Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stuart Clink
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 May 1912
Died: 18 February 1981
Bio Notes: Stuart Clink was born on 5 May 1912, the son of Stuart Clink, transport manager, and his wife Maria Montgomery Leslie. He was articled to Bradbury & Evans in Dublin for one year and attended a part-time course at University College in Dublin. He transferred to the practice of Nelson T Stewart in Dundee, completing his articles in March 1933. He studied part-time at Dundee School of Architecture, taking advanced evening classes there from 1934 to 1939. During this period he worked part-time for Walker & Pride in St Andrews. He studied full-time at Dundee School of Architecture for one session between 1939 and 1940 taking the final exam in the latter year. Around this time he was a member of the Dundee Institute of Architects. However his training was interrupted by war service which he spent with the Royal Engineers and he rose to the rank of major. His later war years were spent on airfield construction in North West Europe. He was mentioned in dispatches.

After demobilisation in October 1945 (or 1946 - information in his Nomination Papers conflicts) he returned to his studies and to his post with Walker & Pride and passed the professional practice exam later that year. He was admitted ARIBA in 1946, his one proposer being W W Friskin as President of the Dundee Institute of Architects. At some point in 1946 he moved to a post as assistant with Cullen Lochead & Brown. In 1947 he was assumed into partnership.

Clink was elected FRIAS in 1954 and FRIBA late 1955 or early 1956, proposed by Lockhart Hutson, Andrew Graham Henderson and George Frederick Shanks. Between joining the practice in 1946 and his election to Fellowship he was involved with a range of different types of projects: industrial and commercial, work for Local Authorities, hospital work and domestic work for Local Authorities, hospital staff, private clients and reconstructions. He retired from the practice in 1978 and became a consultant.

Clink served on the Council of the RIBA and as chairman of the Joint Standing Committee of Architects Surveyors and Building Contractors in Scotland.

He died on 18 February 1981 at Glasgow Royal infirmary, survived by his wife Marjory Wishart Mitchell and at least one son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Southside/3, Woodhead Avenue, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate 1981 
Item 2 of 4Elmbank, Newburgh Road, Wormit, Fife, ScotlandPrivatec. 1939 *  
Item 3 of 4119, Cadzow Street, HAmilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 4 of 415, Parkside Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1953 *  

* 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 1Cullen, Lochhead & Brown1946After 1979PartnerConsultant after 1978.

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 43 Fire Brigade HeadquartersHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 43 St Margaret's ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 43After 194733 kV electricity substationNewarthill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 43After 194733 kV electricity substationThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 43After 194733 kV electricity substationKillermont GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 43After 194733 kV Electricity substation  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 43After 1947Adelphi cotton worksDeanston, Doune PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 8 of 43After 1947Burgh HospitalMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 9 of 43After 1947County of Lanark SanatoriumStonehouse LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 10 of 43After 1947Electricity Service Centre for SSEB Hamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 43After 1947Loch Lomond Water Scheme, Daer ReservoirLoch Lomond LanarkshireScotlandActed as consultants
Item 12 of 43After 1947Offices and canteen etcHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 43After 1947Offices for the SSEB (South of Scotland Electricity Board)Hamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 14 of 43After 1947Offices for the SSEB (South of Scotland Electricity Board)Hamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 15 of 43After 1947Scottish National Institution for the Training of Imbecile ChildrenLarbert StirlingshireScotlandNursing block for 60 patients - unclear if this is the extecution of earlier scheme held up by war
Item 16 of 43After 1947Transformer stores, garage, workshopsMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 43After 1947Two factories for Scottish Industrial EstatesCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 431951Offices for Alexandra Transport Co Ltd, Alexandra Parade  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 431953Townhead Parish ChurchCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 431960sCalderpark Zoological GardensCalderpark GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 431960sCounty Hall and Sheriff Court Houses and County Police OfficeHamilton LanarkshireScotlandNew building on old site
Item 22 of 431960sDalziel Co-operative Society Ltd retail storeMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 431960sFactory for R & W ScottCarluke LanarkshireScotland 
Item 24 of 431960sHousehold Supplies Company Ltd storeHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 25 of 431960sLanarkshire Ice RinkHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 26 of 431960sOffices for General AccidentHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 27 of 431960sOffices for SSEB  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 431960sRadnor HotelClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 29 of 431960sRenfrew District Lunatic AsylumPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 30 of 431960sRoyal Scottish National Institution, administration block and other buildings  StirlingshireScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 31 of 431960sStirling District AsylumLarbert StirlingshireScotlandModernisation (?)
Item 32 of 431960sStobhill HospitalSpringburn GlasgowScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 33 of 431960Municipal CrematoriumCaddlehill, Greenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 34 of 431960Royal Hospital for Sick Children  EdinburghScotlandAdditions to N.
Item 35 of 431968Stobhill Hospital, Clinical Teaching CentreSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 431968Stobhill Hospital, theatre suiteSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 431970British Steel Mess RoomsAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 38 of 43Before 1981Castlehill Methodist ChurchWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 39 of 43Before 1981Factory for Gilmour & DeanClydeside Industrial Estate GlasgowScotland 
Item 40 of 43Before 1981Factory for SDA  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 41 of 43Before 1981McDonald HotelGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 42 of 43Before 1981Sheltered housingBellshill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 43 of 43Before 1981St Vincent de Paul RC ChurchEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp119
Item 2 of 5RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8649; F no5054 (Combined Box 53)