Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ernest Scott Petch
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1881
Died: 28 June 1915
Bio Notes: Ernest Scott Petch was born c.1881, the son of J Caleb Petch, architect, Scarborough. He was educated at St Martin's Grammar School, Scarborough and Silcoates College, Wakefield, and was articled to his father from 1901 to 1906 during which period he attended Scarborough School of Art. In 1907-08 he was in an unspecified London office, perhaps not architectural, to enable him to study at King's College, London. From there he obtained a place in the office of Percy Robinson of Leeds 1908-09, from which he took classes at Leeds Art School. He passed the qualifying exam in 1909 and was admitted ARIBA on 29 November that year, his proposers being Robinson and Ernest Richard Eckitt Sutton and Arthur William Brewill, both of Nottingham. In 1911 he obtained a temporary place in the Edinburgh office of the Office of works under William Thomas Oldrieve where he remained until April 1914 when he joined an unspecified private firm prior to entering into partnership with his father. As a territorial he was called up and attached to the 4th Royal Scots in August of the same year. He was killed at Gallipoli, 28 June 1915.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Scarborough, Yorkshire, EnglandBusinessc. 1914  

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 5J Caleb Petch19011906Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Percy Robinson19081909Assistant 
Item 3 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1911April 1914AssistantIn Edinburgh office, working under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 4 of 5William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)1911April 1914AssistantIn H M Office of Works, Edinburgh
Item 5 of 5Petch & Petch19141915Partner 


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.