Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Thomas Emmett
Designation: Architect
Born: 1828
Died: 1898
Bio Notes: John Thomas Emmett was born in 1828. He was in a practice at 11 Beaufort Buildings, London by 1846 and came into prominence by winning the competition for the Independent Chapel in Bath Street, Glasgow, which in turn resulted in several other Scottish commissions, all in a markedly Puginian style, but the Scottish end of his practice seems to have run into some difficulty as his Sandyford Church was completed by John Honeyman.

Emmett's later years were spent as a dissident polemicist attacking the state of architecture in mid Victorian England. This comprised an article on the Courts of Justice Competition in The Quarterly Review v123 pp93-118 (1867) and 'The State of English Architecture' also published in the Quarterly Review v132 pp295-335 (1872), reprinted in 1972 with an introduction by J M Crook.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 211, Beaufort Buildings, London, EnglandBusiness1846 *  
Item 2 of 21, Cloudesley Square, Islington, London, EnglandPrivate1868 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 51849Bath Street Independent Chapel  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 51854Established Church, Sandyford Toll  GlasgowScotlandJob begun
Item 3 of 51854Royal Faculty of Procurators  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design for hall; Charles Wilson appointed
Item 4 of 51855Glasgow Necropolis, Dr Black's MonumentDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 51860Wilton Parish ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandWon in competition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Crook, J M (ed), J T Emmett1972J T Emmett: Six Essays New York, 1972 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files