Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Thomas Marshall
Designation: Architect
Born: 1867
Died: Early 1940
Bio Notes: Charles Thomas Marshall was born in 1867 and articled to William Lister Newcombe of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1883, remaining as assistant until 1888. He then became an assistant in Durham County Council Architect's Department for about a year prior to seeking wider experience with Richard Knill Freeman in Manchester in 1889-91. He commenced independent practice in Newcastle in 1892 and joined the Society of Architects in 1893.

Marshall formed a partnership with Robert Burns Dick in 1895, and in the following year they won the competition for the Corporation Lodging House in Aberdeen. Born in 1868, Dick had been an apprentice in Newcombe's office alongside Marshall, and had joined the Newcastle practice of Armstrong & Knowles as an assistant in 1888, remaining there until setting up on his own in 1893.

The partnership of Marshall & Dick was dissolved some time before 1899 when Dick became partner to the older James Thorburn Cackett, the practice name becoming Cackett & Burns Dick. At this point Charles Thomas Marshall formed a partnership wiith William Tweedy.

The firm of Marshall & Tweedy also had a London office from the late 1920s. It was based in New Cavendish Street, London with Marshall's son, Charles Beresford Marshall and Lionel Hugo Fewster as partners. The Newcastle firm, in Pilgrim Street, was renamed Marshall, Tweedy and Bourn with William Tweedy, FRIBA (1872-1951) and John Alexander Bourn (1866-1948) as partners. Bourn was a quantity surveyor and may not have been involved with designing. How separate the the two offices were is not clear.

In 1936 the practice was restructured and CT Marshall was not one of the then four partners so he must have retired.

After the war the Newcastle practice seems to have reverted to the style of Marshall & Tweedy when Herbert Fitzroy Robinson (1914-2005) was in charge before he went London. The Newcastle practice closed in 1984.

Marshall was admitted LRIBA in 1910, his proposers being H C Charlewood, J Oswald and F W Rich. He died in 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 34, Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusiness1896  
Item 2 of 3Midhurst, Long Burton, Northumberland, EnglandPrivate1910 *  
Item 3 of 317, Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusinessBefore 1910After 1914 

* 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 6William Lister Newcombe1883c. 1887Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6William Lister Newcombec. 18871888Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Durham County Council Architect's Department18881889Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Richard Knill Freeman18891891Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Marshall & Dick18951897Partner 
Item 6 of 6Marshall & Tweedy1899 Partner 

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 31896Corporation Lodging House, East North Street  AberdeenScotlandThird premiated competition design - but secured the commission
Item 2 of 31897Villa, 6 Wester Coates Avenue  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 31930People's Palace Theatre  AberdeenScotlandDrew up plans for conversion to cinema. It appears that the job went to Chadwick Watson & Co.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder23 February 1940  p 269 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graham PottsInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent February 2013