|Name:||Walter Robert Francis Bennett|
|Born:||3 November 1904|
|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.
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
|Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|9, Brymon Court, Montagu Square, London, England||Private||1965 *|
|101-103, Baker Street, London, England||Business||1965 *|
* earliest date known from documented sources.
|This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):|
|Date started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1947||National Cash Registers (NCR) Factory||Dundee||Scotland|
|1953||Station Hotel||Perth||Perthshire||Scotland||Partial reconstruction|
|1958||Station Hotel||Inverness||Inverness-shire||Scotland||Partial reconstruction|
|1959||Factory and Coldstore for T Wall & Sons (Ice Cream), Ltd||Niddrie Mains||Edinburgh, Midlothian||Scotland||Factory|
|1960||Edinburgh Nursing Home for Nuffield Trust||Edinburgh||Scotland||Conversion|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
|Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers||F Paper no5700 (Combined Box 96)|
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