Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Mackison McNaught
Born: 28 April 1898
Died: 1969
Bio Notes: Robert Mackison McNaught was born on 28 April 1898 and was articled to Alexander Cochran Denny of Dumbarton in 1912, the firm soon becoming Denny & Blain when William John Blain was taken into partnership later that year. Whilst there he studied at the Dumbarton School of Science & Art and at Glasgow School of Architecture. He served with the Royal Engineers in France during the First World War but on his demobilisation he resumed his studies, concurrently working as an assistant to Campbell & Hislop of Glasgow for a year before returning to Denny & Blain as chief assistant in 1920. He had been made a junior partner of the firm by the time of his admittance as ARIBA in late 1922, for which his proposers were William John Blain, David Salmond and William Brown Whitie, but he left in 1925 to move to Bolton as assistant and later chief assistant to Bradshaw Gass & Hope. He was made a full partner of the latter firm in January 1936, although the practice title remained unchanged.

He was elected FRIBA on 20 July 1943, proposed by Arthur John Hope, William John Blain and another. At that time he was still with Bradshaw Gass & Hope. he was elected ARIAS in 1956.

McNaught died in 1969, hsi death registered between April and June of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4British Linen Chambers/17, High Street, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandBusiness1922 * With Denny & Blain
Item 2 of 49, Levenford Place, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1922 *  
Item 3 of 419, Silverwell Street, Bolton, Lancashire, EnglandBusinessBefore 1929After 1960 
Item 4 of 45, Lightburn Avenue, Bolton, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate1943 *After 1956 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 8Alexander Cochran Denny19121912Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8Denny & Blain19121916Apprentice 
Item 3 of 8Campbell & Hislop19191920Assistant 
Item 4 of 8Denny & Blain1920Before 1922Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Denny & BlainBefore 19221925Junior Partner 
Item 6 of 8Bradshaw Gass & Hope1925Before 1935Assistant 
Item 7 of 8Bradshaw Gass & HopeAfter 1925December 1935Chief Assistant 
Item 8 of 8Bradshaw Gass & HopeJanuary 1936After 1943Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5William John BlainLate 1922for Associateship
Item 2 of 5William John Blain20 July 1943for Fellowship
Item 3 of 5Arthur John Hope20 July 1943for Fellowship
Item 4 of 5David SalmondLate 1922for Associateship
Item 5 of 5William Brown WhitieLate 1922for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 11923St Luke's Episcopal Church and parsonage and hallDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandCommunion rails and war memorial


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3574 (microfilm reel 27); F no3961 (box 30)