Basic Biographical Details

Name: Walter Robert Francis Bennett
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 November 1904
Died: Early 1974
Bio Notes: Walter Robert Francis Bennett was born on 3 November 1904. From 1921 to 1924 he studied architecture full-time at Portsmouth College of Art and from 1924 to 1927 was an articled pupil to G W Bell of Portsmouth. He spent some time on architectural research in North America, Canada and Denmark around this time where he studied hospital and hotel design. During the years 1927 to 1933 he had various appointments as assistant but in the latter year joined J Stanley & Clare as partner. He was elected LRIBA in 1938. The practice subsequently became J Stanley Beard & Bennett. In 1947 he became senior partner in the practice which by then worked under the title J Stanley Beard Bennett & Partners. Though based in London, the practice undertook a number of jobs in Scotland.

The practice had absorbed Ralph Roland Wilkins by 1960 under the title J Stanley Beard Bennett Wilkins & Partners, later omitting the 'J Stanley'. Bennett was elected FRIBA in 1965, porposed by John Stanley Beard, Thomas Mallow Bennett and Denis Poulton.

Bennett died in early 1974 in Henley, Oxfordshire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 29, Brymon Court, Montagu Square, London, EnglandPrivate1965 *  
Item 2 of 2101-103, Baker Street, London, EnglandBusiness1965 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 61947National Cash Registers (NCR) Factory  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 61947Timex Factory  DundeeScotland 
Item 3 of 61953Station HotelPerth PerthshireScotlandPartial reconstruction
Item 4 of 61958Station HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandPartial reconstruction
Item 5 of 61959Factory and Coldstore for T Wall & Sons (Ice Cream), LtdNiddrie Mains Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandFactory
Item 6 of 61960Edinburgh Nursing Home for Nuffield Trust  EdinburghScotlandConversion


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 F Paper no5700 (Combined Box 96)