Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Peyton Skipwith
Designation: Architect
Born: 1881
Died: September 1915
Bio Notes: Frank Peyton Skipwith was born in 1881, educated at Cheam School and Neuenheim College, Heidelberg, and articled to London-based Scot James Glen Sivewright Gibson in 1903, remaining as an assistant and studying at the Architectural Association. He did not however take the qualifying exam and was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being Gibson, Charles James Blomfield and Horace Cowley Nesham Farquharson. In 1909, Gibson took Skipwith and his other senior assistant, Walter Symington Athol Gordon, into partnership.

Skipwith enlisted in the armed forces in the First World War and was killed in action in France in September 1915. He was survived by his widow, Bridget Vera Byng, daughter of George Stanley Byng, 8th Viscount Torrington and Alice Arabella Jameson. The practice continued as Gibson & Gordon thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 15, Old Bond Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1911After 1914 

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 2James Glen Sivewright Gibson19031909ApprenticeRemained as assistant, and senior assistant
Item 2 of 2Gibson, Skipwith & Gordon19091914 or 1915Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles James Blomfield20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Horace Cowley Nesham Farquharson20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3James Glen Sivewright Gibson20 March 1911for 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 1After 1909Ravleston Dykes Golf ClubhouseMurrayfield EdinburghScotlandUnspecified work on Crossways


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 2 of A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe Website: compiled by Darryl Lundy, New Zealand 

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 v13 no848