Basic Biographical Details

Name: Angus Moncur Neilson
Born: 28 July 1906
Died: 5 April 1983
Bio Notes: Angus Moncur Neilson was born on 28 July 1906 and was articled to John Jerdan of James Jerdan & Son in September 1925. Throughout his five-year apprenticeship he attended morning classes at Edinburgh College of Art, and he continued to study there full-time for two years thereafter. He received a minor travelling bursary enabling him to spend three weeks travelling in 1932, and was awarded a two-week travelling scholarship the following year; the locations he visited remain unknown. He obtained his diploma in June 1933, passed the Professional Practice exam in July 1934 and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December of the latter year, his proposers being Jerdan, John Begg and Frank Charles Mears. His nomination papers do not give a business address but indicate that he was living at that time at Eastfield House, Joppa. In that year he exhibited a design for a public school swimming bath at the Royal Scottish Academy.

By 1939 he had moved to Belfast, where he remained. His RIBA membership was terminated in April 1972, at which time he was living at 16 Ormiston Crescent, Knock, Belfast.

Neilson died in Fermanach on 5 April 1983.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Eastfield House, Eastfield, Joppa, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1934 *  
Item 2 of 362, Campbell Park Avenue, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate/business1939 *After 1950 
Item 3 of 316, Ormiston Crescent, Knock, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivateBefore 1956 *After 1972 

* 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 1James Jerdan & SonSeptember 19251930Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Jerdan3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears3 December 1934for 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 11934Design for a Public School swimming bath     


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 6RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 6RIBA1956Kalendar 1956-57   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2General Register office Northern IrelandDeath registers for Northern Ireland D/1983/V1/169
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5555 (combined box 87)