Basic Biographical Details

Name: Wigglesworth & Marshall Mackenzie
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1927
Ended: 1935
Bio Notes: The partnership of David Barclay Niven and Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth partnership was dissolved in 1927. It had run out of work following the completion of Hambros Bank in London. Niven had developed other interests sold his interest in the practice to his chief assistant Arthur Kenyon. Wigglesworth merged his half of the remaining practice with Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie's as Wigglesworth & Marshall Mackenzie.

Although Mackenzie's Aberdeen office was commissioned to build a large new office for the Halifax Building Society, by 1935 the Wigglesworth & Mackenzie practice in London was at a low ebb: Robert W R Mackenzie (1913-75) of the Perth bleaching (Lumsden & Mackenzie) side of the family was to have joined the office, but in the event there was not enough work to justify him coming. The Wigglesworth and Stokes partnerships were dissolved: Wigglesworth retired completely and AGR returned to Aberdeen.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 17, John Street, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusiness1929 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 4Herbert Hardy Wigglesworthc. 19271931Partner 
Item 2 of 4Alexander George Robertson Mackenziec. 1927c. 1935Partner 
Item 3 of 4Dorothy Elizabeth Soper1930s Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Alexander ToughEarly 1930 Assistant 

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 41929Proposed office building, Waterloo Road  LondonEngland 
Item 2 of 41930Swedish Seaman's Church and hostelSouthwark LondonEngland 
Item 3 of 41933The HockettsCookham Dean BerkshireEngland 
Item 4 of 41934St John's College, Sports PavilionCambridge CambridgeshireEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Press 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Press and Journal21 March 1963  AGR Mackenzie
Item 2 of 3Builder2 September 1949  Wigglesworth
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalDecember 1949v57London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp72 - obituary of Wigglesworth

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Sarah Wigglesworth, granddaughter of Herbert Hardy WigglesworthInformation sent to David Walker Personal information from Sarah Wigglesworth.
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from: Mrs AGR Mackenzie; John G Marr; Ian G Lindsay; Robert W R Mackenzie (of Perth); Mrs Isobel Adams(nee Gordon), Broughty Ferry ('Dr Marshall Mackenzie's quine'); David Stokes (interview with Charles McKean on 17 December 1985)