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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Clyde Francis Young
Designation: Architect
Born: 1871
Died: 4 May 1948
Bio Notes: Clyde Francis Young was born in 1871, the son of William Young. He was educated privately. He attended classes at South Kensington in 1889 prior to being articled to his father in 1890-94, during which period he took the courses at University College, London. He travelled in France and Belgium, studying for a time at Lille, and then spent six months in Italy. His father took him into partnership in 1898 shortly after his return, but he did not pass the qualifying exam until 1900. He was admitted ARIBA on 3 December, his proposers being John McKean Brydon, Thomas Drew and Edward William Mountford. His father having died in the previous month he continued the practice and retained the editorship of Spons's 'Practical Builders Pocket Book' and the 'Architects and Builders Price Book' as the original publication, E & F N Spons's 'Architects and Builders' Pocket Book', which his father had established.

Clyde became a Fellow of the RIBA on 5 December 1910, his proposers being Thomas Edward Collcutt, Sir Aston Webb, and Sir John Taylor. His practice was a similar mix of major public buildings and country house work with a number of titled clients, the Earls of Iveagh and Cadogan and the Duke of Newcastle being among them. Examples of his work are the additions to the Imperial Service College in Windsor,and at University College, Southampton. He restored Lamb's Building, Pump Court, the Cloisters and other buildings at the Inner Temple.

Clyde Young died on 4 May 1948, the practice being continued by his partner Bernard Engle.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, EnglandPrivate   

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 3William Young18901984Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3William Young1898 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Young & EngleBefore 19481948Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6John McKean Brydon3 December 1900for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Thomas Edward Collcutt5 December 1910for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Thomas Drew3 December 1900for Associateship
Item 4 of 6Edward William Mountford3 December 1900for Associateship
Item 5 of 6(Sir) John Taylor5 December 1910for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Aston Webb5 December 1910for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Frederick Julian Wass24 June 1912for 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 31890Corstorphine Parish ChurchCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandScheme for restoration and enlargement
Item 2 of 31900Elveden Hall  SuffolkEnglandExtensive alterations and additions - completed the work after his father's death
Item 3 of 3c. 1910Usher Hall  EdinburghScotlandProbably collaborated with Frederick Julian Wass on unsuccessful competition design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary   
Item 2 of 2Grove Dictionary of Art Grove Dictionary of Art   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder14 May 1948  Obituary of Clyde p585
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJune 1948 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Clyde p373


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