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:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Three Mile House, Paisley Road, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland||Private/business||1833 *||After 1850(?)|| |
|51, Miller Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||c. 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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1829||Paisley Abbey||Paisley|| ||Renfrewshire||Scotland||Measured survey of Abbey|
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory||1868||Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory|| ||London, Wyman|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Strathclyde Regional Archives||Diaries of James Russell, covering the period 1867-1871|| || |