Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lewis Edwin Hetherington
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 January 1879
Died: 1951
Bio Notes: Lewis Edwin Hetherington was born on 21 January 1879 and was articled to William Nicholas Thomson of Leith in 1897, studying at Heriot-Watt College. After completing his five-year apprenticeship he moved to Newcastle where he spent ten years as assistant to Edwin Bowman before commencing practice on his own account. He served in the navy during the First World War but returned to his Newcastle practice when hostilities ceased.

He was admitted LRIBA on 31 October 1930, his proposers being Robert Burns Dick, Andrew Kerr Tasker and Robert Norman Houghton MacKeller. His nomination papers do not include a job list but Dick's supporting statement mentions that Hetherington had carried out 'a considerable amount of general work [] in the district'. From 1929 he was in partnership with Sydney Wilson. Hepburn died between January and March 1951. The practice continued until 1953.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 22, Park Avenue, Hexham, Northumberland, EnglandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 2County Chambers/52, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusiness1930 *1953 

* 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 2William Nicholas Thomson18971902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Edwin Bowman19031913Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Burns Dick31 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Norman Houghton MacKellar31 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Andrew Kerr Tasker31 October 1930for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Graham Potts
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3443 (box 11)