Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Twigg
Designation: Architect
Born: 1873
Died: 18 November 1953
Bio Notes: George Twigg was born in 1873 in Dumbarton and was articled to J M Crawford there. After a short period in an unspecified office in Edinburgh as junior assistant he joined the firm of Thomas Frame & Son in Alloa around 1900 as assistant. In 1901, the senior partner Adam Frame died, and two years later his son, Thomas Frame Junior, died. Harry Allan Newman took over the practice in 1903 and it was only in 1929 that Twigg acquired it. Between 1929 and 1945 George Twigg was responsible for a number of housing schemes for Clackmannan County Council and other local authorities though his obituarist does not specify if he held the post of County Architect. He also undertook 'a varied programme' of industrial and domestic work.

Twigg was a Fellow of the Stirling Society of Architects, the Stirling chapter of the RIAS, and served on its Council c.1940. He is described as 'of a quiet and unassuming disposition'. He was sole partner in the firm of Thomas Frame & Son until 1945 when he was joined by his own son, Lawrence Henry Twigg (born 17 September 1916).

He died on 18 November 1953. His widow was Sarah Hilton. The practice was continued by Lawrence Henry Twigg.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 143, Mill Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, ScotlandBusiness1939 or 1940 *  

* 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 1Thomas Frame & Sonc. 1900 Partner 

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 51905Fairfield SchoolSauchie Stirlingshire?Scotland 
Item 2 of 51914Corn ExchangeCupar FifeScotlandStrengthening of spire
Item 3 of 51924Clackmannan Public SchoolClackmannan ClackmannanshireScotlandAdditions
Item 4 of 51930sHousing, Main StreetMenstrie ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 5 of 51935Housing, Sorley's BraeDollar ClackmannanshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Archibald, J1911Alloa Sixty Years Age  pp165-166
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS QuarterlyFebruary 195495, SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p48

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from research by Adam Swan