Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lionel Ethelbert Knight
Designation: Architect
Born: 4 October 1908
Died: 1972
Bio Notes: Lionel Ethelbert Knight was born on 4 October 1908 and was articled to George Watt of Aberdeen from 1926 to 1929, studying part-time at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's Colleges. He spent the following three years taking full-time classes at the School, obtaining his diploma and an exemption from the RIBA final exam in 1933. Thereafter he assisted in Watt's office before moving to England to work as assistant first to Messrs Bentalls Ltd of Kingston, Surrey and then to the London County Council. He was admitted ARIBA on 13 May 1935, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, John Gibb Marr and T Scott Sutherland. His nomination papers give no business address, but only a private address of 'Rosedene', Claremont Avenue, Woking, Surrey.

Knight retired from practice at the end of August 1969 and became a Retired Associate of the RIBA at that time. He died in mid-1972 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, his death being registered between July and September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Rosedene, Claremont Avenue, Woking, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1935 *  
Item 2 of 2Ayliffs, Whitehills, Pitton, Wiltshire, EnglandPrivate(?)Early 1970s  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3George Watt19261929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)After 1933Before 1935Assistant 
Item 3 of 3George WattAfter 1933Before 1935Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Gibb Marr13 May 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo13 May 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 3T Scott Sutherland13 May 1935for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5749 (combined box 98)
Item 3 of 3School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James