Basic Biographical Details

Name: Leslie Howard Hill
Born: 30 January 1908
Died: 4 January 1982
Bio Notes: Leslie Howard Hill was born on 30 January 1908, the son of Howard Hill, calenderer, and his wife, Maria Caroline Whyte. He attended day classes at Edinburgh College of Art from October 1926. In October 1929 he entered the office of Harold Ogle Tarbolton as junior assistant, remaining there until March 1932. He then returned to full-time study, receiving his diploma in June 1934. He was admitted ARIBA on 21 October 1935, his proposers being Tarbolton, John Begg and Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie. His nomination papers state that he had travelled in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Holland and Switzerland prior to that time. By 2 December 1935 when he signed his declaration accepting his admittance, he had moved to London; the declaration was witnessed by Margaret B Davies of 22 Millbank, London. Also in his preliminary statement dated 1 July 1935 he gives 5 Romney Street, London as his address.

At some point Hill returned to Scotland and died at his home in Blairgowrie on 24 January 1982. He was married twice, first to Anne Willison and second to Mary Cecelia Collinson

In 1939 Hill was living at Dunsley, Riverside Avenue, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. He was also a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Belfield , Rosemount, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 1982 
Item 2 of 45, Romney Street, London, EnglandPrivate(?)1935 *  
Item 3 of 433, Drummond Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1935 *After 1950 
Item 4 of 4Dunsley, Riverside Avenue, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  

* 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 1Harold Ogle TarboltonOctober 1929March 1932Junior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg21 October 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie21 October 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle Tarbolton21 October 1935for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 no5785 (combined box 100)