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STOCKS, Clifford William Burnett

Born: 1891 05 08
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)

Was the President of the East London Local Committee of the Cape Province Institute of The Institute of South African Architects (Now BKIA) from 1946 to 1948.

He was buried in the Cambridge Cemetery in East London.

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 STOCKS

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880-1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp