Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Pearson Alison
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 June 1862
Died: 19 November 1932
Bio Notes: James Pearson Alison was born on 22 June 1862 at Rosehill, Eskbank, the second son of the five children of Thomas Alison, draper and his wife, Margaret Pearson and brother of the landscape painter, Thomas Alison. He was educated in Dalkeith initially and at the Edinburgh Institution from 1876 to 1878. At about this time when Alison was fourteen his home address is recorded as 17 Buccleuch Street, Hawick, though it is as yet unclear if he was living with a relative or if his father had a house and shop in Hawick as well as Dalkeith. The family home at Rosehill, Eskbank was still occupied by the Alison family at this date. Subsequently articled to Robert Thornton Shiells, he remained with him as a draughtsman until September 1885, studying at the Royal Scottish Academy School of Art, at Professor Baldwin Brown's History of Architecture classes at Edinburgh University, and at the Heriot-Watt Institute taking classes on Sanitation. After leaving Thornton Shiells he devoted several months to study before entering the office of Charles Davidson of Paisley in March 1886, and remained there until setting up practice on his own account in Hawick two years later on the advice of a Mr Dawson of Dalkeith who was a second cousin of Alison's future wife. Before leaving Dalkeith he had managed to secure several commissions, possibly through the influence of Mr Dawson or his father who served as Lord Provost of Dalkeith from 1881 to 1884. About this time he visited most of the cathedral cities of England and travelled Normandy, Brittany and the Netherlands.

Alison set up business in Hawick in 1887 or 1888 at 19 North Bridge Street which probably initially served as both office and house. In the latter year he was asked by Patrick Laing to design a substantial villa and commissions thereafter followed swiftly as his reputation grew among the local gentry and manufacturers. In the early 1890s he moved office and house to 21 North Bridge Street. On 8 September 1892 he married Mary Lawson Blair of 19 Oakshaw Street, Paisley, daughter of Matthew Blair, draper and tailor and his wife Janet.

About 1900 by then with a wife and a family of three children Alison moved again, his office being in 'The Studio' at 45 North Bridge Street which he designed in 1900 and his residence being 'Ladylaw' in Hawick where he made some internal alterations. During this period of prosperity Alison was assisted by Alexander Inglis. Inglis was born on 22 January 1877 and served his articles with Alison from 1896. On the completion of his articles in 1901 he transferred to the office of Leadbetter & Fairley but remained with them a relatively short time, returning to Hawick to take over the joinery and architectural business of his uncle which he had inherited on the latter's death in 1902.

Alison was admitted FRIBA on 2 December 1907, his proposers being Harold Ogle Tarbolton, Hippolyte Jean Blanc and James Bow Dunn. His work usually had a quiet distinction but a few of his buildings have flashes of originality. His RIBA obituary describes him as 'a man of kindly disposition' and as a keen antiquarian. As such he supervised the excavation of the 13th-century chapel at Hermitage, and wrote a pamphlet on the results of his excavations which he donated to the Ecclesiological & Hawick Archaeological Society. He was a member of the Hawick Archaeological Society in 1897 and was one of the designers of the costumes, sets and props of the Pageant held in 1914 to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of Hornshole. He was also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a member of the Hawick Callants Club.

Up to the beginning of the First World War, Alison's practice continued to flourish even to the extent that he owned and ran a car, one of the first people in Hawick to do so. His practice covered a wide area, and he still obtained jobs through family connections in Dalkeith and Eskbank and even opened a branch office in Kelso briefly. Further afield he secured a commission for a tenement block in Paisley presumably through his wife's family. The war years brought a down-turn in the fortunes of the practice. Ladylaw was let furnished and Mrs Alison moved to Edinburgh (perhaps seeking a cure for ill-health?), her husband joining her at weekends; she died there in 1916.

