Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Turnbull Ewing
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 February 1880
Died: January 1953
Bio Notes: Charles Turnbull Ewing was born on 12 February 1880, the son of Crieff architect George Turnbull Ewing. He was educated at Morrison's Academy in Crieff, and attended Glasgow University from 1896 to 1898, and Glasgow Technical College and School of Art from 1899 to 1905. He was articled to John James Burnet from 1899 to 1903, remaining as a draughtsman until 1905, whereupon he returned to Crieff to work as a draughtsman to his father. From 1906 to 1909 he worked as a draughtsman to Sir Aston Webb in London, then returned once more to his father's office as principal assistant, before commencing independent practice in 1910 in Crieff, seemingly in partnership with his father. He was admitted LRIBA on 4 July 1910, his proposers being Aston Webb, John James Burnet and Leonard Stokes.

Ewing served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War. He married in 1918 and had one son. Nothing is yet known of his professional life beyond the time of his admittance as LRIBA, but he was still a member of both the RIAS and the RIBA in 1938. His main recreational interest was curling.

He remained a member of the RIBA until at least 1940. He died in January 1953.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Pitkellony, Muthill, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1910 *  
Item 2 of 3Comrie Road, Crieff, Perthshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1910After 1950 
Item 3 of 3Woodlands Villa, Ewanfield, Crieff, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1938 *  

* 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 6John Burnet & Son18991903ApprenticeRemained as assistant until 1905
Item 2 of 6John Burnet & Son19031905Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 6George Turnbull Ewing19051906DraughtsmanAgain after 1909
Item 4 of 6Aston Webb19061909Draughtsman 
Item 5 of 6George Turnbull Ewing19091910(?)Principal Assistant 
Item 6 of 6G T & C T Ewing1910(?) Partner 

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 1Charles Hewitson MacKeith19131917Apprentice 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) John James Burnet4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Aston Webb4 July 1910for 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 141899Greenhead Court  GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 2 of 14After 1899Clydesdale Bank Headquarters, St Vincent Place  GlasgowScotlandAlterations - as apprentice/draughtsman to John James Burnet
Item 3 of 14After 1899HotelFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotlandAs apprentice/draughtsman to John James Burnet
Item 4 of 141900Rutherglen Parish ChurchRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet - complete rebuilding
Item 5 of 141900Skinner's Bakery and tea roomCharing Cross GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 6 of 14c. 19007 Park Terrace  GlasgowScotlandInteriors - as apprentice/draughtsman to John James Burnet
Item 7 of 14190342 Workmen's DwellingsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAs apprentice/draughtsman to John James Burnet
Item 8 of 141904Glasgow Stock Exchange  GlasgowScotlandAdditions - as junior draughtsman to John James Burnet
Item 9 of 141906South Kensington MuseumSouth Kensington LondonEnglandAs draughtsman to Sir Aston Webb
Item 10 of 141908Comrie Primary SchoolComrie PerthshireScotlandAs principal assistant to G T Ewing
Item 11 of 141909 or 1910BungalowSt Fillans PerthshireScotlandAs principal assistant to G T Ewing
Item 12 of 141909 or 1910ShopCrieff PerthshireScotlandAs principal assistant to G T Ewing
Item 13 of 141909 or 1910VillaCrieff PerthshireScotlandAs principal assistant to G T Ewing
Item 14 of 141913St Mary and All Souls Episcopal ChurchColdstream BerwickshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 6Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 6Scottish Biographies1938  E J Thurston (pub.) 
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalDecember 1954 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp80 - death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2A K Bell Library, PerthPerth & Kinross Archive Death notice (January 1953) - per John Gifford
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v2 no116 (microfilm reel 29)