Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Ernest Frederick Tew |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||2 July 1905 |
|Died: ||29 December 1981 |
|Bio Notes: ||Ernest Frederick Tew was born on 2 July 1905 and was articled to Alexander Nisbet Paterson from 1922 to 1927, attending the diploma course at the Glasgow School of Architecture from 1924. He remained with Paterson for a further three years as assistant whilst completing his studies at the School of Architecture, although for reasons that have yet to be established he did not receive his diploma until 1936. |
In 1930 he moved to Birkenhead to work as assistant to Birkenhead Corporation. He subsequently moved to Exeter as assistant to the city architect in 1934; to Nottingham as assistant to Heazell & Sons in 1935; to Blackburn as assistant to Blackburn Corporation in 1936; and to Bristol as assistant to the city architect in 1939. He was admitted ARIBA on 19 June of the latter year, his proposers being Paterson, Thomas Harold Hughes and Thomas Edgar Eccles, having passed the professional practice exam in Edinburgh in July 1937. His only known travels abroad prior to his admittance as ARIBA involved a tour of Norway, Sweden and Denmark in 1938.
During the Second World War he was in charge of two War Damage Repair Departments - in Bristol in 1941 and 1942, and in Bath from 1942 to 1945. He commenced private practice in Bath in 1945, and was elected FRIBA in 1951, having been involved mainly in restoration and rebuilding work in the intervening six years. His proposers were J Nelson Meredith, Hugh Bankart and W Smailum.
In 1960 Tew served as President of the Wessex Federal Society of Architects. He pratised in Bath at this time. He died there on 29 December 1981, leaving a widow, Mrs I C Tew.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Old College Farm, Mellor Brook, nr Blackburn, Lancashire, England||Private||1939 *|| || |
|9, Lansdown Place West, Bath, Somerset, England||Private||1951 *|| || |
|9, Northumberland Buildings, Bath, England||Business(?)||Before 1951||After 1960|| |
|11, Belmont, Bath, England||Private/business(?)||1970 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no7219 (stored under F4672, combined box 28); F no4672 (combined box 28)|