Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Hinshelwood
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 May 1907
Died: 25 March 1990
Bio Notes: John Hinshelwood was born on 21 May 1907, the son of Hugh Hinshelwood, engineer's draughtsman, and his wife Annie McKenzie Cluny. He was articled to John McKissack & Son of Glasgow in 1923, remaining as chief assistant after completing his apprenticeship and studying at Glasgow High School, Glasgow Technical College and Glasgow School of Architecture where he received his certificate in 1929. During the second world war he served under the Commander of the Royal Engineers, first in Glasgow as architectural and civil engineering assistant and subsequently, from February 1941, as clerk of works, supervising the construction of several large military camps. He was elected ARIAS on 21 October 1941 and was admitted LRIBA on 14 April 1942, his proposers being Charles Ernest Monro, John Wilson and the then secretary of the RIAS. At that time he was based in the Garrison Engineer's Office in Stranraer and had been teaching building construction for a year at the Wigtownshire Education Authority evening classes. It would appears that he moved to Glasgow sometime before 1950.

Hinshelwood resigned his membership of the RIBA in 1973 and died on 25 March 1990 at Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, survived by his wife Margaret Simpson and at least one daughter who lived in Glasgow.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Garrison Engineers Office, Royal Engineers, Ladies Walk, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, ScotlandBusiness1941 *  
Item 2 of 3c/o Morrison/1, Park Lane, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, ScotlandPrivate1941 *  
Item 3 of 312, Kendal Avenue, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *1990 

* 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 4John McKissack & Son14 April 192314 April 1928Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4John McKissack & Son14 April 19288 October 1939Chief Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Royal Engineers Office8 October 19391 February 1941AssistantIn Glasgow
Item 4 of 4Royal Engineers Office1 February 1941 Clerk of WorksSupervising construction of military camps in Scotland


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Charles Ernest Monro14 April 1942for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2John Wilson14 April 1942for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5089 (combined box 55)