Basic Biographical Details

Name: Cecil Stewart
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 April 1911
Died: 14 January 1964
Bio Notes: Cecil Stewart was born at 3 Marshall Place, Perth, on 8 April 1911, the son of Charles Parker Stewart, medical practitioner, and his wife Edith Maud Jayne. His parents had married in Croydon in 1903. He commenced his architectural training at Edinburgh College of Art in 1928. He was awarded the RIBA Silver Medal in 1930 and moved to London in 1932 to join George Grey Wornum as assistant, remaining with him until 1934 and working on the RIBA Headquarters building in Portland Place. During this period he travelled to Italy in 1929 and to Holland in 1930. On leaving Wornum in 1934 he made a journey to Finland and Russia, and in 1935 he returned to Wornum's office. In June that year he received his diploma and in December passed the Professional Practice exam in Edinburgh. His FRIBA nomination papers state that in the same year, 1935, he won the Andrew Grant Scholarship, which enabled him to spend two years on a tour embracing Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey and France. However his ARIBA papers show that he was still in Wornum's office when he applied for admittance as ARIBA in 1936, and he was admitted on 22 June that year, his proposers being Wornum, Philip Dalton Hepworth and Stanley Hinge Hamp.

He commenced practice on his own account in Liverpool in 1937, but took salaried a post with ICI (Foodstuffs Group) at Grangemouth from 1941-43. He would appear to have returned to private practice and combined this with teaching at the Municipal School of Art and was elected FRIBA in 1951, his proposers being Frederick Gibberd, G Jellicoe, J Hubert Worthington. Gibberd noted in his Fellowship Paper what he had a 'brilliant career as a student'. In 1951 he was head of the Department of Architecture at Manchester Municipal School of Art.

Cecil Stewart's death date has not yet been established certainly but he would appear to have died in 1964. This is confirmed by the fact that he is no longer listed in the RIBA Directory of 1967-68.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 522, Pembridge Gardens, London W2, EnglandPrivate1936 *  
Item 2 of 5Liverpool, EnglandBusiness1937  
Item 3 of 59, Berkeley Mansions, Fielden Park, Manchester, EnglandPrivate1951 *  
Item 4 of 5Manchester Municipal School of Art, All Saints, Manchester, EnglandBusiness1951 *  
Item 5 of 5Kingston House, Kingston Road, Manchester, EnglandBusiness1960s  

* 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 2George Grey Wornum19321934Assistant 
Item 2 of 2George Grey Wornum19351936 or 1937Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6(Sir) Frederick Gibberd9 January 1951For Fellowship
Item 2 of 6Stanley Hinge Hamp22 June 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Philip Dalton Hepworth22 June 1936for Associateship
Item 4 of 6G A Jellicoe9 January 1951For Fellowship
Item 5 of 6George Grey Wornum22 June 1936for Associateship
Item 6 of 6John Hubert Worthington9 January 1951For Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Dennis John Richard Garnett4 June 1960 or 4 October 1960for 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 21932RIBA Headquarters  LondonEnglandAs assistant to George Grey Wornum
Item 2 of 21938ManderleyPerth PerthshireScotlandIn conjunction with G P K Young


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The Guardian15 January 1964  p3

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 A no6071 (combined box 117); F no4577 (combined box 22)