Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick Walter Goddard
Born: 8 February 1916
Died: 4 June 2002
Bio Notes: Frederick Walter Goddard was probably English. He was born on 8 February 1916, the son of William Charles Hudson Goddard, carpenter and joiner journeyman, and his wife Isabella Jane Powell, Women's Royal Naval Service. From September 1932 he was articled to P W Birkett of Lincoln and studied part-time at Lincoln Technical College & School of Art from 1932-4. From 1934-35 he attended Nottingham School of Art and from September 1936 until January 1937, he worked as assistant to P W Birkett in Lincoln. In January 1937 he moved to a post in the Architect's Department, Trust Houses Limited in London and in 1938 spent some time taking classes at The Bartlett. In July 1938 he moved to HM Office of Works in London.

During the Second World War Goddard served as an officer with the Royal Engineers. He was awarded the TD at some point prior to 1950.

After the war he moved to the Edinburgh branch of HMOW. He was elected ARIBA in 1946, his proposers being William Alexander Ross, Alexander Allan Foote and John Wilson. Ross remarked in his propoer's statement that Goddard showed 'considerable ability to design'. His address at this time was 12 Mayfield Gardens. He remained in Scotland thereafter, resigning finally from the RIBA in 1974.

He died at his home, Bolton Muir, Gifford, on 4 June 2002, aged 86. His wife Anita Isobel Gallie had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 212, Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)1946 *After 1950 
Item 2 of 2Bolton Muir, Gifford, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19642002 

* 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 5P W BirkettSeptember 1932September 1936Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5P W BirkettSeptember 1936 Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Trust Houses Ltd, Architect's DepartmentJanuary 1937May 1938Assistant 
Item 4 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)July 1938 Architect 
Item 5 of 5Goddard & Lockerbie1950 * PartnerCheck this

* 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 3Alexander Allan Foote10 December 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Alexander Ross (or William H A Ross)1 December 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Wilson10 December 1946For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8800 (Combined Box 217)