Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Thomson
Designation: Architect
Born: 16 October 1831
Died: 6 November 1910
Bio Notes: David Thomson was born on 16 October 1831 in Barony parish, Glasgow, the son of Andrew Thomson, medical practitioner and Mary Lockerbie (or Lockerby). His RIBA nomination paper does not state to whom he was originally articled, only that he was for many years assistant and principal assistant to Charles Wilson, studying at the Government School of Design under the unrelated Charles Heath Wilson.

Thomson practised briefly on his own at 63 Renfield Street in 1862 before returning to Wilson and being taken into partnership. On 19 August the same year he married Janet Giffen at Mearns, Renfrewshire. When Charles Wilson died in February of the following year he continued the practice which thereafter consisted principally of church, school and country house work. Later in that same year, 1863, Charles Heath Wilson's tenure as headmaster of the Government School of Design ended when the institution was transferred from the Board of Trade to the Department of Science and Art. He set up business as an architect although his practice was limited to monuments and ship interiors rather than buildings. Nevertheless he had some influential patrons and he became both Honorary Director of the School (which thereafter became the School of Art) and a trustee of the Haldane Academy. Wilson and Thomson went into partnership some time in that year as C H Wilson & D Thomson, but in 1868 Wilson withdrew to live and work in Florence.

Thomson was important as a teacher during this period: he was appointed architectural master 1862-64, and was reappointed teacher of architectural drawing in 1869 and teacher of architecture in 1871. After the dissolution of his partnership with Wilson he practised alone until July 1876 when Alexander Thomson's partner Robert Turnbull requested permission from Alexander Thomson's trustees to take a partner to handle the design work, Turnbull being clerk of works rather than architect. The request was eventually agreed to later in that year. No name was mentioned but Turnbull had probably already discussed the possibility of a partnership with David Thomson. The firm became D Thomson & Turnbull later that year. Thomson and Turnbull were not, however, really compatible and the partnership was dissolved in 1883, probably primarily because of the severe recession from 1881 onwards.

Thomson was admitted FRIBA on 17 December 1877, his proposers being John Carrick, John Burnet Senior and John Honeyman, the latter noting in particular the active part Thomson had taken in 'encouraging schemes for mutual improvement among pupils & draughtsmen' and stating that he had written 'several good papers on subjects connected with architecture'.

In 1890 David Thomson took into partnership Colin Menzies. Menzies had been born at 8 Hyndland Street, Partick on 15 June 1861, the son of Colin Menzies, engine fitter and his wife Margaret Scotland; his family is believed to have originated in Perthshire. It is not known in which offices he was articled or employed as an assistant, but he had studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1885 to 1888.

Thomson retired in 1897 and in later years moved to Helensburgh. He died there of congestion of the lungs on 6 November 1910 at his house, 'Flowerbank', West Church Street. He had had at least six children: Jessie Giffen (born 14 October 1868); David Lockerby (or Lockerbie - born 30 May 1870); Alice (born 3 December 1871); Beatrice (born 6 July 1873); Ernest F (born c.1876) and George H E (born 1878). Colin Menzies continued the practice thereafter under the existing title of Thomson & Menzies. His work was mostly commercial and industrial, his most important client being the National Telephone Company until its compulsory acquisition by the Post Office in 1911, although for much of that time he had to work in association with Leonard Stokes as main architect to that company. After Menzies's death on 31 March 1935 the practice was continued by Thomson's grandson John David Moore Thomson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1163, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business18621864 
Item 2 of 1195, Holland Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18641866 
Item 3 of 1129, St Vincent Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18641878 or 1879 
Item 4 of 11173, West Graham Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18661867 
Item 5 of 1117, Bank Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18671870 
Item 6 of 11Middle Shields Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18701871 
Item 7 of 11The Oriels/32, Nithsdale Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1871After 1897Now 192 Nithsdale Road
Item 8 of 11122, Wellington Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18771884 
Item 9 of 11St Mary's Buildings/116, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1884 or 18851889 
Item 10 of 112, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18891897 
Item 11 of 11Flowerbank, West Church Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1910 *  

* 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 6Charles Wilsonc. 1845(?)c. 1850(?)Apprentice(?) 
Item 2 of 6Charles Wilsonc. 1850(?)March 1862AssistantLatterly Chief Assistant
Item 3 of 6Wilson & ThomsonMarch 18621863Partner 
Item 4 of 6C H Wilson & D Thomson18631868Partner 
Item 5 of 6D Thomson & Turnbull18771883Partner 
Item 6 of 6Thomson & Menzies18901897Partner 

