Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Charles Ewan McEwan-Waghorn |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||26 March 1914 |
|Died: ||30 June 1963 |
|Bio Notes: ||Charles Ewan McEwan-Waghorn was born on 26 March 1914, the son of Arthur Edward McEwan-Waghorn, chartered surveyor and architect and his wife Elizabeth Knight. He was articled to Sir Charles A Nicholson Bart. in 1932 but his articles were terminated due to lack of work. From 1933-34 he studied full-time at Southend on Sea School of Architecture under D M Martin-Kaye. From 1934-36 he was an assistant in the practice of Bishop & Etherington-Smith in London where he gained experience in a busy general practice on hotels, factories, sports pavilions and domestic work. During this time he continued to study for the Imtermediate exams of the RIBA in his spare time. In the latter year, 1936 he moved to another post as assistant with Herbert J Axten in the architects' department of the Westminster Bank and worked on banks and bank residences. |
From September 1939 he served with the RNVR. He commanded HMS Devonshire during World War 11. He would seem to have remained in the Forces after the cease of hostilities as he notes in his nomination paper that he was invalided from the Navy as a result of war service in April 1950 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander RN.
From July 1951 until July 1954 he worked as an assistant architect with Fife County Council where he was solely responsible for the planning and presentation of the CD Shelter Plan in Fife and thereafter mainly engaged on and responsible for alterations and improvements of existing schools in Fife.
From 1954 until 1956 and probably thereafter he was chief assistant with Alison & Hutchison & partners in Edinburgh. He was elected LRIBA in 1956, proposed by Robert Forbes Hutchison, John Holt and PC Hayward.
McEwan-Waghorn died on 30 June 1963 at the Adamson Hospital, Cupar, survived by his wife Amy Barlow McLean.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|The Laurels, Dura Den, Cupar, Fife, Scotland||Private|| ||1963|| |
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|P C Hayward||9 October 1956||For Licentiateship|
|John Holt||9 October 1956||For Licentiateship|
|Robert Forbes Hutchison||9 October 1956||For Licentiateship|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|https://facweb.northseattle.edu/rshewmaker/Life%20of%20Diana%20Elizabeth%20Hampden-Smith/Pt_1_UK%20y||Online details of Diana McEwan-Waghorn|| ||Accessed 2016|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers||L no 6769 (Combined Box 159)|| |