Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stanley Wayman Milburn
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 June 1887
Died: 16 June 1961
Bio Notes: Stanley Wayman Milburn, born 1888, was the younger son of William Milburn Senior. He was educated at Durham University and apprenticed to his father and uncle, 1904-09 and remained as an assistant until 1912 when he became a partner. During that period he studied at the Sunderland Schools of Art and Technology and passed the qualifying exam, being admitted ARIBA on 3 March 1913, his proposers being George Thomas Brown of Sunderland, Henry Clement Charlewood of Newcastle upon Tyne and Hugh Taylor Decimus Hedley of Sunderland.

The firm split in 1947 and was perhaps because Stanley wished to seek larger commissions through entering competitions. He entered the Coventry Cathedral competition without any success but won the Welsh Medical School at Cardiff, for which he moved his office to Cardiff. The job was incomplete at his death in 1961.

Like his brother Stanley Wayman Milburn was active in the Territorials and won the MC in World War I, retiring as a Major.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 117-18, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, County Durham, EnglandBusiness1932 *  

* 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 3W & T R Milburn19041909Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3W & T R Milburn19091912Assistant 
Item 3 of 3W & T R Milburn19121947Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2William Eric Dow2 March 1954For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Kenneth Hall Murta7 December 1954for Associateship

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 51921Union MillMontrose AngusScotlandConversion
Item 2 of 51922Coliseum Theatre  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 51927Empire Palace Theatre  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding of Matcham's theatre
Item 4 of 51928Empire Theatre  GlasgowScotlandInternal rebuilding of Matcham's theatre on larger scale and alterations to exterior
Item 5 of 51957Cadbury Distribution CentrePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder23 June 1961  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Graham Potts
Item 2 of 2Tyne & Weir ArchiveMilburn Papers DT.TRM