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TOMKYNS, Harold Glencoe

Born: 1899 09 17
Died: 1983 05 04

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 128
Year registered: 1927

DipArch 1926 (Witwatersrand); ATA 1923; ARIBA 1929

Began his architectural career as a pupil articled to FLH FLEMING of BAKER & FLEMING in Johannesburg from 1918 until 1921. In 1919 he enrolled as a student under Professor PEARSE at the School of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand where he studied from 1919 to 1924, and graduated with a Diploma in Architecture in March 1926. He continued to work as an assistant to Fleming from 1924 to 1928, lecturing in construction and theory of structure at the School of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1925 to 1926. He appears to have made a special study of Anglican churches (Fleming was Diocesan Architect for Pretoria and Johannesburg) since his article on Anglican church architecture (1929) provides a useful overview of the subject. No buildings by him have so far been recorded. In 1959 he was working as a valuer for the City of Johannesburg. By 1969 he had retired to Ramsgate, Natal, where he died.

(Building Mar 1924:2-6; ISAA mem list; ARIBA nom papers (1929) 4343; RIBA biog file)

Publ: Book Reviews: SAAR Sep 1927:73; Anglican church architecture in South Africa: SAAR Mar 1929:4-14

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing TOMKYNS

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 99, 198

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 102, 146

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp T7