Basic Biographical Details

Name: Clark & Blyth
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: November 1928
Ended: December 1929
Bio Notes: Robert Blyth was born on 4 April 1901 and articled to Robert Henderson Motion of Dunfermline in November 1917. He remained there as assistant until June 1923 when he moved to Edinburgh as assistant to John Alexander Carfrae, leaving him in November 1924 to work in the office of Alexander Murray Hardie, who had been in Carfrae's office at the turn of the century. From 1923 to 1925 he studied at Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, achieving first-class certificates. In June 1925 he moved to Perth to work under John Duff, Chief Surveyor for Condie, Mackenzie WS, leaving them to set up practice on his own account in June 1928. For the next two years he worked in Kincardine and Arbroath, forming a brief partnership with _____ Clark from November 1928 to December 1929. However, when work became scarce as the Depression hit, Blyth abandoned independent practice and went to work for George Duffus, Burgh Engineer and Surveyor of Kirkcaldy, as an assistant. He was elected an Associate of the RIAS on 26 February 1924, and admitted LRIBA in 1931, his proposers being John Daniel Swanston, Robert Stirling Reid and the then secretary of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

By 1939-1940 Blyth appears to have moved to Musselburgh where he was perhaps either working for an Edinburgh-based practice or working in independent practice.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Kincardine, Fife, Scotland(?)Business   
Item 2 of 2Arbroath, Angus, Scotland(?)Business   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Robert BlythNovember 1928December 1929Partner 
Item 2 of 2___ ClarkNovember 1928December 1929Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 21929Tulliallan Church hallTulliallan FifeScotland 
Item 2 of 21930CinemaArbroath AngusScotlandArchitects given in Cinemas Database.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3925 (box 18)