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 8John Bennie Wilson18731875Assistant 
Item 2 of 8William NewlandsMarch 18731877Assistant 
Item 3 of 8David Woodburn Sturrock18751880Apprentice 
Item 4 of 8David Woodburn Sturrock1880Before 1898Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Alexander Brown WilsonAfter 1883Before 1884Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Andrew Morell McKinlay18841888Assistant 
Item 7 of 8David Lockerbie Thomsonc. 18861890Apprentice 
Item 8 of 8Andrew Rennie CrawfordAugust 18891890Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Burnet (senior)17 December 1877for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3John Carrick17 December 1877for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3John Honeyman17 December 1877for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Alexander Brown Wilson9 June 1884for Associateship
Item 2 of 2John Bennie Wilson20 March 1882for Associateship

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 2321854Abernyte Free ChurchAbernyte AngusScotlandSource only gives 'Thomson, inspector at Lochton' However David Thomson was at Lochton working as Charles Wilson's site architect and therefore this Thomson must be David Thomson.
Item 2 of 2321855Duntreath CastleStrathblane StirlingshireScotlandRestoration
Item 3 of 2321856Morebattle Manse, stable courtMorebattle RoxburghshireScotlandWhilst working in the office of Charles Wilson prior to partnership
Item 4 of 2321860Oban Episcopal Cathedral of St John the DivineOban ArgyllScotlandWork begun when Thomson was assistant and continued after death of Wilson
Item 5 of 2321862Ann's Lodge ButeButeScotlandAdditions
Item 6 of 2321862John Neilson Endowment School and entrance lodgePaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions to school and new (?) gymnasium
Item 7 of 2321862Slatefield, KirnDunoon ArgyllScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 8 of 2321863Duntreath CastleStrathblane StirlingshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 9 of 2321863Eastwood Parish ChurchPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandCompleted the work begun when he was an assistant to Wilson
Item 10 of 2321863GlenmoragDunoon ArgyllScotlandAdditions
Item 11 of 2321863Infant SchoolPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 232After 1863Ardmory House, ArdbegPort BannatyneButeButeScotlandFurther work
Item 13 of 2321864Glasgow Necropolis, monument to Sir James CampbellDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 2321864Glasgow Necropolis, Sheridan Knowles MonumentDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 2321864Pollokshaws UP ChurchPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandRemodelling
Item 16 of 2321865BroomhallLimekilns, Dunfermline FifeScotlandPortico and internal alterations
Item 17 of 2321865Confectionery Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 2321865Infant SchoolRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 2321865Memorial to Prince Consort  EdinburghScotlandCompetition designs for both Princes Street and Queen Street sites
Item 20 of 2321865Tenement for Peter McNabOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 21 of 2321865VillaToward ArgyllScotland 
Item 22 of 2321865Wester Moffat HouseAirdrie LanarkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 23 of 2321866Baronial VillaTrinity EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 2321866Benmore, The LodgeKilmun ArgyllScotland 
Item 25 of 2321866Charterhall, The LodgeFogo/Duns BerwickshireScotland 
Item 26 of 2321866Crosslie HouseThornliebank RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions
Item 27 of 2321866Italian VillaTrinity EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 2321866OaklandsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 29 of 2321866RC ChapelBalfron StirlingshireScotland 
Item 30 of 2321866Royal Bank of ScotlandCowcaddens GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 2321866TenementsGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 32 of 2321866Tenements  GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 2321867Barony Sessional SchoolParkhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 2321867Episcopal Church (St Mary's)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 2321867Glasgow Necropolis, Monument to John Graham GilbertDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 2321867Knockdow HouseToward ArgyllScotlandAlterations
Item 37 of 2321867McLellan Art Gallery and warehouse  GlasgowScotlandConversion of part of the building into a picture gallery for Corporation
Item 38 of 2321867Sugar RefineryHalifax Nova ScotiaCanada 
Item 39 of 2321867Villa at CoatbridgeCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 40 of 2321868BallindallochBalfron StirlingshireScotland 
Item 41 of 2321868Clarkston schoolClarkston GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 2321868(?)Ewart InstituteNewton Stewart WigtownshireScotlandNorth east tower added - presumably completed by Wilson after dissolution of partnership
Item 43 of 2321868Groove CottageKilcreggan DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 44 of 2321868McCorquodale's Printing Works  GlasgowScotlandCompleted by Wilson after dissolution of partnership
Item 45 of 2321868Parish SchoolCambusnethan LanarkshireScotland 
Item 46 of 2321868TenementsCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 47 of 2321868ThornhillJohnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 48 of 2321868Wishaw HouseWishaw LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 49 of 232c. 1868Design for a villaOban (near) ArgyllScotland 
