Basic Biographical Details

Name: Sidney Vincent North
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872
Died: 7 March 1951
Bio Notes: The son of the architect David Henry North and his wife Agnes, Sydney Vincent North was born at Acton, London, in 1872. Articled to his father between 1889 and 1897 and later assistant to David Wilcock, he also attended classes at the Architectural Association, passing the RIBA qualifying examination in 1900. He was elected ARIBA in 1903, proposed by E W Mountford, W H Seth-Smith and J Slater and FRIBA on 4 March 1907, proposed by H W Rising, E D Drury and E W Mountford.

North commenced independent practice in 1899, entering into partnership with Charles Collas Robin in 1903. The partnership enjoyed almost immediate success being awarded first premium in the Heywood Library competition from the 62 sets of drawings submitted. North died on active service in 1916 but by that date they had been joined by William John Wilsdon, the practice title being North Robin & Wilsdon in the 1920s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3203, Strand, London, EnglandBusinessBetween 1900 and 1907  
Item 2 of 3Epsom, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1911 Census
Item 3 of 399, Regent Street, London, EnglandBusiness19141915 

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 2North & Robin1903 Partner 
Item 2 of 2North, Robin & WilsdonAfter 1915 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4Edward Dru Drury1907for Fellow
Item 2 of 4Edward William Mountford1903for Associate
Item 3 of 4Edward William Mountford1907for Fellow
Item 4 of 4William Howard Seth-Smith1903for Assosiate

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 41907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition entry - not successful
Item 2 of 41907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandUnsuccessful entry
Item 3 of 4191950-52 St Nicholas Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 41928C & A Modes Ltd, Sauchiehall Street  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Morrison, Kathryn A Woolworths: 100 years on the High Street London: English Heritage (or Historic England) 
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914