Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Deas
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: 1827
Died: 22 December 1899
Bio Notes: James Deas was born in 1827. He trained with John Miller and became engineer in chief to the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Company, a post which his father had also held, and later engineer for Glasgow District of the North British Company. He was then appointed chief engineer to the Clyde Navigation Trust in 1869 in which position he increased the quayage and water area of the Trust considerably. His greatest single project was the Princes Dock, built 1887-89. He died on 22 December 1899.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 17, Crown Gardens, Dowanhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1899 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Company  Chief engineer 
Item 2 of 3North British Railway Company  Engineerfor Glasgow district
Item 3 of 3Clyde Navigation Trust1869 Chief Engineer 

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer 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 41869Govan Graving Docks  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 41877Windmillcroft Quay (East end)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 41883Govan Graving Docks  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 41887Princes Dock and hydraulic power stationQueen's Dock/Cessnock Dock GlasgowScotlandDock


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, engineer:
Item 1 of 2Johnston, Colin and Hume, J R1979Glasgow Stations Newton Abbot: David and CharlesCheck for page number
Item 2 of 2Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills SC36/51/123 and Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories Sc36/48/169