Herbert William Cruikshank

Place of Birth

  • Born: 29 January 1886
  • Died 16 October 1935

Herbert William Cruickshank (who sometimes signed his name 'Cruikshank') was born on 29 January 1886 and articled to Alexander Marshall Mackenzie of Aberdeen in 1902, attending classes at the School of Art and Technical College there. On completing his apprenticeship in 1907 he moved to Marshall Mackenzie's London office, leaving after four years to join Niven & Wigglesworth. He returned to Marshall Mackenzie's London office two years later and remained there until he was engaged on military service in the Artists' Rifles in 1915. He was subsequently seconded to the Royal Engineers, where he made the acquaintance of H T Seward. At the end of the war, in 1919, Cruickshank and Seward commenced independent practice together in Manchester. The practice incorporated hospital, industrial, commercial and domestic work. Cruickshank was admitted FRIBA in early 1931.He was a member of the Council of the Manchester Society of Architects, and was acting as honorary secretary to the House Committee at the time of his death in 1935. H T Seward continued the practice under the existing name of Cruickshank & Seward thereafter. [Dictionary of Scottish Architects]


1927    Cruickshank & Seward 18 Booth Street, Manchester
1931    Cruickshank & Seward 18 Booth Street, Manchester
1939    Cruickshank & Seward FRIBA. 16, Princess Street, Manchester
1945    Cruickshank & Seward FRIBA. 16, Princess Street, Manchester
2003    Cruickshank & Seward Ltd Barclay House 35 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5NG



Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Cruikshank and Seward Architectural practice 1923 2014 Manchester