andrew ChurchGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 13 of 161917St John the Evangelist Episcopal ChurchEastriggs DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 14 of 161917St Ninian's RC ChurchGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 15 of 161917The GablesGretna DumfriesshireScotlandAs site architect
Item 16 of 161918Prize Cinema GretnaGretna DumfriesshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building1971v220 pp6,46

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files  
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v14 no972; F v21 n0 1480

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