Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lorimer & Matthew
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: January 1927
Ended: After 1964
Bio Notes: Lorimer & Matthew was formed in January 1927 when John Fraser Matthew, who had begun as an apprentice in Robert Stodart Lorimer’s practice in 1893 and had been office manager since c.1899, was made a partner in recognition of the immense work-load pressures falling on them both. However, Lorimer died soon after, in September 1929, and Matthew became sole partner.

Following Lorimer’s death, at the time of the Wall Street crash, the practice ran into financial difficulties: the purchase of Lorimer's interest from Lady Lorimer had cost Matthew £4,000, and he lacked Lorimer’s skill at attracting new business. When Hew Lorimer, an architectural student at Edinburgh College of Art, applied for admission to his father's firm in 1929, he was told that 'Your father and I had no such arrangement' and the financial situation was cited as a reason for the refusal, although Matthew was also later to say that 'he'd had enough of Lorimer' and 'one Lorimer was enough for a life-time'. By this time the office was seriously short of work: the demand for churches and large houses had disappeared and important commissions, such as the Reid Memorial Church and, later on, Lothian House, were lost to competitors (Leslie Grahame Thomson and Stewart Kaye respectively). Staff members were paid off, including assistant Harry Hubbard, and Matthew’s eldest son, Robert, began assisting at the firm from 1930 after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, initially working for no pay.

Matthew’s youngest son, Stuart Russell Matthew, began as an assistant at Lorimer & Matthew in 1934-35, taking over from Robert who by that time was only helping out part-time and who left to take up the post of assistant architect with the Department of Health for Scotland in 1936. Stuart was educated at the Edinburgh Institution and at the Royal College of Art in London, and shared his father's interest in fine craftsmanship, much of the practice being concerned with small-scale armorial work. Stewart continued at Lorimer & Matthew after passing the qualifying exam in June 1937 and was taken into partnership in January 1946.

While working together in 1950, both Stuart and his father suffered nervous breakdowns. For John Matthew, this was his second breakdown (the first being in 1926, shortly before being made a partner, as a result of the stresses of the Scottish National War Memorial project), and it sent him into semi-retirement. While working on a stressful project for a hotel at Bridge of Lochay in 1949-50, Stuart, in turn, had his own ‘collapse’, leaving his brothers, Robert and Douglas, to try to help their father keep Lorimer & Matthew afloat. Stuart’s partnership with his father was dissolved shortly thereafter, after John Matthew, having taken over the design work Stuart had done on the Thistle Foundation’s housing for severely disabled ex-servicemen, insisted on changing Stuart’s design. Stuart subsequently merged his practice with that of David Carr, while John Matthew practiced independently for about a year, finally retiring completely in 1951. Lorimer & Matthew was wound up in all but name, Stuart Matthew completing such work as was still in hand and assigning only a minority of new projects to the practice, such as Warriston Crematorium (1956). A much greater workload was carried out by Carr & Matthew, which remained relatively successful throughout the 1950s until its closure in 1959 when David Carr moved to set up his own practice.

During the 1960s, with his practice ebbing away because of his continued poor health, Stuart took in work farmed out by his brother Robert Matthew who had founded his own practice in 1953. After failing to make an effective contribution on larger projects, including development plans for Dundee University and Glasgow Royal College (later Strathclyde University), Robert provided Stuart with less urgent, small-scale or family-related projects, including work on Robert’s office and flat at 31 Regent Terrace and the modest job of designing a modern front elevation for a rebuilding scheme for the Army and Navy Club at St James Square, Westminster.

