Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Evelyn Simmons
Designation: Architect
Born: 1879
Died: 31 March 1952
Bio Notes: Charles Evelyn Simmons was born in Hampstead, London and educated at University College School. He was articled to Horace Field from 1899 to 1903 and remained as assistant until 1905 when he appears to have commenced practice, though he was not elected LRIBA until 8 January 1912, his proposers being Horace Field, Gerald Callcott Horsley and Hugh Patrick Guarin Maule. Not long after he commenced independent practice he joined Field in partnership which lasted until 1915 when he took up an appointment with the Ministry of Health Architects' Department. After the First World War he practised alone in London moving to Barnet after 1939. He died 31 March 1952.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Langham Chambers, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1906After 1915 
Item 2 of 2Palace Chambers, Westminster, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1919After 1939 

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 4Horace Field18991903Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Horace Field19031905Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Horace Field and Charles Evelyn Simmons1905 or 19061915Partner 
Item 4 of 4Ministry of Health19151919Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Horace Field8 January 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Gerald Callcott Horsley8 January 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Hugh Patrick Guarin Maule8 January 1912for 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 21917St Ninian's RC ChurchGretna DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 2 of 2Before 1927St Margaret's RC ChurchEast Riggs DumfriesshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Royal Academy exhibitors     
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architectural Review192762 (Jul-Dec) p21
Item 2 of 2Barnet Press5 April 1952  Obituary - CHECK