Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Marriot Oldrid Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: 1880
Died: 1952
Bio Notes: Charles Marriot Oldrid Scott was born in 1880, the son of John Oldrid Scott and grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scott. He was educated at Bradfield and articled to Reginald Theodore Blomfield in April 1898, returning to his father's practice in 1902. The following year he obtained a place with George Frederick Bodley to widen his experience, before returning to his father's office as partner in 1904. He completed the spires of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh but, like his father, obtained no new Scottish commissions. He either did not attempt or did not pass the qualifying exam and was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being George Luard Alexander, a colleague at Bodley's, Richard John Tyndall (both of whom had recently passed the qualifying exam and had been admitted ARIBA) and an elderly former assistant of his grandfather's, Charles Robert Baker King.

Charles Marriot Oldrid Scott died in 1952.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 29, Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 22, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness1911 *After 1917 

* 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 4(Sir) Reginald Theodore BlomfieldApril 18981902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4John Oldrid Scott19021903Assistant 
Item 3 of 4George Frederick Bodley19031904Assistant 
Item 4 of 4John Oldrid Scott & Son1904 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Captain) George Luard Alexander20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Charles Robert Baker King20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Richard John Tyndall20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 21913St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandCompletion of western spire to the late G G Scott's 1873 designs
Item 2 of 21916St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandUnexecuted design for screen and canopies for choir stalls


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder21 March 1952  Obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalMay 1952 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary by Arthur C Martin - p271

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 v20 no1576