In August 1963, Stuart suffered his most devastating nervous breakdown while working with Robert on the design for the reconstruction of Loretto School Chapel, which had been delegated to Stuart due to the longstanding association of Lorimer & Matthew with the School. The decision was taken to absorb the project fully into Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners and Robert effectively took over Stuart’s office and most of his staff, and thereafter kept Stuart supplied with a succession of small jobs.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 217, Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1927After 1931 
Item 2 of 214, Lynedoch Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 16Robert Raeburn Grieve c. 1953Draughtsman 
Item 2 of 16William Malcolm Wilson19251931Apprentice 
Item 3 of 16Henry Hubbard (or Harry Hubbard)1927c. 1930Assistant Architect 
Item 4 of 16Horace Arthur Rendel Govan19271932Apprentice 
Item 5 of 16James Watson RitchieJanuary 19271928Assistant 
Item 6 of 16(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerJanuary 19271929Partner 
Item 7 of 16John Fraser MatthewJanuary 19271952Partner 
Item 8 of 16Alan Reiach19281932Apprentice 
Item 9 of 16George Hay1928October 1933Apprentice 
Item 10 of 16George Alexander Lyall19291934Apprentice 
Item 11 of 16Robert Hogg MatthewOctober 19291938Assistant 
Item 12 of 16Stuart Russell Matthew19341935Assistant(?) 
Item 13 of 16Horace Arthur Rendel GovanJuly 1935August 1935Assistant 
Item 14 of 16Stuart Russell Matthewc. 1937c. 1950Assistant 
Item 15 of 16Andrew Renton19461948Assistant 
Item 16 of 16Thomas Inglis19491951Junior Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 188192723 Lauder Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? Conversion?
Item 2 of 1881927(?)5 Drumsheugh Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 18819277 Melville Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 18819279 Tipperlin Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 1881927Auchentroig HouseDrymen StirlingshireScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 1881927Baxter Incorporation Granary  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and furnishings
Item 7 of 1881927Carmurie HouseElie FifeScotlandExtensive additions and alterations
Item 8 of 1881927CastlemainsDouglas LanarkshireScotlandNew north wing, stables and factor's house - begun prior to change of practice title to Lorimer & Matthew
Item 9 of 1881927Darnaway Castle  MorayshireScotlandNorth gateway to walled garden
Item 10 of 1881927Double villa at Shawmoss Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 1881927Fairlie Parish Church, Monument to Lady GlasgowFairlie AyrshireScotland 
Item 12 of 1881927Giggleswick sundialGiggleswick YorkshireEngland 
Item 13 of 1881927Glencruitten HouseOban ArgyllScotlandLibrary wing
Item 14 of 1881927House for exhibition, Olympia, London   Scotland 
Item 15 of 1881927Loretto School, Holme HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations and additions - begun by Lorimer, completed in partnership and latterly by Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid
Item 16 of 1881927Paisley AbbeyPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandRestoration of choir vault, tower and interior woodwork, completing restoration begun by P Macgregor Chalmers
Item 17 of 1881927Physics Laboratory, Dundee High School  DundeeScotland 
Item 18 of 1881927RC Church and presbyteryOxford OxfordshireEngland 
Item 19 of 1881927SchoolAlloway AyrshireScotlandRemodelling of school to form Alloway Public Halls - begun prior to change of practice title to Lorimer & Matthew
Item 20 of 1881927(?)St Giles Cathedral, Dempster Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 1881927St Giles Cathedral, screen and reredos  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 1881927St Giles Cathedral, Shrine of Youth  EdinburghScotlandFurnishings
Item 23 of 1881927St James Episcopal ChurchCupar FifeScotlandAltar table, reredos, rood screen and wall panelling (begun before change of practice title to Lorimer & Matthew)
Item 24 of 1881927St Peter's RC ChurchMorningside EdinburghScotlandCompletion
Item 25 of 1881927Stowe School ChapelStowe BuckinghamshireEnglandWon competition to secure job. New chapel and all internal woodwork reusing columns of temple by Kent and some fittings from chapel within house
Item 26 of 1881927(?)Union Bank of Scotland, Marchmont Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 1881927University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Animal Breeding Research Department  EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 1881927University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of ZoologyMayfield EdinburghScotlandMatthew mainly responsible
Item 29 of 1881927University of Edinburgh, Women Students Union  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 30 of 188After 1927Ayton HouseGlenfarg PerthshireScotlandAlterations and partial demolition
Item 31 of 188After 1927(?)Rhu-na-HavenAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work - Lorimer and Matthew in partnership, but possibly prior to change of practice title
Item 32 of 188c. 1927Loretto School, Loretto VillaMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandNew classrooms, science block and laboratory, entrance gates
Item 33 of 188c. 1927St Giles Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandNew vestries
Item 34 of 188c. 1927Union Bank of Scotland, Mosspark BranchMosspark GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 188192843 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 36 of 1881928Cothelstone House, BonnyriggLasswade MidlothianScotland 
