Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Kydd Blyth
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Charles Kydd Blyth was articled to Gavin & Soutar of Forfar from September 1902 to June 1908, studying at the 'Polytechnic' University College and under private tuition. On completion of his apprenticeship he secured a position as draughtsman in the office of Edward Keynes Purchase of London, and whilst there he passed the preliminary exam in November 1909. He moved to the LCC Architects Department (Schools Division) in January 1911, and the following year passed the intermediate exam. He was engaged as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers during the First World War, and was admitted ARIBA in late 1918, his proposers being Purchase, William Gilbee Scott and John Robert Moore-Smith. At that time he was still in the LCC Architects Department. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1110B, Northview Road, Hornsey, London N8, EnglandPrivate1918 *  

* 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 3Gavin & SoutarSeptember 1902June 1908Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Edward Keynes PurchaseJune 1908January 1911Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 3London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)January 1911After 1918DraughtsmanIn Schools Division, Spring Gardens, London SW


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Robert Moore-SmithLate 1918for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Edward Keynes PurchaseLate 1918for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Gilbee ScottLate 1918for 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 no2640 (microfilm reel 22)