Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Ballantine
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Thomas Ballantine, whose name suggests that he was of Scottish or possibly Irish origin, was trained in the office of Creeke & Gifford of Bournemouth from 1889 to 1890 and subsequently moved to London where he worked in the offices of Sir Robert William Edis (1890 to 1893), Aston Webb (1893 to 1894) and John James Stevenson (1894 to 1896). Thereafter he practised on his own account in London. He designed Caterham Cottage Hospital in about 1902, the foundation stone being laid in October of that year. He was elected FRIBA on 4 March 1907, his proposers being Webb, George Thomas Hine and Robert Shekleton Balfour. By 1914 he was based in Greenock. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 286, York Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness1896After 1906 
Item 2 of 2Blairlomond, Douglas Pier, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1914 *  

* 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 4Creeke & Gifford18891890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4(Sir) Robert William Edis18901893Apprentice(?) 
Item 3 of 4Aston Webb18931894Assistant 
Item 4 of 4John James Stevenson18941896Assistant 

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 1John Black Hector1902Before 1904Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Shekleton Balfour4 March 1907for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3George Thomas Hine4 March 1907for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Aston Webb4 March 1907for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Surrey Mirror10 October 1902   

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 F v18 p69 (microfilm reel 12)