Basic Biographical Details

Name: Leslie Roland Penman
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1904
Died: 2 August 1998
Bio Notes: Leslie Roland Penman was admitted ARIBA in 1935. Following a period as chief assistant architect in Manchester City Architects office, he was appointed the Depute City Architect of Ednburgh in 1947. At the time of his death in Liberton Hospital aged 94 on 2 August 1998 he was a retired FRIAS. He was married to Margaret Wood who had predeceased him. He was survived by his two daughters, two sons and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His son, David Roland Penman, studied at Edinburgh College of Art where he studied architecture and town planning. His diploma was in the latter subject. He was elected ARIBA in 1961. He was Director of Planning, Perth & Kinross District Council by 1979.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3131, Greenbank Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1998 
Item 2 of 3City Chambers, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 3 of 3Viewforth/13, Mannerston, Blackness, West Lothian, ScotlandBusiness(?)1979  

* 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 2Leonard Cecil Howitt 1947Chief AssistantCity Architect, Manchester
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)1947 * Deputy Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1979Directory of members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Manchester Guardian13 February 1947  p6 Appointment - Deputy City Architect, Edinburgh
Item 2 of 2RIAS NewsletterNovember 1998v9, no9 Death notice