Item 50 of 232c. 1868(?)Design for a village episcopal chapel     
Item 51 of 2321869Ardencaple HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 52 of 2321869BarncluithHamilton LanarkshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 53 of 2321869Dennistoun UP ChurchDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 54 of 2321869DoonhillNewton Stewart WigtownshireScotland 
Item 55 of 2321869Dungallan HouseOban (near) ArgyllScotland 
Item 56 of 2321869Free Church College  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 57 of 2321869Lourndes, Symington & Co's bleachworksPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 58 of 2321869Shop and saloons  GlasgowScotland 
Item 59 of 2321869Spinning MillsJohnstone RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions
Item 60 of 2321869Tenements, MacLean Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 61 of 2321869Tomb of the late Lord Belhaven, CarbarnsWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 62 of 2321869Warehouses, counting houses etc  GlasgowScotlandBegun
Item 63 of 2321869Williamwood HouseCathcart GlasgowScotland 
Item 64 of 2321870Galloway House  WigtownshireScotlandAdditions etc
Item 65 of 2321870Strathblane Parish ChurchStrathblane StirlingshireScotlandAlterations
Item 66 of 2321870Tenements, Dumbarton Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 67 of 2321870Tenements, St George's Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 68 of 2321870VillaShawlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 69 of 2321871Dalry Parish ChurchDalry AyrshireScotland 
Item 70 of 2321871Dr McKenzie's Free ChurchGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 71 of 2321871Drums House  RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions
Item 72 of 2321871Established churchBridgeton GlasgowScotland 
Item 73 of 2321871TenementThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 74 of 2321871Tenements for workersThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 75 of 2321871Tenements, Renfrew Road and White Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 76 of 2321871The MansePollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 77 of 2321871Wood LeeNewton Stewart WigtownshireScotland 
Item 78 of 2321872Dalziel Parish ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 79 of 2321872Double villaPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 80 of 2321872Eastwood Parish ManseEastwood RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions
Item 81 of 2321872GatesideKilsyth StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 82 of 2321872Houston House  RenfrewshireScotlandAddition of south-east section
Item 83 of 2321872McCorquodale's Printing Works  GlasgowScotlandWork included building on corner of Fox Street
Item 84 of 2321872Parish ChurchCalton GlasgowScotland 
Item 85 of 2321872Royal Faculty of Procurators  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions, including library
Item 86 of 2321872St Ninian's Episcopal ChurchPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 87 of 2321872TenementsGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 88 of 2321873AuchencloughKilsyth StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 89 of 2321873Bardowie CastleBaldernock (near) StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 90 of 2321873Barrowfield ChurchCoatbridge? Lanarkshire?Scotland 
Item 91 of 2321873Four villas at East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 92 of 2321873Howood Parish ChurchHowood RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 93 of 2321873Shooting LodgeLoch Kinuer  Scotland 
Item 94 of 2321873Sir John Maxwell SchoolPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 95 of 2321873Springburn SchoolSpringburn GlasgowScotlandPair of school blocks (one now demolished)
Item 96 of 2321873St Columba's Parish ChurchOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 97 of 2321873St Peter's Free Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 98 of 2321873TenementsGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 99 of 2321873TenementsCrossmyloof GlasgowScotland 
Item 100 of 2321873Tenements, Eglinton Street and Devon Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 101 of 2321873Tenements, Grafton Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 102 of 2321873VillaBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 103 of 2321873VillaShawlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 104 of 2321874Auchinairn SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 105 of 2321874Benmore HouseKilmun ArgyllScotlandAdditions
Item 106 of 2321874Benmore Steading  ArgyllScotland 
Item 107 of 2321874Benmore, Factor's HouseKilmun ArgyllScotland 
Item 108 of 2321874Broomhill HouseKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 109 of 2321874Dalziel Free ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 110 of 2321874Kennedy Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 111 of 2321874Killellan Parish ChurchHouston RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 112 of 2321874McLeod Memorial Halls  GlasgowScotland 
Item 113 of 2321874Old Mansion HouseKilmun ArgyllScotlandAdditions
Item 114 of 2321874ParkhillDalry AyrshireScotland 
Item 115 of 2321874Scotia Leather Works  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building begun
