Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Leslie Cruickshank
Born: 15 February 1906
Died: 1983
Bio Notes: George Leslie Cruickshank was born at Peterswell, Fyvie, on 15 February 1906, the son of George Leslie Cruickshank, subfactor, and his wife, Annie Duncan. He was articled to his uncle William Liddle Duncan of Turriff in 1923. He spent three years there and three years studying at Aberdeen School of Architecture. In 1928 he toured America for three months, and the following year joined George Morrison Hay in Aberdeen as assistant, transferring to the office of Robert Leslie Rollo later the same year. He passed the RIBA final exam in Aberdeen in 1930 and was admitted ARIBA towards the end of that year, his proposers being Rollo, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and Hay. At that time he was living at The Neuk, Fyvie. In 1937 when his father died he was working in London.

Cruickshank moved to Stockton on Tees before 1950 and transferred to Middlesborough by 1960. He died in Northallerton in late 1983, his death being registered between October and December of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3The Neuk, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 3Harlow, Fairfield, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, EnglandBusinessc. 1950  
Item 3 of 3Newlands Buildings, Borough Road, Middlesborough, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1960 *  

* 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 3William Liddle Duncan19231926(?)  
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo1929 Assistant 
Item 3 of 3George Morrison Hay19291929Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Morrison HayLate 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie RolloLate 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1930for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

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 no4527 (combined box 20)