Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Salway Nicol
Designation: Architect
Born: 1878
Died: 1930
Bio Notes: George Salway Nicol was born in 1878, the son of John Coulson Nicol, who had been born in Aberdeen but was then practising in Birmingham. George became an apprentice in the firm Essex, Nicol & Goodman in 1892 and was placed in John McKean Brydon's office for experience 1900-02. At some point before he was admitted ARIBA on 2 March 1903 he had travelled in Spain, France and Italy. He won the Tite Prize in 1907 and by 1914, the partnership with Essex and Goodman having been dissolved, he was a partner in Birmingham, the firm now being Nicol & Nicol. Despite the Marleybone surveyorship the practice became predominantly based in Birmingham where it was responsible for the Birmingham Municipal Technical School, the Meat Market and Newbury & Lunt's building.

George Salway Nicol died in 1930.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Birmingham, EnglandBusiness   

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 3Essex, Nicol & Goodman1892 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3John McKean Brydon19001902Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Nicol & Nicolc. 1914 Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Birmingham Post15 March 1933  Obituary of John Coulson Nicol
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal22 July 1933 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of John Coulson Nicol p743