Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Noble Southorn
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 April 1896
Bio Notes: Thomas Noble Southorn was born in Glasgow on 28 April 1896, the son of Frank H Southorn, architect and his wife Jeannie Young Noble. He studied at Glasgow School of Architecture in 1913-14 and seems to have been seeking wider experience in Manchester when his father died in February 1921. He appears to have returned to continue the practice as Frank Southorn & Orr; his partner may have been Frank George Orr, but this is not certain.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Parklea, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1913 *  
Item 2 of 3Manchester, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1921 *  
Item 3 of 3113, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1924After 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 1Frank Southorn & Orr1921 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 91921Cottages, Prince of Wales Gardens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 91922Bungalow for Miss Agnes Graham, Mossend Place, North King StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 3 of 91923House for George C Taylor, Lennox DriveHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 4 of 91924GarthairieHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 5 of 91924House for Mrs Victoria Morrison, East Lennox DriveHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 6 of 91925House and garage for D J de Maine Beaumont, Abercromby RoadHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 7 of 91927House for George H Bloor, Lennox Drive WestHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 8 of 91935House and garage for James Neil, West Princes StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 9 of 91935House, 11 East Abercromby StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandPossibly collaborated with J S Boyd? Plans by both in Dean of Guild


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

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 Research by Iain Paterson