Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick Bayliss Nightingale
Designation: Architect
Born: 1888
Died: 17 July 1959
Bio Notes: Frederick Bayliss Nightingale was born in 1888 and studied at the Royal College of Art under Professor Arthur Beresford Pite, to whom he was articled. On the completion of his apprenticeship he worked as an assistant for Pite's brother William Alfred Pite, acting as clerk of works for him at King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill. He was subsequently an assistant to Sir Edwin Lutyens until he joined the army after the outbreak of World War I. He was not demobilised until 1920 as he had been posted as a senior assistant to the War Graves Commission.

In 1920 Nightingale formed a partnership with George Kennedy, specialising in country house, school and university work. The partnership ended at the beginning of the Second World War. Kennedy became a classics master at Gordonstoun, and died in 1954. Nightingale joined the Royal Engineers and served first in Egypt and then at the War Office where he was badly injured in an air raid in 1942.

After the War Nightingale was 'attached' to the Civil Service as an 'architectural advisor' on historic buildings with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government 'in the northern areas' (probably as a fee-paid investigator of historic buildings). Ill health compelled him to retire completely in 1952 and he died on 17 July 1959 aged 71.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

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 4Arthur Beresford Pitec. 1903c. 1908Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Alfred Pitec. 1908Before 1914Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Edwin Landseer LutyensAfter 19091914Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Kennedy & Nightingale19201939Partner 

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 1Kennedy & Nightingale1920c. 1939Partner 

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 11934Gordonstoun, house and lodge  MorayshireScotlandConversion to school


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalOctober 1959 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp443

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files