From the early 1920s he practised in partnership with George Hobkirk, of whom few details are known. Hobkirk was born in 1884 and came from a family of joiners and carpenters. He appears to have entered Alison's office in the first decade of the twentieth century, presumably as apprentice and later assistant. He was taken into partnership in 1923 when the first record of the name J P Alison and Hobkirk appears on plans submitted to Dean of Guild in October of that year.

Alison died at Hawick on 19 November 1932, leaving moveable estate of 3,093 15s 3d. Not only had his wife predeceased him but his son Percy died at sea on a journey home from abroad but he was survived by his two daughters. His practice continued for at least a time under the existing title of J P Alison & Hobkirk. In 1936 J Murray Aitken was taken into partnership, becoming sole partner in 1955. The firm of Aitken & Turnbull is the successor of this practice.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 917, Buccleuch Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate18761878 
Item 2 of 919 (or 21?), Bridge Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandBusiness18881907This sometimes appears as 21 Bridge Street
Item 3 of 92, Eskdaill Terrace (now Weensland Road), Hawick, Roxburgh, ScotlandPrivate1891  
Item 4 of 9Ladylaw, Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate1907 *  
Item 5 of 945, Bridge Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandBusiness19071932 
Item 6 of 931, Bridge Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1914  
Item 7 of 9Denholm Lodge, Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1922  
Item 8 of 9Rosehill, Dalkeith, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1924  
Item 9 of 917, Buccleuch Street, Hawick, Roxburghshuire, ScotlandBusiness19251932 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Robert Thornton Shiellsc. 1877(?)c. 1882(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Robert Thornton Shiellsc. 1882(?)September 1885Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 4Charles Davidson18861888Assistant 
Item 4 of 4J P Alison & George HobkirkEarly 1920s1932Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 12Alexander InglisAugust 18911896Apprentice 
Item 2 of 12John Manuel (junior)November 1894November 1898Apprentice 
Item 3 of 12Alexander Inglis18961901Assistant 
Item 4 of 12William Patterson1897Before 1901Assistant 
Item 5 of 12Thomas WalkerJanuary 18981901Apprentice 
Item 6 of 12James Gorman18991900Chief Assistant 
Item 7 of 12Thomas Walker19021903Assistant 
Item 8 of 12Joseph Browne Dick Gorman19051906Assistant 
Item 9 of 12Thomas Wickham Milligan1905c. 1910Apprentice 
Item 10 of 12Thomas Wickham Milliganc. 19101914Assistant 
Item 11 of 12Thomas Wickham Milligan19191920Assistant 
Item 12 of 12Robert Stuart Stephen Mackayc. 1920Before 1923Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Hippolyte Jean Blanc2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3James Bow Dunn2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle Tarbolton2 December 1907for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Manuel (junior)24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Walker3 June 1913for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Walker18 January 1923for Fellowship

