Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Herbert Ramage |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||16 October 1905 |
|Died: ||11 November 1989 |
|Bio Notes: ||Herbert Ramage was born on 16 October 1905 in Edinburgh, the son of William Ramage, compositor, and his wife Hannah Kean. He was articled to James Lindsay Junior of Glasgow from 1923 to 1928 and studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture, winning gilt and silver medallions and the Bourdon Travelling Studentship, which enabled him to spend two months measuring and sketching in Italy. On completing his apprenticeship he joined Keppie & Henderson as assistant. He obtained his senior certificate from the School in 1929, becoming an Associate of the RIAS and a student member of the RIBA. The following year he passed the design portion of the final exam, entitling him to be admitted ARIBA. |
He left Keppie & Henderson in 1934 to enter the office of C J McNair & Elder as assistant, and a year later moved to Berkshire as principal in charge of architectural work for C G Fowlie PASI, chartered surveyor of 17 Bartholomew Street, Newbury. He remained there until 1938 when he moved to London and found employment as an assistant in the LCC Architects' Department. By 1939 he had moved to Thornton Heath in Surrey. He was an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and retained his membership after leaving Scotland.
He was admitted LRIBA On 16 February 1943, his proposers being the then president and secretary of the Glasgow Institute, Alexander Wright and William MacLean, and Andrew Graham Henderson, who wrote of Ramage in his supporting statement: 'I found him to be a willing and intelligent assistant, a good draughtsman and a capable designer.'
Ramage was elected FRIAS on 1953.
Ramage died in Mearnskirk General Hospital, Newton Mearns on 11 November 1989, survived by his wife Margaret Clarke Taylor.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Eastwoodhill Home/238, Fenwick Road, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private|| ||1989||Address of Herbert Ramage at time of death although his wife was still at Melford Avenue|
|39, Dundrennan Road, Langside, Glasgow, Scotland||Private/business(?)||Before 1930||After 1934|| |
|261, West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1934 *|| || |
|11 The Quadrant, Quadrant Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England||Private/business(?)||1939 *|| || |
|Five Pines, Longen Wood, Keston Park, Keston, Kent, England||Private||1943 *|| || |
|23, Melford Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||After 1943||Before October 1992||Ramage's home where his wife remained|
* 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|
|Andrew Graham Henderson||16 February 1943||for Licentiateship|
|Alexander Wright||16 February 1943||for Licentiateship - as president of the Glasgow Institute of Architects|
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Post Office Directories|| || || || || |
|RIBA||1930||The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|Professor David M Walker personal archive||Professor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material|| ||Additional research by Iain Paterson|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no5355 (combined box 73)|