Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ronald Hamilton Thomson
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 January 1910
Bio Notes: Ronald Hamilton Thomson was born on 17 January 1910 and was articled to the Lanark County Architect in Motherwell for five years, beginning on 15 October 1925 and remaining as assistant until 30 April 1934. Thereafter he spent a year as assistant in the Lanark County Housing Department in Hamilton; fifteen months with the Department of Agriculture for Scotland in Edinburgh; seven months with the Department of War at Catherick Camp, Yorkshire; four months in the Montgomery County Architect's Department in Welshpool, Wales; and fifteen months in the Essex County Architect's Department in Chelmsford. He joined Rawmarsh Urban District Council, Yorkshire as assistant architect on 10 October 1938, and was still there when he gained automatic admittance as LRIBA on 22 September 1942, without the need for proposers.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 19, St Nicolas Road, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1942 *  

* 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 8Lanarkshire County Architect's Department15 October 192515 October 1930ApprenticeIn Motherwell office
Item 2 of 8Lanarkshire County Architect's Department15 October 193015 April 1934AssistantIn Motherwell office
Item 3 of 8Lanarkshire County Architect's Department30 April 193415 April 1935AssistantIn Housing Department, Hamilton
Item 4 of 8Department of Agriculture for Scotland (later Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland)16 April 193525 July 1936Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Department of War Architectural Department27 July 193620 February 1937Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Montgomery County Architect's Department1 March 193717 July 1937Assistant 
Item 7 of 8Essex County Architect's Department26 July 19378 October 1938Assistant 
Item 8 of 8Rawmarsh Urban District Council Architect's Department10 October 1938After 1942Assistant 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5186 (combined box 62)