Basic Biographical Details

Name: Walter Stephen Tucker
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1874
Died: 10 May 1961
Bio Notes: Walter Stephen Tucker was born c.1874 and articled to James Salmon & Son in 1894, remaining with that practice as improver throughout its peak period from 1897 to July 1899. In August 1899 he moved to Newmarket as assistant to W C & A S Manning. His nomination paper makes no mention of study at Glasgow School of Art or the Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College but he passed the qualifying exam in 1901 and was admitted ARIBA on 3 February 1902, his proposers being Thomas Lennox Watson, William Forrest Salmon and another whose name is illegible. His home address was then Coburg House, Exning, Newmarket. His Associateship made him well-placed for a salaried appointment and he joined the LCC's Housing Section in the same year, moving in 1907 to the Dangerous Structures Section where he remained until his retirement in 1935. He died on 10 May 1961.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Coburg House, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk, EnglandPrivate1902 *  
Item 2 of 3Rothsay House, Newmarket, Suffolk, EnglandBusiness1902  
Item 3 of 338a Balham Park Road, London SW, EnglandPrivate1914  

* 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 4James Salmon & Son1 October 18941 October 1897ApprenticeNB at this time James Salmon Junior and John Gaff Gillespie were in the James Salmon partnership though their names do not appear in the title
Item 2 of 4James Salmon & Son1 October 1897July 1899ImproverNB at this time James Salmon Junior and John Gaff Gillespie were in the James Salmon partnership though their names do not appear in the title
Item 3 of 4W C & A S ManningAugust 18991902Assistant 
Item 4 of 4London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)19021935AssistantIn the Housing Section and later the Dangerous Structures Section


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2William Forrest Salmon3 February 1902for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Thomas Lennox Watson3 February 1902for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who'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 A no1436 (microfilm reel 18)