Basic Biographical Details

Name: James West Cleland Wingate
Born: 14 March 1903
Died: 12 March 1988
Bio Notes: James West Cleland Wingate was born on 14 March 1903 and was articled to Cowie & Miller of Wishaw and Motherwell on 1 September 1919. A year later he commenced the diploma course at the Glasgow School of Architecture, attending day classes for the first three years and resuming his apprenticeship on 1 September 1924 but this time in the office of Stewart & Paterson. He received his certificate in June 1925 and in May the following year joined the architecture staff of the Glasgow Education Authority. He was awarded his diploma in June 1931 and was admitted ARIBA later that year, his proposers being his former employers George Andrew Paterson and John Stewart, and the director of the Glasgow School of Architecture, Thomas Harold Hughes. He remained in the Glasgow Education Office until at least 1939.

Wingate retired to the Canary Islands and died there on 12 March 1988 in hospital in Las Palmas. He was survived by his wife Agnes. His occupation is described as being a retired major in the Royal Engineers.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Calle Anton Cerezob, Puerto de las Nieves, Agaete, Grand Canary, Canary IslandsPrivate 1988 
Item 2 of 3Croftamorie/14, Wellshot Drive, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 3 of 3129, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1933After 1940In Glasgow Corporation Education Office

* 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 3Cowie & Miller (or Millar)1 September 1919September 1920Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Stewart & Paterson1 September 1924May 1926Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Corporation Education Office4 May 1926After 1939Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1931for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Andrew PatersonLate 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John StewartLate 1931for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4813 (combined box 37)