Basic Biographical Details

Name: National Buildings Record (NBR)
Bio Notes: The National Buildings Record was an independent body set up in 1941 with the aim of collecting plans, drawings, photographs and other records of buildings of national importance that were situated in areas considered under threat of enemy action during the Second World War. Architecture students were frequently employed to carry out survey work and produce measured drawings.

The English section of the NBR was assumed into the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) in 1963, while the Scottish National Buildings Record was merged with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in 1966.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7Joseph Duncan BeaumontJuly 1941August 1941 summer vacation work at Haddington
Item 2 of 7Elspeth Grizel Gifford (Mrs Hugentobler; Mrs Baker Baker)July 1941August 1941 summer scholarship during studies
Item 3 of 7Elizabeth Spittal (Mrs Edmonds)Mid 1941Mid 1941 summer vacation work
Item 4 of 7Theodore Shealtiel ClerkMid 1941Mid 1941 summer vacation work
Item 5 of 7Hamish Eadie BurdenMid 1941Mid 1941 summer vacation scholarship
Item 6 of 7(Miss) Frances Mary MarquisApril 1942April 1942 temporary work, in Edinburgh
Item 7 of 7Hamish Eadie BurdenMid 1942Mid 1942 summer vacation scholarship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Ferguson, Lesley2008100 years of recording Scotland's treasured places RCAHMSp4