Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Stewart
Born: c. 1877
Died: c. 1927
Bio Notes: Hugh Stewart was born in 1876 and articled to Reid & Wittet of Elgin in 1893. He completed his articles at the end of 1896 and moved to Edinburgh to work as assistant to Rowand Anderson from 1897 to the earlier part of 1899, returning to Wittet as an assistant in the latter year, remaining until the end of 1900. In 1901 he moved to London as an assistant to Banister Fletcher & Sons, transferring to the office of Stevenson & Redfern where he remained from 1902-06, then to that of Francis W Troup (1907). Later that year hemoved to work with the metalwork sculptor Sir William Reynolds-Stephens, presumably to help with the architectural aspects of work on which he was then engaged. In 1908 he moved finally to the practice of Ernest Henry Abbott, also of London, at 6 Warwick Court, Gray's Inn. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being Troup, Harry Redfern and Banister Flight Fletcher.

There is a conflict of information in the details of where and when he worked in London. The Dictionary of Architects in Canada gives the following information based his application to , Archirectural Institute of British Columbia, 8 Sept. 1920: 'He articled in the office of Sir Rowand Anderson... from 1897 to 1900, then moved to London where he obtained a position as assistant to Sir Banister Fletcher (in 1901-02), with Gibson & Wallace (1902), with Francis W. Troup, FRIBA (in 1902-03), and with Stevenson & Redfern (1904-05), and later with Harry Redfern (in 1907-10)'.

Stewart emigrated to Canada sailing on 10 January 1913 and settled at Moose Jaw, Sask where he quickly found a position as an assistant to Richard G. Bunyard. In March 1913 they formed a partnership.

Stewart died about 1927.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 27, Regent Sqaure, St Pancras, London, EnglandPrivate1901 As boarder in this house
Item 2 of 247, Artesian Road, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 8A & W Reid & Wittet18931896Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8Wardrop & Anderson18971899Assistant 
Item 3 of 8A & W Reid & Wittet18991900Assistant 
Item 4 of 8Banister Fletcher & Sons19011901Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Stevenson & Redfern19021906Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Francis William Troup19071907 or 1908Assistant 
Item 7 of 8(Sir) William Reynolds-Stephens1907 or 19081908Assistant 
Item 8 of 8Ernest Henry Abbott1908After 1911Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Banister Flight Fletcher20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Harry Redfern (or Henry Redfern)20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Francis William Troup20 March 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 51893Parish OfficesElgin MorayshireScotlandAs apprentice to A & W Reid & Wittet
Item 2 of 51897Glencoe HouseGlencoe Inverness-shireScotlandAs assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 3 of 51897Pollokshaws Burgh HallPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 4 of 51898Nathaniel Stevenson Memorial Free ChurchBelmont GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Stevenson & Redfern
Item 5 of 51902Free ChurchStirling StirlingshireScotlandAs assistant to Stevenson & Redfern


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2  Information per Robert Hill

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 v15 no1025