STOCKS, Clifford William BurnettBorn: 1891
Died: 1950 11 17
Was probably born in South Africa. He was articled to a leading Eastern Province architect, William WHITE-COOPER, from May 1908. On completion of articles Stocks remained in White-Cooper's office as an assistant until April 1918 'except for 940 days active service' (ARIBA nomination papers 1923). During his pupillage, Stocks attended the School of Art, Grahamstown. For a year (May 1918 to May 1919) he was employed as an architectural draughtsman by the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, Cape Town, entering private practice in Cape Town in June 1919 on winning the competition for the Stal Plein improvement scheme in Cape Town. He was employed by the East London Municipality in 1921 to carry out a housing scheme and large school buildings for the School Board, East London. In 1922 he passed the special war examination, qualifying for candidature as an Associate of the RIBA; his papers were signed by W White-Cooper who commented that Stocks showed much promise. In private practice in Cape Town, between around 1921 to 1923, he was in association with J PERRY (cf PERRY & STOCKS). In 1923 he was living at 30 Belgravia Crescent, East London. In 1924 Stocks joined the East London office of CORDEAUX & FARROW, (cf CORDEAUX, FARROW & STOCKS). He remained in partnership with Farrow and in 1926 the partnership became known as FARROW & STOCKS, Stocks remained within this partnership for the rest of his career.
ARIBA 1923; ISAA 1927. (AB&E Jun 1919:9; ARIBA nom papers (1923) 3642; Building Mar 1924:34)
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