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 179 Bucklands HouseHawick RoxburghshireScotlandSketch drawings
Item 2 of 179 Glebe Mill, GatehouseHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 3 of 179 Teviotdale MillsHawick RoxburghshireScotlandNew yarn store
Item 4 of 179 Wellogate Cemetery, shelterHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 5 of 1791880sBuccleuch Memorial and Science and Art SchoolHawick RoxburghshireScotlandProbably entered competition
Item 6 of 1791882Burgh ChambersDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 7 of 1791885Langlands MillPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations to waterwheel
Item 8 of 1791885Suburban residence     
Item 9 of 1791888Block of tenements for John MartinHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 10 of 179c. 1888Premises of Robert WrightDalkeith MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 1791889BalcaryHawick RoxburghshireScotlandIncluding additions of studio and billiard room.
Item 12 of 1791889Drill HallHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 13 of 1791889St George's ManseHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 14 of 1791889WellwoodHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1791890sBarclay's BarHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 16 of 1791890sCounty Police StationHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 17 of 1791890sEast Bank UP Church HallHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 18 of 1791890s(?)Fish-way, Denholm CauldDenholm RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 19 of 1791890s(?)Hassendean Burn  RoxburghshireScotlandFurther alterations
Item 20 of 1791890sHawick Old Parish ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandOrgan chamber added
Item 21 of 1791890sHotel, North Bridge StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1791890Co-operative Society StablesHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1791890Teviot LodgeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandNew billiard room
Item 24 of 179c. 1890Borthwickbrae House  RoxburghshireScotlandExtension on south front and new lodge
Item 25 of 179c. 1890Tenements, 26 Drumlanrig SquareHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 26 of 179c. 1890Tenements, Drumlanrig SquareHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 27 of 179189131 Drumlanrig SquareHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 28 of 1791891Buccleuch Bowling ClubHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 29 of 1791891Post OfficeHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 30 of 1791891Tenement, 1 Melgund PlaceHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 31 of 1791892DuniraHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 32 of 1791892Hawick Bowling Club PavilionHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 33 of 1791892LeaburnHawick RoxburghshireScotlandProposed alterations
Item 34 of 1791893EU Congregational ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 35 of 1791893Freemasons Hall (Lodge St James BURA 424)Hawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 36 of 1791893GowanbankHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 37 of 1791893Shop and house for William HendersonJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 38 of 1791893Tenements, 2 and 3 Silver StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 39 of 1791893Victoria HotelHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 40 of 1791893Wilton UP ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandIn collaboration with J Chalmers (James Chalmers of Glasgow)
Item 41 of 1791894Allan Watt's tenements, Station BuildingsHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 42 of 1791894Business Premises, The HorseHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 43 of 1791894Central HotelHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 44 of 1791894FroylehurstJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 45 of 1791894Hawick Golf Club HouseHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1791894Liberal ClubHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 47 of 1791895Block of shops with house aboveJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 48 of 1791895Constitutional ClubHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 49 of 1791895R Pringle and Son's premisesHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 50 of 1791895Tenements, 11 and 12 SandbedHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 51 of 1791895Tenements, 16 North Bridge StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 52 of 1791895Tenements, 39 North Bridge StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 53 of 1791895Teviot LodgeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandProposed additions
Item 54 of 1791895WellfieldHawick RoxburghshireScotlandProposed additions
Item 55 of 1791895Wellfield HouseDuns BerwickshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 56 of 1791896Boston ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandInternal reordering and perhaps pulpit and platform
Item 57 of 1791896ColislinnHawick (near) RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 58 of 1791896Hawick Co-operative SocietyHawick RoxburghshireScotlandNew stables
Item 59 of 1791896House, FlexHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 60 of 1791896Linden ParkHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAdditions
Item 61 of 1791896Strathmore, StewartfieldHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 62 of 1791896Tenement, Oakshaw StreetPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 63 of 1791896Unionist ClubroomsHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1791896Wool store for W Elliot & SonsHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 65 of 1791897Block of houses and shops (including Jedvale)Jedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 66 of 1791897Half-timbered villas in Salisbury AvenueHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 67 of 1791897House and shops, High StreetJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1791897Inchbonny HouseJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandAlterated and extended to square
Item 69 of 1791897Tenements, 20 Gladstone StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 70 of 1791897Terraced house, CastlegateJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 71 of 1791897Wilton Church HallsHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 72 of 179189823 High StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 73 of 179189825 High StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 74 of 1791898Ardenlea, StewartfieldHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 75 of 1791898Tenement, Tower KnoweHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 76 of 1791898Tenements, 20-22 Oliver CrescentHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 77 of 1791899Blackfriars ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandChurch offices added
Item 78 of 1791899Block of buildings, 41 North Bridge StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 79 of 1791899Block of buildings, North Bridge StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1791899Boston ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandChurch offices
Item 81 of 1791899Co-operative StoreJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1791899Hosiery Factory for A P InnesHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 83 of 1791899House and shops, Exchange StreetJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 84 of 1791899Stirches HouseHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations including renewal of most of the interior, stables and lodge
Item 85 of 1791899William Laidlaw Memorial HallBonchester Bridge RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 86 of 179c. 1899Premises of the Teviotdale Dairy CompanyHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 87 of 1791900Border Club within tenementHawick RoxburghshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 88 of 1791900Business premises, 19 Bridge StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations - for himself
Item 89 of 1791900Jedburgh Public HallJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 90 of 1791900Town HallJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 91 of 179After 1900NetherwoodHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 92 of 179c. 1900East Bank Church HallHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 93 of 1791901Carnegie Free LibraryHawick RoxburghshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 94 of 1791901Tenements, 16 Drumlanrig SquareHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 95 of 1791901Tenements, 2, 7 LoanHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 96 of 1791901TheatreHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations.
Item 97 of 1791901Trinity LandsHawick RoxburghshireScotlandPlan showing new roads
Item 98 of 1791902Block of buildings with shops and house above, North Bridge StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 99 of 1791902Block of buildings with shops, High StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotlandBakery in no 16
Item 100 of 1791902Tenements, 1 and 2 Duke StreetHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 101 of 1791902Unspecified work for John Laing & SonsHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 102 of 1791902Yarn Store for James Henderson & CoHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 103 of 179After 1902Border Club within tenementHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 104 of 179After 1902Linnwood, terraced housingHawick RoxburghshireScotlandDrawings not signed but probably by Alison
Item 105 of 179Before 1902Hawick Cottage HospitalHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 106 of 1791903Double cottage, Douglas RoadHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 107 of 1791903Four-house block, Yarrow TerraceHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 108 of 1791903InglesideHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 109 of 1791903Masonic HallJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 110 of 1791903Trinity ManseJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandAdditions
Item 111 of 1791903 or 1905Wellfield HouseDuns BerwickshireScotlandAlterations and additions and interior
Item 112 of 1791904NorwoodWilton Dean, Hawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 113 of 1791904Post OfficeHawick RoxburghshireScotland2 storey addition
Item 114 of 1791904(?)Prestonpans Public LibraryPrestonpans East LothianScotlandCompetition design - won competition and secured job
Item 115 of 1791905LangheughHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 116 of 1791906Cocklecootie (Coille)Hawick, near RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 117 of 1791906Harwood, Bonchester BridgeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandServants' accommodation added
Item 118 of 1791906Kirkton Parish ChurchKirkton RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 119 of 1791907Langlee HouseHawick (near) RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 120 of 1791907(?)Wilton Parish ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAddition of transept and chancel and furnishings
Item 121 of 179Before 1907Ancrum Craig  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 122 of 179Before 1907ChurchTeviothead RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 123 of 179Before 1907Crailing UF ChurchCrailing RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 124 of 179Before 1907Crown HotelHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 125 of 179Before 1907Hownam Parish ChurchHounam/Hownam RoxburghshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 126 of 179Before 1907Jedburgh Free ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 127 of 179Before 1907Police BuildingsKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 128 of 179Before 1907St AidansBerwick-upon-Tweed (near) NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 129 of 179Before 1907Stitchel Parish ChurchStitchel/Stichill/Stichel RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations including small west chancel and north vestry and interior reordered
