W. Hodgson Burnet

1930: Wins 36B: 10s 6d
Wins 37A: 10s 6d

1931: Wins 41B £1.1s.0d
Wins 44b: £1.1s.0d
Wins 45A: £1.1s.0d
Wins 49A: 10s 6d
Wins 55A: 10s.6d
Wins 63A: £1.5s.3d
Wins 74A: 10s 6d
Wins 75A: £2. 2s. 0d


Wins 93B: 10s 6d
Wins107A: £2.2s.0d
Wins 111A: 10s 6d
Wins 114A: 10s 6d
Wins 119A: 10s 6d
Wins 125A: £2.2s.0d
Wins 128A: £2.2s.0d
Wins 138B: £1.1s.0d


From a biographical round-up of Scottish architects:

William Hodgson Burnet was born in 1873 and educated at St Paul’s School and St Andrews and Oxford Universities. He was articled to Thomas Edward Collcutt in 1894 and remained with him until 1901, for the last two years as clerk of works. In 1900 he moved to the office of William Wallace, and in 1902 to that of Sir Ernest George prior to obtaining a salaried post in H M Office of Works. He commenced a small private practice in 1904 while still remaining at the Office of Works in Storey’s Gate, London. He was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being George John Thrift Reavell of the Office of Works, Collcutt, and Alfred Bowman Yeates of Sir Ernest George & Yeates. At that date his private office address was 5 Edward’s Square, Kensington, where he had been working in partnership with James Watson-Jerdan (born 1881), a colleague in the Office of Works, since 1907.

Burnet’s interests outside architecture were mainly literary. He was a frequent contributor to ‘Punch’, the ‘Morning Post’, ‘Passing Show’ and ‘The Referee’, and wrote four parodies: ‘Quite So Stories’, ‘Gullible’s Travels’, ‘The MP’s Garden of Verses’ and ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar MP’. He died on 8 December 1933.

In May 1932, he wrote a letter to The Times reproduced here.

In a letter written to the WR in early 1933, he gives his address as ‘Salisbury Tower, Windsor Castle’!

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