Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Wallace
Designation: Architect
Born: Before 1870
Died: After 1909
Bio Notes: William Wallace was articled to Campbell Douglas & Stevenson. By 1871 he was in London and was associated with Daniel Cottier the stained-glass artist and John McKean Brydon, also from Campbell Douglas & Stevenson's, in founding the decorators Morris & Co of Langham Place, London and was briefly in partnership with Brydon in 1880 before forming a partnership with his assistant William Flockhart, designing the reconstruction of the Free Church at Newhaven, Edinburgh and the new-build Free Presbyterian Church at Richmond, Surrey. This partnership was dissolved c.1883. Thereafter Wallace's career is somewhat shadowy, but between 1900 and 1909 he worked with another London Scot, James Glen Sivewright Gibson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 127a, Old Bond Street, London, EnglandPrivate1889 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Stevenson & Robson  Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Campbell Douglas & StevensonAfter 1860Before 1868Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Brydon & Wallace1880c. 1880Partner 
Item 4 of 5Wallace & Flockhartc. 1880c. 1883Partner 
Item 5 of 5Wallace & Gibsonc. 19001909Partner 

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 7Samuel Bridgman Russell  Assistant 
Item 2 of 7William Flockhartc. 1879c. 1880Assistant 
Item 3 of 7James Glen Sivewright GibsonAfter 1881Before 1890Assistant 
Item 4 of 7John Myrtle SmithAfter 1900Before 1906Assistant 
Item 5 of 7William Hodgson Burnet19011902Assistant 
Item 6 of 7James Alexander Mitchell Hunter1904 Assistant 
Item 7 of 7James Brodie19091911Draughtsman 

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 71878Coltness Memorial church, NewmainsMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandHS claims it is by Alexander Wallace
Item 2 of 71880Crathes CastleCrathes Aberdeenshire/KincardineshireScotlandAlterations including dining room and refitting hall (largely eradicated since) and the hall window which is still extant
Item 3 of 7188115 Fitzjohn's AvenueHampstead LondonEnglandInternal alterations to existing house
Item 4 of 71881“The Lothians,” Hampstead Hampstead LondonEngland 
Item 5 of 71882Old Newhaven Free ChurchNewhaven EdinburghScotlandRecasting of church and addition of tower and spire. New vestry added.
Item 6 of 71883Presbyterian ChurchRichmond upon Thames SurreyEnglandMainly responsible
Item 7 of 71895Philiphaugh House and West Lodge  SelkirkshireScotlandUnspecified work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Neil Burton