Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry ('Harry') S Tawse
Designation: Architect
Born: 1890
Died: 1959
Bio Notes: Henry S Tawse was born in 1890 and attended classes at Aberdeen University, Glasgow University and the Royal College of Science & Technology, Glasgow. He was the fourth son of Peter Tawse of Aberdeen. He must have served in the First World War, reaching the rank of Colonel. He appears to have worked in association with Walter Ramsay Davidson of Lincoln's Inn, London c.1923 but this must have been a loose arrangement as he was already working in partnership with George J Allan in Aberdeen by 1921 and continued with him until at least 1936. At the time of his death on 24 December 1959 at Woodend Hospital Aberdeen he was deputy lieutenant and a JP.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1914 Training
Item 2 of 4Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1914 Training
Item 3 of 4Lincoln's Inn, London, EnglandBusiness1923 *  
Item 4 of 4Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1925After 1936 

* 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 2Tawse & Allan1919After 1936Partner 
Item 2 of 2Davidson & Tawse1923(?) * Partner(?)More probably a loose association than a formal partnership

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 151923Bridge over the River DonInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 2 of 151923Ordiquhill Parish Churchyard and burial enclosureOrdiquhill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 3 of 151925Jubilee HospitalHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandEight-bed Isolation Pavilion
Item 4 of 151925Two Bungalows Grey Street   AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 151926Dairy, BerrydenBerryden AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 151926Eight Houses, Hayton RoadWoodside AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 151926Steel-framed Garage Berryden AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 151930Athenaeum Reading Room  AberdeenScotlandExtensions
Item 9 of 151932King Street Co-operative  AberdeenScotland 
Item 10 of 151933North Scotland Agricultural College  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 151933Shops and Offices, Maunofield  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 151936Carron Tea RoomsStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 13 of 151939Housing, St FergusSt Fergus AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 14 of 151939New Bridge over the River YthanEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 151948Shops and Houses, Great Northern Road  AberdeenScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1 January 1960  Obituary
Item 2 of 2Prospect Notes1960  Summer issue, p5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Census records onlineCensuses  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers ARIBA papers of Herbert Kitchener Calder (A no3979 (box 5)) state that he was with Tawse & Allan in 1921-2