Basic Biographical Details

Name: Jeffrey Rowbotham
Born: 23 August 1920
Died: 1 March 1984
Bio Notes: Jeffrey Rowbotham was born on 23 August 1920. He was articled initally to James M Monro & Son from February to August 1939 but this seems to have been broken off. In September of the latter year, 1939, he commenced the diploma course at Glasgow School of Art, which amounted to four years of day classes and two years of evening classes. From June 1941 to September 1943 he resumed his apprenticeship this time with Thomas Smith Cordiner. He spent four months in the summer of 1944 measuring at Kilmaurs, Rowallan Castle and Hamilton for the Scottish National Buildings Record. He was awarded his diploma in June 1945. He sat the professional practice exam in July 1945. In September of that year he passed the professional practice exam. He was elected ARIBA on 15 January 1946, proposed by Professor William James Smith, PAtrick Abercrombie and Alexander Wright.

He joined the Clyde Valley Regional Planning Advisory Committee in late 1945 or early 1946.

Rowbotham subsequently became County Planning officer, Lancashire County Council. He retired from this post on 31 March 1983. He died on 1 March 1984, survived by his wife Beryl.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Pleasance/9, Hollinshurst Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, EnglandPrivate 1984 
Item 2 of 319, Arthurlie Drive, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 3 of 33, Redlands Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1946  

* 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 3J M Monro & SonFebruary 1939 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Thomas Smith CordinerJune 1941September 1943Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Clyde Valley Regional Planning Advisory Committee1946 * Architect 

* 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 3(Sir) Leslie Patrick Abercrombie (or Patrick Abercrombie)15 January 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith15 January 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Wright15 January 1946For Associateship


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 no8602 (Combined box 213)