Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward Charles Henry Maidman
Born: 1866
Died: 1918
Bio Notes: Edward Charles Henry Maidman was born in 1866 and articled to William Thomas Hollands of London in 1884, remaining with Hollands after the commencement of the latter's partnership with Frederick Wheeler soon thereafter. During that period he travelled in England and Belgium. Around 1889 Maidman moved to Hastings to work for Arthur Wells and Francis Henry Humphreys, but he soon returned to London to work as assistant first for Frederick Wheeler and then for the hospital specialist Henry Saxon Snell. Around 1893 or 1894 he moved to Edinburgh as assistant to James Bow Dunn, and set up practice, subsequently spending a short time with George Washington Browne before joining the Edinburgh Architectural Association and setting up practice on his own account at 13 South Charlotte Street in 1895. He was still working from this address, with a house at 10 John Street, in 1911 when he was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July, proposed by Dunn and the Edinburgh Architectural Association; his nomination paper states that prior to that time he had delivered a paper on cottage hospitals to the Association. His application for RIBA membership may have been in preparation for a move back to England as he was practising at Brooklyn House, Sherborne, Dorset by 1914. He died in 1918.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 513, South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1895After 1911 
Item 2 of 51, Comely Bank Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1895c. 1896 
Item 3 of 510, John Street, Joppa, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 4 of 53, South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1911c. 1912This may be an error in PO Directories for no 13
Item 5 of 5Brooklyn House, Sherborne, Dorset, EnglandBusiness1914 *  

* 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 7William Thomas Hollands1884c. 1889Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Francis Henry Humphreysc. 1889 Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Arthur Wellsc. 1889 Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Frederick Wheelerc. 1890 Assistant 
Item 5 of 7H Saxon Snell & Sonc. 18901893 or 1894Assistant 
Item 6 of 7James Bow Dunn1893 or 1894 Assistant 
Item 7 of 7George Washington Brownec. 18941895Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James Bow Dunn20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 33c. 1889Convalescent homeSt Leonards-on-Sea SussexEngland 
Item 2 of 33c. 1889Palace HotelHastings SussexEnglandAs assistant to either Arthur Wells or Francis Henry Humphreys
Item 3 of 33c. 1890Aberdeen Royal Infirmary  AberdeenScotlandNew ward block - as assistant to H Saxon Snell & Son
Item 4 of 33c. 1890Royal Victoria Hospital  MontrealCanadaAs assistant to H Saxon Snell & Son
Item 5 of 331893Bridgnorth and South Shropshire InfirmaryBridgnorth ShropshireEnglandWon competition to secure job
Item 6 of 33c. 1894Royal Hospital for Sick Children  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to George Washington Browne
Item 7 of 33After 1895St Andrews Home of Mercy and ChapelJoppa EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 33After 1895St Mark's Mission ChurchPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 331896Bonnyrigg Public SchoolBonnyrigg MidlothianScotlandWing
Item 10 of 331897Gibson HallGarelochhead ArgyllScotlandCompetition win
Item 11 of 331897House, ColintonColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 331897Skipton Cottage HospitalSkipton YorkshireEngland 
Item 13 of 331898Dukinfield Municipal BuildingsDukinfield CheshireEnglandUnsuccessful competition design (exhibited 1901)
Item 14 of 331899Design for Business Premises  GlasgowScotlandDesign exhibited - probably unexecuted
Item 15 of 331899Girls Friendly Society Home of RestMorecambe LancashireEnglandWon competition to secure job
Item 16 of 33c. 1899Police BuildingsBathgate West LothianScotlandAfter 1895 but before RIBA Nomination in 1911.
Before additions of 1903
Item 17 of 331900Police Convalescent HomeHarrogate YorkshireEnglandCompetition design - placed second
Item 18 of 331900Skipton and District HospitalSkipton YorkshireEnglandWon competition to secure job
Item 19 of 331900St Stephen's UF ChurchComely Bank EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 20 of 331900Villa for J G ScottColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 33c. 1900FawsideColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 331901Carnegie Free LibraryHawick RoxburghshireScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 23 of 331901Fylde, Preston and Garstang Joint HospitalElswick LancashireEnglandWon competition to secure job
Item 24 of 331901Victoria TowerHuddersfield YorkshireEngland 
Item 25 of 331902Eskdale cottageStow MidlothianScotland 
Item 26 of 331903Police BuildingsBathgate West LothianScotlandAdditions and five houses
Item 27 of 331904Dingwall Cemetery, National Memorial to Major General Sir Hector MacdonaldDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandRunner-up in competition
Item 28 of 331904The GairColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 331905Moffat Cottage HospitalMoffat DumfriesshireScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 30 of 331906Crieff Cottage HospitalCrieff PerthshireScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 31 of 331907Cork County and City Sanatorium  CorkEireSubmitted entry in competition
Item 32 of 331907St Anne's Episcopal Mission HallPortobello EdinburghScotlandNew chancel, etc.
Item 33 of 331915Lord Digby's SchoolSherbourne DorsetEnglandExtension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal22 November 1918v27London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp39 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v19 no1445