Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lawrence Henry Twigg
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 September 1916
Died: 2 August 1970
Bio Notes: Lawrence Henry Twigg was born on 17 September 1916, the son of the Alloa architect George Twigg and his wife, Sarah Hilton. He served his apprenticeship in the office of David W Glass of Stirling, and studied continuation classes at Stirling in 1934-5 followed by a diploma course at Glasgow School of Art from 1935 until June 1940. He passed the professional practice exam the following month and was admitted ARIBA on 12 November the same year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Edwin Sinclair Bell and Alastair Marshall McMichael. By that time he was working for ICI Ltd at their explosives factory in Dumfries.

Twigg senior had acquired the practice of Thomas Frame & So in 1929, and was sole partner until 1945 when Lawrence Henry Twigg joined him. The younger Twigg continued the firm for the rest of his life.

He died of a coronary thrombosis on 2 August 1970, survived by his wife Ethel Bede Wright.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 420, Victoria Street, Annan, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1940 *  
Item 2 of 4NS Factory, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness1940 * working for ICI Ltd
Item 3 of 443, Mill Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 4 of 417, Alexandra Drive, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1970 * address at time of death

* 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 3David Willison Glass19341939Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd Architectural Staff (ICI)1939 or 1940Before 1945 role unclear
Item 3 of 3Thomas Frame & Son19451970Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Captain) Eric Sinclair Bell12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alastair Marshall McMichael12 November 1940for 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 11956Sauchie and Coalsnaughton Church HallSauchie StirlingshireScotlandAnother hall added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7744 (combined box 198)