Basic Biographical Details

Name: Clayton & Deas
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1938
Ended: 1948
Bio Notes: Joshua Clayton took Thoms Victor Deas into partnership in 1938.

Thomas Victor Deas served his articles with John Maurice Arthur in Airdrie from September 1919 and during this period attended classes part-time at Glasgow School of Architecture and the Royal Technical College. In September 1924 he spent a brief period of time in London. In June 1925 he was awarded the Bourdon Travelling Scholarship which at the time of his application to the RIBA for Associateship he had not yet used. He passed the qualifying exam in July 1925 and was elected ARIBA on 30 November 1925, his proposers being John Maurice Arthur, Charles Gourlay and James Lochhead. ]

Deas was a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects in 1930-31 but he practised in Cheltenham at that date, perhaps as an assistant. He appears to have moved back to Airdrie in the 1930s but formed a partnership in 1938 with Joshua Clayton in Darlington. Clayton was a native of Darlington. He trained with Kitching and Lee and commenced practice in about 1913. He became an important figure in public affairs and served on the Town Council from 1931 to 1946. When he died in 1948, Deas continued the practice until the 1960s. Deas died on 11 July 1991.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Darlington, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2High Row Chambers/24, High Row, Darlington, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1970 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Thomas Victor Deas19381948  
Item 2 of 2Joshua Clayton19381948Partner 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.