Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Alston Beveridge
Born: 1876
Died: 7 August 1948
Bio Notes: David Alston Beveridge was born in 1876 and was articled to MacGibbon & Ross in Edinburgh in June 1894. Whilst there he spent six weeks in France, Belgium and Holland, several of his sketches being published in the 'Building News' and 'British Architect'. On completing his apprenticeship he moved to the office of Dunn & Findlay, assisting them on the Scotsman Buildings and Methodist Central Hall, among others. Around 1902 he moved to the office of Briggs & Wolstenholme in Liverpool as chief assistant, making most of the detail drawings for the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board offices. He commenced practice on his own account in Liverpool in 1908, and was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being Arnold Thornely, Alfred William Stephens Cross and George Hubbard. His nomination papers mention a paper he had delivered to the Liverpool and Edinburgh Architectural Societies on the works of Sir John Vanbrugh.

Beveridge served in the Artists Rifles and Royal Engineers during the First World War. He was elevated to FRIBA on 30 November 1925, his proposers being Thornely, Edgar Quiggin and the secretary and president of the Liverpool Architectural Society.

He died suddenly at Town Green Lane, Aughton, near Liverpoolon 7 August 1948. He was unmarried.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Town Green Lane, Aughton, Liverpool, EnglandPrivate *1948 
Item 2 of 479, Egerton Street, New Brighton, Cheshire, EnglandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 4Prudential Buildings/36, Dale Street, Liverpool, EnglandBusinessBefore 1911After 1925 
Item 4 of 42, Manville Road, Wallasey, Cheshire, EnglandPrivate1925 *  

* 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 4MacGibbon & RossJune 1894c. 1899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Dunn & Findlayc. 1899c. 1902Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Briggs & Wolstenholmec. 19021906Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornely19061908Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Alfred William Stephens Cross20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 5George Hubbard20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 5Edgar Quiggin30 November 1925for Fellowship
Item 4 of 5(Sir) Arnold Thornely20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 5(Sir) Arnold Thornely30 November 1925for Fellowship

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 61899Adam Smith Memorial and Beveridge Halls and LibraryKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 2 of 61899Methodist Central Hall  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 3 of 61899Scotsman Buildings  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 4 of 6c. 1899Bellevue HotelDunbar East LothianScotlandAs assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 5 of 61933Sports PavilionDenfermline FifeScotland 
Item 6 of 61939Townhill Day HospitalDunfermline FifeScotlandConversion from police station and clinic


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder20 August 1948v175 p223 - obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalSeptember 1948 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp519 - obituary

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 v12 no732 (microfilm reel 33)