Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Clark Meston
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 July 1882
Bio Notes: Alexander Clark Meston was born on 5 July 1882 and articled to James Souttar of Aberdeen from 1897 to 1902, during which period he attended Robert Gordon's College and Gray's School of Art. In February 1903 he moved to London to become assistant first to Edmund Woodthorpe and, after Woodthorpe's death in May 1906, to Osborn Cluse Hills, District Surveyor for Hackney, West Strand and Westminster East. Consequently Meston's work over the next few years whilst in Hills' office consisted of surveying rather than design, and he passed the RIBA's qualifying exam for district surveyors in 1910, enabling him to act as deputy when Hills was out of town.

He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being Hills, the Wandsworth Surveyor Lawton Robert Ford and Sir Henry Tanner.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 170, Hazledene Road, Grove Park, Chiswick, London W, EnglandPrivate1912 *  

* 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 3James Souttar18971902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Edmund WoodthorpeFebruary 1903May 1906Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Osborn Cluse HillsMay 1906After 1912Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Lawton Robert Ford24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Osborn Cluse Hills24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Henry Tanner24 June 1912for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

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 v25 no2031