Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Andrew Hughes |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||17 March 1893 |
|Died: ||1982 |
|Bio Notes: ||Andrew Hughes was born on 17 March 1893 and was articled to William Dow of Kirkcaldy from 1908 to 1912, studying at Kirkcaldy High School where he was a fourth-year medallist. He subsequently worked as juionr assistant to Gillespie & Scott of St Andrews for one year, and to Crouch, Butler & Savage of Birmingham for one year, before joining George Reavell of Alnwick as assistant in 1913. On his return from war service in 1919, Hughes returned to Reavell's office, but the following year he moved to that of Percy L Browne & Glover in Newcastle upon Tyne, and whilst there was a member of the Northern Architectural Association. |
A year later, Hughes emigrated to Shanghai, where he spent nine years working as assistant to Lester, Johnson & Morris. He returned to Britain in 1930 and commenced independent practice in Dorking, Surrey in July of that year, in partnership with W J Shearburn, whose family had a well-established practice in the town. The firm then became known as Shearburn & Hughes.
Hughes applied to become a Licentiate of the RIBA in May 1931, but being under 30 years old at the time, his admittance was delayed until the spring of 1933; his proposers were Reavell, Percy L Browne and Andrew Kerr Tasker. By the late 1940s Hughes was working for Gunton & Gunton. He remained with the same practice until at least 1960 and would appear to have been in the office in Cheshire.
Hughes retired in 1968 and died between October and December 1982.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|39, South Street, Dorking, Surrey, England||Business||1931 *|| || |
|Stonecroft, London Road, Dorking, Surrey, England||Private||1931 *|| || |
|Marlowe, Inby Road, Inby, Heswall, England||Private||c. 1938|| || |
|Domus, Quarry Street West, Heswall, Cheshire, England||Private||c. 1960|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Percy Lindsay Browne||Early 1933||for Licentiateship|
|George Reavell||Early 1933||for Licentiateship|
|Andrew Kerr Tasker||Early 1933||for Licentiateship|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|England and Wales||Births, marriages and deaths|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no3985 (box 19)|