Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Arthur Cassells
Born: 26 January 1904
Bio Notes: George Arthur Cassells was born on 26 January 1904, the son of Alexander Armstrong Cassells, insurance agent, and his wife Agnes Morgan who had married in Cambridge in 1891. He attended classes at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from October 1922 until June 1929 when he received his diploma, passing the RIBA final exam in 1929. He spent three-and-a-half years with Harold Ogle Tarbolton as a pupil and a further one-and-a-half as a draughtsman. He was admitted ARIBA in 1930, his proposers being John Begg, Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson and James Alexander Arnott. His professional situation at that time is unclear but he was living at 1 Corstorphine Park Gardens, Corstorphine and was a member of the Council of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. By 1939-40 he had taken a salaried post in the City Architect's Office.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 31, Corstorphine Park Gardens, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1930 or 1931 *  
Item 2 of 3City Architect's Department, High Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 3 of 340, Craigleith Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *After 1957 

* 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 2Harold Ogle Tarboltonc. 1924(?)c. 1928(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Harold Ogle Tarboltonc. 1928(?)c. 1930(?)Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Alexander Arnott1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Begg1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson1930for 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 2 Thomson and Allan's IronworksDumfries? DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 2 of 21959Baptist ChurchGirvan  Scotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 A no4456 (combined box 15)