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Howitt, Thomas Cecil (1889-1968), architect

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Surname: Howitt
Forenames: Thomas Cecil
Gender: Male
Date: 1889-1968
History: T Cecil Howitt was born on 6 June 1889, at Hucknall, near Nottingham. He went to Nottingham High School before leaving in 1904 to be apprenticed to the prominent Nottingham architect, Albert Nelson Bromley. He served in the Leicestershire Regiment during World War 1 rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and French Croix de Guerre, as well as a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur (for action at the Battle of the Marne). After the War he joined the City Engineer's Department at Nottingham City Council. He designed many prominent public buildings, including the Council House and Processional Way in Nottingham, Baskerville House in Birmingham (first phase of the unrealised Civic Centre scheme), Newport Civic Centre, and several Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Odeon cinemas. He died at home in Orston, Nottinghamshire in Sept 1968.
Places:
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P221131
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1930-1970: ledgers, contracts, plans, bills and photographs
Nottinghamshire Archives
See Annual Return 2010

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Thomas Howitt established the practice in 1930; the name of the practice was changed to Cecil Howitt & Partners in 1948
1930-1962
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