Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Stuart Macnab
Born: 26 November 1886
Died: 1951
Bio Notes: Charles Stuart Macnab was born on 26 November 1886 and was articled to Richard G Murray of Dundee from 1902 to 1907, studying at Dundee Technical College. Thereafter he worked as assistant to William Alphonsus Scott of Dublin (1907 to 1909), whilst continuing his studies at Dublin School of Art; to Gauldie & Hardie of Dundee (1909 to 1910); to Thoms & Wilkie of Dundee (1910 to 1912); and to W J Parker of London (1912 to 1914).

His career was then interrupted by war service, following which, in 1919, he joined the office of George Jackson of London as assistant. He left Jackson in 1930 to work as assistant to Kleine Co.

Macnab joined the armed forces again in 1939. Whilst still on active service he applied for admittance as LRIBA, his proposers being Oliver Frederick Savege, Frank Coutts Webster and James Bertie Francis Cowper, and his application was accepted on 17 November 1942. His nomination papers give a home address of 20 Cherry Tree Road, East Finchley, and state that he had taught at the LCC Schools in Vincent Square and Hackney. They describe the work in which he had been involved up to that date as 'scholastic, domestic, ecclesiastic & interior'.

He died in London aged 64 in 1951, his death registered between April and June of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 120, Cherry Tree Road, East Finchley, London, EnglandPrivate1942 *After 1950 

* 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 7Richard G Murray19021907Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7William Alphonsus Scott19071909Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Gauldie & Hardie19091910Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Thoms & Wilkie19101912Assistant 
Item 5 of 7W J Parker19121914Assistant 
Item 6 of 7George Jackson19191930Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Kleine Fire Resisting Syndicate Ltd (or Kleine Company)19301939Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Bertie Francis Cowper17 November 1942for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Oliver Frederick Savege17 November 1942for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Frank Coutts Webster17 November 1942for Licentiateship


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 no5212 (combined box 64)