Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Watt
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Nothing is known of James Watt's background as he does not appear in the British Architectural Library/RIBA 'Directory of British Architects 1834-1914' or 'Who's Who in Architecture', but he practised in Aberdeen from 1895 and was associated with William Campbell Davidson in 1897 and again 1905-10. The name of the practice appears to have changed from Davidson & Watt in the last years of the 19th century to Watt and Davidson in the first decade of the 20th century. They appear to have worked as both engineers and architects in the later form of the practice. The paucity of applications to the Plans Committee and the houses built on spec. or for relatives suggest a struggling practice.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 226, Marischall Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusinessMay 1909 As given in the Builder

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 2Davidson & Watt18951897Partner 
Item 2 of 2Watt & Davidson19051910Partner 

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 101895Two houses, Desswood Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 101897Two houses, Broomhill Road and Hammerfield Avenue  AberdeenScotlandFor himself and his partner William Campbell Davidson
Item 3 of 101897Two houses, Walker Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 101902House for William Grant  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 101902House for William Walker  AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 101906Two houses, Forest Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 101909Block of shops and offices, Marischal StreetPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 8 of 101909Congregational ChurchPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandHall added
Item 9 of 101909Post OfficePeterhead AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 10 of 101909Terraced house and shop, Carmelite Street  AberdeenScotlandShop front added at 10a


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.