Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Baillie Noble
Born: 28 July 1911
Bio Notes: John Baillie Noble was born on 28 July 1911 and was articled to Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor of Inverness from 1929 to 1932. Thereafter he completed his training with full-time study at Robert Gordon's Technical College in Aberdeen, passing the qualifying exam in June 1935. He recalls that he entered a scheme for a sports centre for the Rowand Anderson Drawing competition while he was a student. The preparation of this involved more than one all night session - 'I recall a friend and I having not infrequent sips of uisge-beatha to keep us going!'.

After comnpleting the course in Aberdeen Noble moved to London where he worked as assistant first to Joseph Emberton and then to Mauger & May. He was in the latter office when he was admitted ARIBA on 20 July 1936, his proposers being Robert Carruthers Ballantyne, Robert Leslie Rollo and Emberton. He was elected FRIBA in 1955, by which time he was working in the firm of Buckingham & Berry in Norwich. He became a partner in January 1956. His proposers were A G Berry, Stanley Wearing, and Edward Ray Crane. The practice title had changed to Berry Crane & Noble by 1970. He resigned his RIBA membership in 1979.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 426, Pembridge Crescent, London, EnglandPrivate1936 *  
Item 2 of 454, Intwood Road, Cringleford, Norwich, Norfolk, EnglandPrivate1955 *  
Item 3 of 410, Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, EnglandBusiness1955 *  
Item 4 of 4Suckling House, St Andrews Hill, Norwich, EnglandBusiness1970 *  

* 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 6Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor (or Ballantyne & Taylor)19291932Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Joseph Emberton1935(?)1936(?)Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Mauger & May1936 * Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Stanley John Wearing1947 Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Buckingham & Berry1948 Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Buckingham & BerryJanuary 1956 Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Arthur Gilbert BerryEarly 1956For Fellowship
Item 2 of 5Robert Carruthers-Ballantyne (or Robert Ballantyne Carruthers; or Roy Carruthers Ballantyne)20 July 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 5Joseph Emberton20 July 1936for Associateship
Item 4 of 5Robert Leslie Rollo20 July 1936for Associateship
Item 5 of 5Stanley John WearingEarly 1956For Fellowship


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 no6083 (stored under F5025, combined box 51); F no5025 (combined box 51)