Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Black
Born: 6 August 1897
Died: 1970
Bio Notes: William Black was born in Rankinston, Ayrshire on 6 August 1897 and was articled to Muirhead & Rutherford of Dunfermline in June 1912. His apprenticeship was interrupted by military service from October 1915 to March 1919 but he returned to it on his release from H M Forces and completed it in August 1920. He studied at Dunfermline Technical College and Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh. He remained with the same firm as junior draughtsman until November 1922 when he joined George Arthur & Son of Airdrie as senior draughtsman, John Maurice Arthur then being the sole principal of that firm. After three years Black moved to Edinburgh to join Stewart Kaye as chief assistant. He moved again in 1929 to work in the same capacity for Healing & Overbury of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and again in 1935 to become managing assistant with Winters & Jones of Dublin. He was admitted LRIBA on 19 July 1937, his proposers being his former employers Thomas Overbury, John Maurice Arthur and Thomas Rutherford. At that time he was still with Winters & Jones and was living at 26 Waterloo Road, Dublin, although his nomination papers give an additional 'permanent' address of 16 Ashgrove Street, Ayr.

William Black died between January and March 1970.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5c/o Healing & Overbury/Rodney Lodge, Rodney Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ScotlandBusiness1931 or 1932  
Item 2 of 526, Waterloo Road, Dublin, EireBusiness1937  
Item 3 of 514, Ashgrove Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1937 'Permanent address' - although not resident there at the time
Item 4 of 514 Shipley House, Albion Avenue, London, EnglandBusiness1939  
Item 5 of 5Burnside/16, Copt Elm Close, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, EnglandPrivate1960 *After 1970Not listed in 1979.

* 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 6Muirhead & RutherfordJune 1912August 1920ApprenticeWith the exception of war service, October 1915 to March 1919
Item 2 of 6Muirhead & RutherfordMarch 1919November 1922Assistant 
Item 3 of 6George Arthur & SonNovember 19221925Senior Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 6Stewart Kaye19251929Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Healing & Overbury19291935Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Winters & Jones1935After 1937Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Maurice Arthur19 July 1937for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Overbury19 July 1937for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Rutherford19 July 1937for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
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 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4617 (combined box 25)