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Basic Biographical Details

Name: John 'Archie' Dewar
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 February 1929
Died: 5 September 2009
Bio Notes: John Dewar, generally known as Archie Dewar, was born in 1929 and worked for the National Coal Board prior to joining the practice of Basil Spence & Partners in 1955. He left the firm in 1983.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Before 1955After 1983 

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 3Basil Spence & Partners19551964  
Item 2 of 3Miners' Welfare Committee (or Miners' Welfare Commission), Mines Department, (National Coal Board Divisional Welfare)Before 19551955  
Item 3 of 3Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson19641983  

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 3Mid 1950sNormal College (later University Staff Club)  EdinburghScotlandMajor alterations - working for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 2 of 31964Mortonhall Crematorium  EdinburghScotlandJob architect - with Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 3 of 31972Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Head Office  EdinburghScotlandworking with Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdpp38, 96, 98, 162 Mortonhall Crematorium
Item 2 of 2Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p8, p10 Fishermen's Houses
p14, p38-41 Mortonhall Crematorium
p46-7 Edinburgh University Library
p60-1 Scottish Widows

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010)


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