Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Sedgwick Gregson
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Thomas Sedgwick Gregson was articled to Stark & Rowntree in Glasgow in 1892, subsequently moving to London to the office of Edward Burgess. In 1897 and 1898 he worked in Sheffield as clerk of works to an unidentified N F N Doncaster, and in 1899 worked in a similar capacity for Edward Mountford in Surrey. He then joined the South Kensington office of Charles John Ferguson. He passed the qualifying exam in 1902 and was admitted ARIBA on 1 December that year, his proposers being Mountford, Henry Thomas Hare and Louis Ambler.

By 1911 Gregson had emigrated to the Far East and had joined the firm of C F Stevens & Co, which had offices in Bombay and Colombo. He was taken into partnership in or before 1915.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 21, Ullswater Road, West Norwood, London SE, EnglandPrivate1902 *  
Item 2 of 271, Phayre Street, Rangoon, IndiaPrivate/business1910 *  

* 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 6Stark & Rowntree18921897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Edward Burgess18971898Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Edward William Mountford18991899ClerkClerk of Works, in Surrey
Item 4 of 6Charles John Ferguson1900 Assistant 
Item 5 of 6C F Stevens & Co1911 * Partner 
Item 6 of 6Stevens, Gregson & Co1915 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Louis Ambler1 December 1902for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Henry Thomas Hare1 December 1902for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Edward William Mountford1 December 1902for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Robert Sharp20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 11909(?)Grand Oriental Hotel  ColomboSri Lanka (formerly Ceylon, un 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1910The RIBA Kalendar 1910-1911 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v15 p67 no1459 (microfilm reel 18)