Basic Biographical Details

Name: Tawse & Allan
Designation: Architectural practice, Engineer
Started: 1919
Ended: After 1940
Bio Notes: Henry S Tawse was born in 1890, the fourth son of Peter Tawse, contractor and youinger brother of William Tawse. He attended classes at Aberdeen University, Glasgow University and the Royal College of Science & Technology, Glasgow. 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 from 1919 and continued with him until at least 1936. At the time of his death late in 1959 he was deputy lieutenant and a JP. A 'Mr Mackie' was in the practice, presumably as partner, in 1936. This was perhaps Donald A Mackie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 410, Bon-Accord Square, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1926  
Item 3 of 4343, Union Street, Great Western Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1951  
Item 4 of 49, Bon Accord Crescent, AberdeenBusiness(?)24 May 1957 address given in Builder p973; given again in 2 August 1957 Builder p220

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 12Henry ('Harry') S Tawse1919After 1936Partner 
Item 2 of 12Herbert Kitchener CalderJanuary 1921August 1922Assistant 
Item 3 of 12George J AllanBefore 1921After 1936Partner 
Item 4 of 12William Robert Hector Taylor19261929Apprentice 
Item 5 of 12Willie James Fenton1929(?)3 April 1933Apprentice 
Item 6 of 12Charles Ritchie EmslieJune 1935December 1936Assistant 
Item 7 of 12John Milnec. 1935c. 1940(?)Apprentice 
Item 8 of 12S Gavin Williamson1936 * AssistantPerhaps partner?
Item 9 of 12John Edward Martin1939 * Assistant 
Item 10 of 12Edward Alexander MeldrumSeptember 19391946Apprentice 
Item 11 of 12James Alexander FarquharJuly 1942July 1945Assistant 
Item 12 of 12Arthur Lyall (or Lysall) Chisholm Lemon1953 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice, engineer 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 201923Bridge over the River DonInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 2 of 201925Jubilee HospitalHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandEight-bed Isolation Pavilion
Item 3 of 201925Two Bungalows Grey Street   AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 201926Dairy, BerrydenBerryden AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 201926Eight Houses, Hayton RoadWoodside AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 201926Steel-framed Garage Berryden AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 201930Athenaeum Reading Room  AberdeenScotlandExtensions
Item 8 of 201932King Street Co-operative  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 201933North Scotland Agricultural College  AberdeenScotland 
Item 10 of 201933Shops and Offices, Maunofield  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 201936Carron Tea RoomsStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 12 of 201936Jackson's Garage  AberdeenScotlandS Gavin Williamson of Tawse & Allan, as engineer?
Item 13 of 201939Fraserburgh Town Hall and police officeFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 14 of 201939Housing, St FergusSt Fergus AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 201939New Bridge over the River YthanEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 16 of 201948Shops and Houses, Great Northern Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 201951Shops and Business Premises, Kingarth and NorthfieldKingarth and Northfield AberdeenScotland 
Item 18 of 2024 May 1957Turriff Central Auction MartTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandper Builder p973
Item 19 of 202 August 1957Grocery Warehouse for Northern Co-operativeBerryden AberdeenScotlandper Builder p220
Item 20 of 204 April 1958Warehouse at Berryden  AberdeenScotlandnot sure of role - addressee on tender applications per Builder p654 - CHECK


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice, engineer:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder9 November 1951  p646
Item 2 of 3Builder24 May 1957  p973
Item 3 of 3Builder2 August 1957  p220