Item 116 of 2321874St John the Evangelist Episcopal churchJohnstone RenfrewshireScotlandOriginal scheme
Item 117 of 2321874St Luke's Episcopal Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 118 of 2321874St Luke's Established Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 119 of 2321874VillaStrathblane StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 120 of 2321874Villa at RutherglenRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 121 of 2321875Auchenairn Parish SchoolAuchenairn LanarkshireScotland 
Item 122 of 2321875Centre Street SchoolTradeston GlasgowScotland 
Item 123 of 2321875Chryston SchoolChryston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 124 of 2321875Gartcosh SchoolGartcosh LanarkshireScotland 
Item 125 of 2321875Johnstone Parish ChurchJohnstone RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations
Item 126 of 2321875MossparkPollokshields GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 127 of 2321875St Andrews Episcopal ChurchArdrossan AyrshireScotland 
Item 128 of 2321875St John's Episcopal ChurchGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandUnsuccessful competition design exhibited
Item 129 of 2321875St Mary's Episcopal School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 130 of 2321875St Rollox School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 131 of 2321875Strathblane SchoolStrathblane StirlingshireScotland 
Item 132 of 2321875TenementsKilsyth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 133 of 2321875Tenements for workersThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 134 of 2321875Tenements, Main StreetGorbals GlasgowScotland 
Item 135 of 2321875Tenements, Main Street and Govan StreetsGorbals GlasgowScotland 
Item 136 of 2321875Villa, SandbankDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 137 of 2321875Wishaw UP ChurchWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 138 of 232c. 1875Former St Andrew's Episcopal RectoryArdrossan AyrshireScotland 
Item 139 of 2321876ArdenshawPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 140 of 2321876Auchinloch SchoolAuchinloch LanarkshireScotlandAdjacent schoolmaster's house built at same time.
Item 141 of 2321876Bleachworks of Blanefield Printing CoStrathblane StirlingshireScotland 
Item 142 of 2321876Dalry Board SchoolDalry AyrshireScotland 
Item 143 of 2321876Dalzell HouseMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 144 of 2321876Double VillaMidcalder West LothianScotland 
Item 145 of 2321876Established Church, Sandyford Toll  GlasgowScotlandAdditions to church and new halls
Item 146 of 2321876Scotia Leather Works  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building and additions
Item 147 of 2321876Sorbie Parish ChurchSorbie WigtownshireScotland 
Item 148 of 2321876Tenements, New City Road and Clarendon Place  GlasgowScotland 
Item 149 of 2321876Villa, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 150 of 2321876Warehouses, counting houses etc  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 151 of 2321877Auldfield Parish ChurchPollokshaws RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions or remodelling
Item 152 of 2321877Dalziel Manse (Parish Manse?)Motherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 153 of 2321877Double villaPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 154 of 2321877Double villa, Heriot Road (Ruberslaw and ___)Lenzie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 155 of 2321877Innamore LodgeCarsaigMullArgyllScotland 
Item 156 of 2321877Sir Peter Coats Memorial Church, MinishantMaybole AyrshireScotland 
Item 157 of 2321877West Calder Parish ChurchWest Calder MidlothianScotland 
Item 158 of 232c. 1877Warehouse, countinghouse etc, 89-92 Miller Street  GlasgowScotlandProbably based on an Alexander Thomson design - on grounds of style
Item 159 of 2321878Chryston Parish ChurchChryston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 160 of 2321878St John the Evangelist Episcopal churchJohnstone RenfrewshireScotlandFurther work
Item 161 of 2321879BroomhouseNewton Mearns RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 162 of 2321879BrownvilleKilsyth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 163 of 2321879Established Church and hallsPossilpark GlasgowScotlandChurch halls built
Item 164 of 2321879Keppochhill SchoolKeppochhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 165 of 2321879Thornliebank Memorial Public halls and club roomsThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 166 of 2321880Tenement, Darnley StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 167 of 2321880Tenements, Albert Road and Keir StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 168 of 2321880Warehouses, counting houses etc  GlasgowScotland 
Item 169 of 2321880Winton House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 170 of 2321881Auchendrane  AyrshireScotlandExtension - possibly by him
Item 171 of 2321881WoodsideDoune PerthshireScotland 
Item 172 of 232c. 1881Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design entered under the pseudonym Bourgeris
Item 173 of 2321882ClairinishRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 174 of 2321882DunavonOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 175 of 2321882Oban Episcopal Cathedral of St John the DivineOban ArgyllScotlandExtension
Item 176 of 2321882Royal Exchange  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 177 of 2321883CarfinCarluke LanarkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 178 of 2321883KeppochCardross DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 179 of 2321884Auldfield Parish ChurchPollokshaws RenfrewshireScotlandChurch halls
