Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Ashton
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 December 1906
Died: 1985
Bio Notes: Robert Ashton was born on 2 December 1906. He was articled to William Williamson of Kirkcaldy on 1 September 1923, and on completing his apprenticeship in 1928 moved to London to study at the Architectural Association. He passed the final exam in March 1932 and was admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being Verner Owen Rees, John Grey and Howard Morley Robertson. At that time he was living at 30 Linton Road, Shoeburyness, Essex. Nothing more is known of him. He was perhaps related to J H Ashton of Dunfermline.

Ashton died in the aurtumn of 1985 at Southend on Sea. His death was registered in September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 130, Linton Road, Shoeburyness, Essex, EnglandPrivate1933 *  

* 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 1William Williamson1 September 192328 April 1928Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John GreyEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Verner Owen ReesEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Howard Morley RobertsonEarly 1933for Associateship


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 no5051 (combined box 53)