Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Ritchie Wellwood
Designation: Architect
Born: 26 August 1923
Died: 2 February 2019
Bio Notes: William Ritchie Wellwood was born In Edinburgh on 26 August 1923, the son of John Robert Spottiswood Wellwood and his wife Mary Anderson Slavert. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and was admitted ARIBA in 1949 and ARIAS in 1952. About this time he had a post with the practice of Miller & Tulloch. At about that date he was living in Edinburgh at 1 Gladstone Terrace. He later worked for the Scottish Health Service, CSA Building Division. He remained with the organisation and was eventually in charge of the Edinburgh office. He was still in this post in 1979. He is not listed in 1987.

He moved to the Lake District after retirement.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 31, Gladstone Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *  
Item 2 of 3117, Greenbank Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1960 *  
Item 3 of 345, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 2Scottish Health Services Common Services Agency  Architect 
Item 2 of 2Miller & TullochEarly 1950s Architect 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Iain Dewar Haig17 July 1968For Fellowship

His third proposer was Thomas Duncan but it is not clear who this was as there are several Thomas Duncans of the correct period.

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 3 Western General Hospital, Radiotherapeutic Institute  EdinburghScotlandArchitect in Charge per Builder p99
Item 2 of 31960Western General Hospital, Neurosurgical Department  EdinburghScotland'has played large part' per Builder
Item 3 of 31962Municipal officesLoanhead, Midlothian  Scotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 7Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp28 Radiotherapeutic Institute, Edinburgh
Item 2 of 7RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 7RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 7RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 7 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Richard CassidyInformation given to Yvonne Hillyard  
Item 2 of 2Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard