Basic Biographical Details

Name: Marmaduke Tudsbery Tudsbery
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: 4 October 1892
Died: 9 May 1983
Bio Notes: Marmaduke Tudsbery Tudsbery was born on 4 October 1892. He was educated at Westminster and Imperial College London and trained (as an engineer?) in the Yarrow shipbuilding year in Glasgow.

During the First World War he was commissioned into the special reserve of officers of the Royal Engineers. He remained in the Army until 1925.

In 1925 he obtained a post with the BBC and remained with the corporation for the rest of his career as in-house engineer, being consulting civil engineer from 1952-60. His main achievement was the identification of the site for the new BBC building and recommending its purchase. He worked closely with the architect on the design of the building.

Tudsbery was also responsible for the programme of work required for the television service in particular the BBC televison centre.

Tudsbery never married and was a very private person. He was an active member of the Athenaeum for many years. He enjoyed travel and wrote up accounts of his journeys which he had privately printed and distributed to friends.

He died aged 90 on 9 May 1983.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer 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 21930Broadcasting House  LondonEngland 
Item 2 of 21936North Park HouseKelvinside GlasgowScotlandLater embellishments with James Miller


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect, engineer:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2The Times13 May 1983  p16
Item 2 of 2The Times22 June 1983  p10

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Institution of Civil Engineers, WestminsterBiographical note of Tudsbery