RefNoSY169
TitleH B Leighton, Architect, sometime ARP Warden / local historian, of Meersbrook, Sheffield
AdminHistoryMr Leighton became an Associate of the RIBA in 1914 and a Fellow in 1934. A graduate of Sheffield University, he joined the staff as a junior lecturer in 1914, becoming senior lecturer in charge of the Department of Architecture in 1919 until 1931. From 1928 to 1960 he lectured on a part-time basis in Building Science. In 1920 Mr Leighton won the RIBA Essay Medal for an essay on `Electrical installations in buildings' and this was a subject which always particularly interested him throughout his career. He maintained a private practice and acted as architect/surveyor for University building maintenance and alterations from 1932 to 1946.

During the Second World War Mr Leighton was active in ARP and Civil Defence. He died in 1977
DescriptionThesis, ARP material, RIBA medal, other
Datec. 1878 - 1968
Extent21 items
LevelCollection
CustodialHistoryOn the abolition of South Yorkshire County Council on 31 March 1986, these records passed from South Yorkshire County Record Office (SYCRO) to the custody of Sheffield Archives. On 1 Apr 2009 the ownership of these items was assigned to Sheffield Archives.
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