Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick George Frizzell
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 November 1902
Died: 10 December 1976
Bio Notes: Frederick G Frizzell ('Freddie') was born on 27 November 1902. From June 1920 to June 1923 he served his articles with Gerald Wornum. During this period he attended classes, presumably part-time, at Regent Street Polytechnic and attended an atelier at the University of London. In June 1924 he took a post as assistant of H W Binns.

He worked for the Mines Department of the ___ from August 1927. He was admitted ARIBA in late 1930, proposed by Gerald Wornum, Cedric Gurney Ripley and another. He worked under John Austin Dempster in the Miners' Welfare Commission in the 1930s, with particular responsibility for buildings in Fife and the Lothians. After his spell designing buildings in Scotland he specialised in working in Northumberland where he became Architect to the Northumberland and Durham Miners' Welfare from the mid 1930s. He joined the Northern Architectural Association in 1945. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 4The Patch, Crossways, Shenfield, Essex, EnglandPrivatec. 1931  
Item 3 of 480, Portland Place, London, England(?)Business1956 *  
Item 4 of 4Bank Chambers/133 , Aldersyde, London, EnglandBusiness1970s  

* 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 2John Austin Dempster   In Miners' Welfare Commission office
Item 2 of 2Miners' Welfare Committee (or Miners' Welfare Commission), Mines Department, (National Coal Board Divisional Welfare)   Working under John Austin Dempster


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Cedric Gurney RipleyLate 1930For 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 201930Blairhall Colliery, pithead bathsBlairhall FifeScotlandOriginal building with J A Dempster
Item 2 of 201930Lochhead Colliery, Pithead BathsEast Wemyss FifeScotlandWith J A Dempster
Item 3 of 201930Roslin Colliery, Pithad Baths  MidlothianScotlandWith J A Dempster
Item 4 of 201931Devon Colliery, Pithead Baths  ClackmannanshireScotlandWith J A Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 5 of 201931Woolmet Colliery, Pithead Baths  MidlothianScotlandWith J A Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 6 of 201932Aitken Colliery, Pithead BathsKelty FifeScotlandWith J A Demopster as Chief Architect
Item 7 of 201932Kinneil Colliery, Pithead BathsKinneil West LothianScotlandWith J A Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 8 of 201932Ramsey Colliery, Pithead Baths  FifeScotlandWith J A Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 9 of 201933Arniston Colliery, pithead baths  MidlothianScotlandOriginal building - with Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 10 of 201933Lindsay Colliery, Pithead Baths  FifeScotlandWith Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 11 of 201933Lumphinnans Colliery, Pithead BathsLumphinnans FifeScotlandWith Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 12 of 201933Preston Links Colliery, Pithead Baths  East LothianScotlandWith J A Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 13 of 201934Michael Colliery, Pithead BathsEast Wemyss FifeScotlandWith J A Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 14 of 201934Polkemmet Colliery, pithead baths  LanarkshireScotlandAssisted Dempster who was Chief Architect for the Northern Division, Miners' Welfare Commission
Item 15 of 201934Whitehill Colliery, pithead baths  MidlothianScotlandAssisted Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 16 of 201935Bowhill Colliery, pithead bathsBowhill, Auchterderran FifeScotlandWith J A Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 17 of 201936Newcraighall Colliery, Pithead Baths  EdinburghScotlandWith Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 18 of 201937Gilmerton Colliery, Pithead Baths  MidlothianScotlandWith Dempster as Chief Architect
Item 19 of 201937Tillicoultry Colliery, Pithead BathsTillicoultry ClackmannanshireScotlandAs assistant to Dempster
Item 20 of 201938Hopetoun Colliery, Pithead Baths  West LothianScotlandAlterations? Further work? - as assistant to Dempster


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Allison, Georgina1994The Miners Welfare Commission and Pithead Baths in Scotland Twentieth Century Society journal, Summer 1, Industrial Architecture, pp 55-64p 63
Item 2 of 3Buckley, S and Walker, L1982Between the wars: Architecture and Design on Tyneside 1919-1939  p10
Item 3 of 3English Census1901English Census 1901   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Graham Potts