Basic Biographical Details

Name: Peter Kydd Hanton
Born: 30 January 1884
Died: 1963
Bio Notes: Peter Kydd Hanton was born on 30 January 1884 and articled to Hugh Gavin in Arbroath from 1899 to 1904, during which period he attended Patrick Hill Thoms' classes at Dundee Technical College. In 1904 he moved to the recently opened Edinburgh practice of Gordon Lorimer Wright, a pupil of Burnet who had studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and had American experience, which enabled him to study at the School of Applied Art. In 1905 he moved to London, first to the office of Edward Harding Payne, and a year later to Middlesex Education Committee's architectural department, so that he could study at the Royal Academy Schools and take the qualifying exam, which he did in 1907. He was admitted ARIBA on 2 March 1908, his proposers being Thoms, his original tutor in Dundee, Aston Webb, and Reginald Blomfeld.

In 1909 he joined H M Office of Works in London, seemingly as a temporary assistant, but the post was made permanent in 1910. In 1920 he was promoted to Senior Architect and was given charge of one of the housing sections of the Office. From 1925 he was occupied with the erection of telephone and employment exchanges. He was still in the Office of Works when he was elected FRIBA in late 1933, his proposers being Sir Richard Allison, William Thomas Curtis and David Thomson.

He died in Chipping Norton in 1963, his death being registered between July and September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness 1905 
Item 2 of 345, Lincoln Road, East Finchley, London, EnglandPrivate1907 *  
Item 3 of 3Ridge Side, Totteridge Green, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1933 *  

* 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 6Hugh Gavin18991904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Gordon Lorimer Wright19041905Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Edward Harding Payne19051906Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Middlesex County Council Architect's Department19061909AssistantIn the Education Committee's office
Item 5 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19091920Assistantin London office - temporary assistant in 1909-10, then permanent
Item 6 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1920After 1933Senior Architectin London office - working under the Chief Architect


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6(Sir) Richard John AllisonLate 1933for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Reginald Theodore Blomfield2 March 1908for Associateship
Item 3 of 6William Thomas CurtisLate 1933for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Patrick Hill Thoms2 March 1908for Associateship
Item 5 of 6David ThomsonLate 1933for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Aston Webb2 March 1908for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder16 August 1963v205 p329

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v17 p148 (microfilm reel 19); F no3155 (box 18)