Item 130 of 179Before 1907Three blocks of buildingsHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 131 of 179Before 1907Yarrow Halls and libraryYarrow SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 132 of 1791908Penchrise Peel, shooting lodge  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 133 of 1791908WellfieldHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAdditions
Item 134 of 1791909Hallrule  RoxburghshireScotlandUnspecified work for estate
Item 135 of 1791909Melrose Parish ChurchMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandCompetition design for reconstruction - not successful
Item 136 of 1791909Parish ChurchLilliesleaf RoxburghshireScotlandApse added with lateral offshoots
Item 137 of 1791910Brown Memorial Fountain and ClockHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 138 of 1791910Hawkhass CottageHawick (near?) RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 139 of 1791910Ladylaw HouseHawick RoxburghshireScotlandFireplace in hall added
Item 140 of 1791910Property at corner of Wellington Street and Wellington PlaceHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 141 of 1791910Shankend FarmhouseCavers RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 142 of 1791910Wilton LodgeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandConversion to museum
Item 143 of 1791911Allars UF Church and hallHawick RoxburghshireScotlandChurch hall
Item 144 of 1791911Kelso Union PoorhouseKelso RoxburghshireScotlandConversion to hospital use
Item 145 of 1791911KersheughJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 146 of 1791911Langholm Academy Primary SchoolLangholm DumfriesshireScotlandBuilt detached gymnasium.
Item 147 of 1791911MayfieldHawick? Roxburghshire?ScotlandPlan of drains as relaid
Item 148 of 1791911St Andrew's UF Church HallsHawick RoxburghshireScotlandProposed additions to halls
Item 149 of 1791912Lodging HouseHawick RoxburghshireScotlandDrawings dated
Item 150 of 1791912Police StationEckford RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 151 of 1791912Wells House  RoxburghshireScotlandUnspecified work for estate
Item 152 of 1791913Borthwickshiels House  RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations to pavilions and to main block; new porch added
Item 153 of 1791913Harden House  RoxburghshireScotlandExtensive alterations and additions planned but only minor alterations executed
Item 154 of 1791913St George's UF ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 155 of 1791914Hawick Savings BankHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 156 of 179c. 1915The BungalowMertoun RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 157 of 1791916Albert MillsHawick RoxburghshireScotlandExtensions and alterations
Item 158 of 179After 1918War memoralDenholm RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 159 of 179After 1918War memorialLilliesleaf SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 160 of 179After 1918War memorialTeviothead RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 161 of 1791919Stonefield MillsHawick RoxburghshireScotlandMeasured survey
Item 162 of 1791920sCouncil HousingHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 163 of 1791920sCouncil Housing, Renwick TerraceHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 164 of 1791920sCouncil Housing, RosebankHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 165 of 1791920War MemorialDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 166 of 1791922Forman Memorial HallRoberton RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 167 of 179c. 1922Auction MartHawick RoxburghshireScotlandNew sale ring
Item 168 of 179c. 1922St John's Masonic Lodge IIIHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 169 of 1791923Bemersyde HouseBemersyde BerwickshireScotlandRemodelling for Earl Haig
Item 170 of 1791923Langholm Parish Church memorial tabletsLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 171 of 1791923Peter Scott's FactoryHawick RoxburghshireScotland2nd floor and attic added to Buccleuch Street block. Also single bay gabled block to right.
Item 172 of 179c. 1925Rutherford Lodge  RoxburghshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 173 of 1791926Allars UF Church and hallHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAdditions and furnishings, including communion table and font
Item 174 of 1791927Linton Parish ChurchLinton, Morebattle RoxburghshireScotlandRepairs
Item 175 of 1791929The PavilionHawick RoxburghshireScotlandPlan of new entrance to circle
Item 176 of 1791930Wilton Parish ManseHawick RoxburghshireScotlandProposed alterations
Item 177 of 1791931Blackfriars ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandHall added at south
Item 178 of 179c. 1931Relief ChurchKelso RoxburghshireScotlandRemodelled as Roxy Cinema
Item 179 of 179Early 1900sThe House of Narrow GatesSt Boswells RoxburghshireScotlandMay have been the architect of addition

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture   
Item 2 of 6Scotlands People Website www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk - Statutory Registers - Deaths  For J P Alison's marriage etc
Item 3 of 6Scott, Frank1986J P Alison Architect Transactions of the Hawick Archaeological Society, pp24-25 
Item 4 of 6Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide   
Item 5 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Border TelegraphNovember 1932  Check this date
Item 2 of 3Builder1932  p893 Obituary
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal28 January 1933 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p241

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh Central LibraryEdinburgh Institution records  
Item 2 of 5Hawick MuseumPlans  
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSR E Scott Collection (from firm of J P Alison and Hobkirk)  
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v18 p145 no1346 (microfilm reel 12)