Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Frederick John Turnbull
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1920(?)
Bio Notes: Charles Frederick John Turnbull studied at Edinburgh College of Art and was articled to Alexander Inglis of Hawick in 1936, and joined him in partnership in 1950, the practice becoming Alexander Inglis & Partners. He was admitted ARIBA in 1951 and ARIAS in 1954. In 1957, whilst remaining a partner with Inglis, also became a partner in the Galashiels practice of Elder & Cairns. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1965. In 1970 his address was given as being in Wellington. He remained in New Zealand. He is no longer listed in the 1987 directory and must therefore have retired and withdrawn from the RIBA or died.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 717, Corbiehill Grove, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950  
Item 2 of 7Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandBusiness19501965 
Item 3 of 7Craomnd, Wilton Glebe, Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate1954 *  
Item 4 of 7Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandBusiness19571965 
Item 5 of 7New ZealandPrivate/business1965  
Item 6 of 718, Walker Avenue, Mana, Paramata, Wellington, New ZealandPrivate1970 *  
Item 7 of 747A, Tom Parker Avenue, Napier, New ZealandPrivate1979 *  

* 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 3Alexander Inglis1936 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Alexander Inglis & Partners1950 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Aitken & Turnbull19591965Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31953Gala Rugby Football Club, NetherdaleGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31960sHousing, Allars Crescent, Deanfield and SpringbankHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31960sTown centre redevelopmentJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp105
Item 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership