Basic Biographical Details

Name: Antoine William Roques
Designation: Architect
Born: 18 November 1867
Died: February 1940
Bio Notes: Antoine William Roques was born in Edinburgh on 18 November 1867, probably the son of Casimir Jean Antoine Roques, and was articled to David Robertson in 1884. At the end of his apprenticeship, in 1887, he obtained a place in Rowand Anderson's office, but moved to London a year later to work for Frederick Thomas Pilkington, with whom he remained for three years. Thereafter he spent one year with Rowland Plumbe and two with Robert Clarke Edwards. He commenced independent practice in London in 1894, probably at 10 Basinghall Street which was his office by 1899 and where he remained until at least 1911. He was admitted LRIBA on 27 February of the latter year, his proposers being Charles Edward Hutchinson (from Plumbe's office), Alfred William Stephens Cross and Edward Harding Payne. His nomination paper states that he had at some point spent two years working in the Admiralty Works Department in Devonport.

By 1914 he appears to have been living and practising at Burgess Hill, Sussex, with a branch office at 16 George Street, Edinburgh. He served in the Royal Marines for two years during the First World War, and some time thereafter moved his office to 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. He was advanced to FRIBA in 1927, his proposers being Edwards, Giles Gilbert Scott and Banister Flight Fletcher.

He and died in 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 610, Basinghall Street, London, EnglandBusiness1899After 1911 
Item 2 of 62, The Hawthorns, Church End, Finchley, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 6Burgess Hill, Sussex, EnglandPrivate/business1914 *  
Item 4 of 616, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1914 *  
Item 5 of 663, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC, EnglandBusiness1927 *  
Item 6 of 612a, Eaton Road, Hampstead, London NW, EnglandPrivate1927 *  

* 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 7David Robertson18841887Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Wardrop & Anderson18871888Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Frederick Thomas Pilkington18881891Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Rowland Plumbe18911892Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Robert Clarke Edwards18921894Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Findlay & Roques1900 Partner 
Item 7 of 7Admiralty Works Department (Devonport)Before 1911Before 1911AssistantFor two years


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Alfred William Stephens Cross27 February 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 6Robert Clarke Edwards5 December 1927for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6(Sir) Banister Flight Fletcher5 December 1927for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Charles Edward Hutchinson27 February 1911for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 6Edward Harding Payne27 February 1911for Licentiateship
Item 6 of 6(Sir) Giles Gilbert Scott5 December 1927for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills Sc70/4/270 and Inventories SC70/1/323

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder23 February 1940  p249 - obituary

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 v10 no591 (microfilm reel 32); F no2546 (box 8)