Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Woodcock
Designation: Architect
Born: 26 May 1912
Died: 20 January 1970
Bio Notes: Robert Woodcock was born on 26 May 1912, the son of Robert Woodcock, cartographer, and his wife Isabella Bird Hewitt. He was articled in an unidentified Edinburgh office for five years from 15 May 1928, studying part-time at Edinburgh College of Art under John Begg. On completing his apprenticeship he continued to study for two years full-time, receiving his diploma and final exemption in June 1935. He was admitted ARIBA on 2 December that year, his proposers being Begg, Arthur Forman Balfour Paul and Reginald Fairlie. At that time he was undertaking a year's post-graduate course in the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, for which he had obtained a scholarship. His travels prior to that date had consisted of two weeks in Holland in April 1934 and two weeks in Paris in April-May 1935. He was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

Woodcock may also have had a qualification in town planning as he was AMTPI before 1950. At that date he was working for the Department of Health in Scotland.

Woodcock died on 20 January 1970, survived by his wife Mary Alexandra Watters.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Inchdura, Hamilton Road, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate 1970 
Item 2 of 3Craigneuk, Alnwickhill Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1935 *  
Item 3 of 322, Orchardhead Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  

* 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 1Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)1950 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg2 December 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie2 December 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Arthur Forman Balfour Paul2 December 1935for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Bruce Probart Beckett17 July 1968For Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder12 February 1954  p309

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5903 (combined box 107)