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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Tunstall Hewitson
Designation: Architect
Born: 26 April 1908
Died: 2 August 1976
Bio Notes: Thomas Tunstall Hewitson was born on 26 April 1908, the son of Thomas Hewitson, draper, and his wife, Sarah Tunstall. He studied at the AA from 1927 and moved to the University of Liverpool School of Architecture three years later. He won an array of prizes during his years in Liverpool, including the John Lewis Prize and the John Rankin Prize awarded by the University of Liverpool in 1930, being a Soane Finalist and a Rome Finalist in 1931 and Royal Society of Arts prizes in 1930 and 1932. He was elected ARIBA in 1933, his proposers being Charles Herbert Reilly, Lionel Bailey Budden and Edward Robinson Ferdinand Cole. He was electedd FRIAS in 1956. He worked for the LCC as a planner before moving before 1963 to Edinburgh as a Planning Officer in the City Architect's Department. By the following year he had become a representative of the Edinburgh chapter of the RIAS. He remained in Edinburgh and lived at 19 Braid Hills Road.

Hewitson died on 2 August 1976. He was married twice, first to Phyllis Scarmell Leard and after her death, to Margaret Sheila Cannon, a school teacher, in 1953. He was survived by his second wife.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 216, Pentland Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1953After 1956 
Item 2 of 219, Briad Hills Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19641976 

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2London County Council Town Planning Department (LCC Town Planning' Department)(?)1952Planning OfficerJournal reference gives no mention of specific employer, other than that the post was within LCC
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)11 April 1952 * Planning OfficerSalary of 1,700 per year (no mention of specific employer - presumably within Architect's Dept)

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Lionel Bailey Budden4 December 1933For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Edward Robinson Ferdinand Cole4 December 1933For Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Charles Herbert Reilly4 December 1933For 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 2Late 1960Warriston Crescent  Edinburgh Proposed ring road
Item 2 of 21970(?)West Nicolson Street    Stated that the buildings on West Nicolson Street did not have sufficient intrinsic architectural or historic interest to warrant their place on the Building Preservation Notices

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 April 1952  p542
Item 2 of 2Builder5 August 1960  collaborated on studio project designs for new diploma course 1960-61 per 'Civic Design: A New Diploma Course at Edinburgh' p228

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5232 (Combined Box 63)

Images

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of David Ross. Picture taken at the opening ceremony of the "New Life For The New Town" Exhibition at the Planning Department Gallery in Market Street, Edinburgh in the late 60 

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of David Ross. Picture taken at the opening ceremony of the "New Life For The New Town" Exhibition at the Planning Department Gallery in Market Street, Edinburgh in the late 60's. Hewitson at extreme right.

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of David Ross.  Picture taken at the opening ceremony of the "New Life For The New Town" Exhibition at the Planning Department Gallery in Market Street, Edinburgh in the late 60 

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of David Ross. Picture taken at the opening ceremony of the "New Life For The New Town" Exhibition at the Planning Department Gallery in Market Street, Edinburgh in the late 60's. Hewitson at extreme right.