Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Russell
Designation: Architect
Born: Before 1829(?)
Died: After 1850(?)
Bio Notes: James Russell was a pupil of Robert Scott's Glasgow Architectural Academy and invented the mortsafe in 1815 at what must have been an early age. He was, at least for a time, architect and surveyor to Sir John Maxwell's Pollok estate, laying out 'the landscape garden feuing plan' of Kinninghouse in 1833.

Russell practised from Three Mile House, Paisley Road, Govan. In 1845 letters for him were to be left at 19 New Bridge Street, Glasgow but by 1850 he had taken an office at 51 Miller Street, Glasgow. This was soon given up, Russell practising thereafter solely from Three Mile House.

In the 'Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory' 1868, he is described as having compiled a work on 'Ancient Ecclesiastical Architecture, embracing Glasgow Cathedral and Paisley Abbey'.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Three Mile House, Paisley Road, Govan, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business1833 *After 1850(?) 
Item 2 of 251, Miller Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1850 Only used very briefly

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11829Paisley AbbeyPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandMeasured survey of Abbey


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesDiaries of James Russell, covering the period 1867-1871