Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Dalton Ironside
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 October 1906
Died: 25 February 1985
Bio Notes: William Dalton Ironside was born on 13 October 1906, presumably the son of the architect of identical name who was working in partnership with Walker & Duncan c.1910. The younger Ironside studied at Robert Gordon's Technical College, Aberdeen from 1924. After two years' full-time training he entered the office of James Brown Nicol, continuing to take evening classes at the college and receiving his first diploma in 1929. He studied for a further year to obtain an endorsed diploma and passed the Professional Practice exam in July 1930. In that same year he was granted a travelling scholarship by the college, and was admitted ARIBA, his proposers being Nicol, John Alexander Ogg Allan and William Edgar Gauld.

During the Second World War ironside seems to have let his membership lapse but rejoined from 1945. By that time he had moved to England and was living near Ashford in Kent.

He died on 25 February 1985.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 530, Gladstone Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 5Water Fram, Stouting, near Ashford, Kent, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1946 *  
Item 3 of 5White Walls, Middlewalls Lane, Penally, Near Tenby, Dyfed, WalesPrivate1979 *  
Item 4 of 5The Garden House/140, High Street, Tenterden, Kent, EnglandPrivateEarly 1970s  
Item 5 of 55, Mayers Place, Tenterden, Kent, EnglandPrivate1984 *  

* 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 1James Brown Nicol19261929Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanLate 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Edgar GauldLate 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Brown NicolLate 1930for Associateship

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 11899House for Miss CampbellCammachmore AberdeenshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4550, Mixed Box 21
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James