Item 180 of 2321884Episcopal ChapelPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions or alterations
Item 181 of 2321884Great Hamilton Street Methodist Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 182 of 2321884Mission HallsPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 183 of 2321884St Margaret'sPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 184 of 2321885Addiewell Parish ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 185 of 2321885Biggar ManseBiggar LanarkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 186 of 2321885Leather WorksMaybole AyrshireScotland 
Item 187 of 2321885School in Glebe Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 188 of 2321885St George's Tron Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 189 of 2321885St John's Episcopal ChurchCranstonhill GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 190 of 2321886Established Church and hallsPossilpark GlasgowScotland 
Item 191 of 2321886Kinning Park SchoolKinning Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 192 of 2321886Ledaig HouseNorth Connel Ferry ArgyllScotland 
Item 193 of 2321886Shop and warehousesPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 194 of 2321886St Luke's Established Church  GlasgowScotlandChurch halls built
Item 195 of 2321886St Matthew's Parish Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 196 of 2321887Auchinbrae, Newark DrivePollokshields GlasgowScotlandArchitect mentioned in petition for lining.
Item 197 of 2321887Barcaldine House  ArgyllScotlandAdditions/alterations - probably proposed reroofing
Item 198 of 2321887BleachworksDalmarnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 199 of 2321887Kennedy Street School  GlasgowScotlandLarge addition
Item 200 of 2321887Milton of Campsie Established ChurchMilton of Campsie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 201 of 2321887Parish ChurchCalton GlasgowScotlandChurch halls added
Item 202 of 2321887TenementPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 203 of 2321887The ManseMuirkirk AyrshireScotlandAdditions
Item 204 of 2321888Dalry Parish ChurchDalry AyrshireScotlandChurch halls
Item 205 of 2321888Greenhead Sawmills  GlasgowScotlandComplete rebuilding
Item 206 of 2321888(?)Pollokshields Burgh HallMaxwell Park GlasgowScotlandRefused to enter competition but submitted pencil sketches
Item 207 of 2321888SawmillsGreenhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 208 of 2321888Warehouse, workshops etc for William Graham & Co   Scotland 
Item 209 of 2321889Airthrey CastleBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotlandLarge additions
Item 210 of 2321889MansfieldWemyss Bay RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 211 of 232After 1889FactoryHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 212 of 2321890CrosbieNewton Stewart WigtownshireScotland 
Item 213 of 2321890Wine store  GlasgowScotland 
Item 214 of 2321891Benmore HouseKilmun ArgyllScotlandEast wing etc
Item 215 of 2321891Thornliebank Parish Church and hallThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 216 of 2321892Chapelgreen SchoolKilsyth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 217 of 2321892Parish ChurchKilsyth StirlingshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 218 of 2321892Villa at PollokshawsPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 219 of 2321892Villa at PollokshawsPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 220 of 2321893Houston House  RenfrewshireScotlandStable offices and addition
Item 221 of 2321894Eastwood Parish ChurchPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandAdditions and church officer's house
Item 222 of 2321894Springburn SchoolSpringburn GlasgowScotlandBlock facing Crichton Street added
Item 223 of 2321895Lanrick Shooting LodgeLoch Venachar StirlingshireScotland 
Item 224 of 2321895VillaThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 225 of 2321896Dalziel Parish ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAdditions and halls
Item 226 of 2321896Girthon Parish ChurchGatehouse of Fleet KirkcudbrightshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 227 of 2321896Royal Exchange  GlasgowScotlandPartial reconstruction for the National Telephone Co
Item 228 of 2321896Thornliebank Parish Church and hallThornliebank RenfrewshireScotlandHall etc. Also further work up to 1903
Item 229 of 2321897Cranston's Picture House and Tea Rooms, Renfield Street  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building - may not have been involved as in 1897 he retired
Item 230 of 2321897VillaAberfeldy PerthshireScotlandMay not be involved - retired in 1897
Item 231 of 2321897VillaAberfeldy PerthshireScotlandProbably not involved - retired that year
Item 232 of 2321913Orangefield HousePrestwick (near) AyrshireScotlandAdditions/alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3Smith, George Fairfull2000'Charles Heath Wilson and David Thomson: a forgotten architectural partnership' AHSS Magazine, no 11, Winter 2000 
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p57, p81

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson; birth date from Elizabeth Smith, Pollokshields Heritage, per Iain Paterson; marriage information from Sheila Ogilvie, Pollokshields Heritage, per Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v5 p99 (microfiche 91/E4)