Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harry Sinclair Stewart
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 January 1881
Bio Notes: Harry Sinclair Stewart was born on 22 January 1881 and educated at Glasgow High School. He served his articles in the drawing office of William Dixon Ltd, iron and coal masters of 1 Dixon Street, Glasgow, from 1896 to 1899, whilst attending classes at Glasgow University. In the latter year he moved to London as assistant in the estate office of the Liberal MP A Cameron Corbett of 24 Sloane Square, which enabled him to study architecture and engineering at King's College, London in 1899 and the South Western Polytechnic in 1900. In 1909 he moved to the firm of Co-Partnership Tenants Ltd at 6 Bloomsbury Square, for which George Lister Sutcliffe was architect. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being Sutcliffe, Arthur Keen (a pupil of Norman Shaw and one of the founders of Kenton & Co) and no less a person than Henry Vaughan Lanchester, all of London. In the same year he passed the qualifying exam, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA on 4 March 1912 with the same proposers. He travelled widely, spending time abroad almost every year between 1901 and 1910 during which period he visited Germany, Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, Holland, France, Switzerland and Italy. He subsequently became Housing Inspector to the Local Government Board, living at Clarewood, Limpsfield, Surrey. He wrote numerous articles on town planning for local and national journals.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 224, Sloane Square, London SW, EnglandBusiness18991909In head office of Corbett Estates (A Cameron Corbett MP)
Item 2 of 2Clarewood, Limpsfield, Surrey, 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 2William Dixon Ltd, drawing office18961899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Co-Partnership Tenants Ltd1909After 1911Chief AssistantStarted as assistant but quickly promoted


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Arthur Keen20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 6Arthur Keen4 March 1912for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Henry Vaughan Lanchester20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 6Henry Vaughan Lanchester4 March 1912for Associateship
Item 5 of 6George Lister Sutcliffe20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 6 of 6George Lister Sutcliffe4 March 1912for 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 1After 1896Block of warehouses, Great Clyde Street  GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice/assistant - probably with William Dixon Ltd


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 v15 no1026; A v20 no2291