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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Miles Septimus Gibson
Designation: Architect
Born: 29 December 1849
Died: 20 September 1906
Bio Notes: Miles Septimus Gibson was born in Barony parish, Glasgow on 29 December 1849, the son of David Gibson, medical practitioner and his wife Margaret Laird. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and Collegiate School, Garnethill, Glasgow. He commenced practice in 1880, having in 1875-9 superintended the hotel and architectural parts of St Enoch's Station for Thomas Willson of Hampstead. His main client was the Episcopal diocese of Glasgow for which he designed a number of mission churches, practising alone without assistants. Johnston states that he also practised as a woodcarver, but there is no record of his work being exhibited. In or shortly before 1901 he merged his practice with that of _____ Inglis as Inglis & Gibson, but the partnership appears to have been dissolved by 1902.

Gibson was a member of council of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. He never married, and lived with his mother and unmarried sister Christina. He died of liver disease on 20 September 1906 at Dailling Villa, Kirn: his usual residence was 38 St James Street, Hillhead (later 38 Hamilton Park Terrace). He left moveable estate of 2,305 7s 8d.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 479, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1888  
Item 2 of 438, St James Street (Hamilton Park Terrace), Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1888 *1906 
Item 3 of 4131, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1896After 1906 
Item 4 of 4Dailling Villa, Kirn, Argyll, ScotlandBusiness1906  

* 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 1Inglis & Gibson1901 Partner 

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 1Alexander Wingate18921897Apprentice 

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 161870St Enoch's Railway Station and Hotel and Office Block  GlasgowScotlandOffice block and hotel - as supervising architect 'ably assisted' Thomas Willson
Item 2 of 161881St James the Less Mission ChargeSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 161882St Oswald Episcopal ChurchMaybole AyrshireScotland 
Item 4 of 161889Barrowfield Weaving Factory  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 161890St Andrew's Episcopal ChurchUddingston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 161892Episcopal Church of St ColumbaLargs AyrshireScotlandPulpit (designed and carved). 'Buildings of Scotland states pulpit and organ case carved by John Craig & Co.
Item 7 of 161893Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 161893St Andrew's Episcopal ChurchWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 161894St Silas Episcopal Church Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 161895Grain store for John Hopkins  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 11 of 161898Largs Parish Church and Memorial HallsLargs AyrshireScotlandMemorial pulpit
Item 12 of 161900Chalet at FinnartmoreKilmun ArgyllScotlandBilliard room addition
Item 13 of 161900Dunoon Sheriff Court and County BuildingsDunoon ArgyllScotlandUnsuccessful competition design (exhibited)
Item 14 of 161901Grain store for John Hopkins  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction after fire
Item 15 of 161902Clutha Weaving Factory  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 16 of 161906Dunfermline Carnegie LibraryDunfermline FifeScotlandUnsuccessful competition design for extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Contemporaries1901Glasgow Contemporaries at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century  Date of birth given as 1848: Johnston gives 29 December 1849 and same parentage.
Item 2 of 2Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder10 April 1880  St Enoch's station

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 Additional research by Iain Paterson


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