Item 37 of 1881928House, Greenhill Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 38 of 1881928Kinfauns Castle, DairyKinfauns PerthshireScotland 
Item 39 of 1881928Loretto School, Fairman's LandMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations to form tuckshop
Item 40 of 1881928Loretto School, LewisvilleMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 41 of 1881928Merchiston Castle School, Chalmers Boarding House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 42 of 1881928Merchiston Castle School, Rogerson Boarding House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 43 of 1881928PittendreichLasswade MidlothianScotlandInterior alterations (chimneypieces and overmantles) and perhaps south lodge
Item 44 of 1881928St John's ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandRestoration to single church as memorial to men of Perthshire who had fallen in War. Re-furnishing.
Item 45 of 1881928St Margaret's ChurchKnightswood GlasgowScotlandFinished posthumously by Matthew from Lorimer's designs
Item 46 of 1881928Touch House  StirlingshireScotlandAlterations, lodge and gates (also bridge and wash house)
Item 47 of 1881928University of St Andrews, Chapel of St SalvatorSt Andrews FifeScotlandUnexecuted proposals for refurbishment, including knocking down internal walls separating vestry and storeroom from main body of chapel and erecting wooden screen in their place
Item 48 of 1881928Warriston Crematorium  EdinburghScotlandConverted from East Warriston House
Item 49 of 188c. 1928Edinburgh Free Library  EdinburghScotlandBook stands
Item 50 of 188c. 1928Memorial panel to Sir William Grant Macpherson     
Item 51 of 18819299 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 52 of 1881929Aberdalgie and Dupplin Parish ChurchAberdalgie PerthshireScotlandCompletely remodelled internally and bellcote
Item 53 of 1881929Braidwood HouseCarluke LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 54 of 1881929Edinburgh Castle, gatehouse  EdinburghScotlandModifications including canopied niches with statues to Wallace & Bruce
Item 55 of 1881929St Giles Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandFurniture, screen etc. for Albany Aisle and Chambers Aisle
Item 56 of 1881929University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of Mechanical Engineering  EdinburghScotland 
Item 57 of 1881929University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Geology Department  EdinburghScotland 
Item 58 of 1881929Urquhart Parish ChurchUrquhart MorayshireScotlandSurvey plans drawn
Item 59 of 1881929Villa, 11 Tipperlin Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 60 of 1883 July 1929Scottish Office buildingsCalton Hill EdinburghScotlandUnexecuted proposals for new building (drawings dated)
Item 61 of 188c. 1929Carlisle Cathedral, new gates and railingsCarlisle CumberlandEngland 
Item 62 of 188c. 1929Memorial panel to Andrew S C Gilchrist   Scotland 
Item 63 of 1881930Applegarth Churchyard, memorial panelApplegarth/Applegarthtown DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1881930Black BaronyEddleston PeeblesshireScotlandSurvey plans prior to alterations? Alterations consisted of flat-roofed extension to west front.
Item 65 of 1881930Commercial Bank of Scotland, Head Office  EdinburghScotlandFurniture designs
Item 66 of 1881930Memorial panelApplegarth DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 67 of 1881930St Mary's Church, Middleton MemorialMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1881930Union Bank of Scotland, Piershill Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 69 of 188November 1930St Giles Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandSir John Findlay Memorial Screen, Dean's Chair/minister's chair, and kneeler for Moray Aisle
Item 70 of 188c. 1930Arnos Vale Cemetery, Crematorium  BristolEngland 
Item 71 of 188c. 1930Dunipace CottageLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 72 of 188c. 1930Govan Old Parish ChurchGovan GlasgowScotlandDesign for organ stool
Item 73 of 188c. 1930Hampton Lovett Church, Westwood Estate vault, Doverdale MemorialDroitwich WorcestershireEngland 
Item 74 of 188c. 1930House for John BaxterSymington LanarkshireScotland 
Item 75 of 188c. 1930Kinfauns Parish ChurchKinfauns PerthshireScotlandMemorial to William Duncan
Item 76 of 188c. 1930Memorial to William Stewart and his wife Margaret Robertson     
Item 77 of 188c. 1930Nobbs tombstoneHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 78 of 188c. 1930Pinkie HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAdditions? Also built Seton House and Hope House - earlier work by Lorimer & Matthew and later by Carr & Matthew
Item 79 of 188c. 1930St Hilda's CottageLiberton EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 80 of 188c. 1930Union Bank of Scotland, Granton Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 81 of 188c. 1930Union Bank of Scotland, Portobello Barnch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 82 of 1881931129 Princes Street  EdinburghScotlandPlans for conversion to bank premises
Item 83 of 1881931Aberlady Church, memorial to Francis Wemyss Charteris Douglas 9th Earl of WemyssAberlady East LothianScotland 
Item 84 of 1881931Bankhead Farm Cottages   ScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 85 of 1881931Dunbar Parish ChurchDunbar East LothianScotlandFurnishings - chair, memorial panel, pulpit and canopy
Item 86 of 1881931Earl Haig Memorial HomesSaughton EdinburghScotlandOriginal buildings and later alterations
Item 87 of 1881931Edinburgh Dispensary, memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 88 of 1881931Kinbuck Parish ChurchKinbuck Perthshire/StirlingshireScotlandCommunion table, chancel screen and furnishings
Item 89 of 1881931Loretto School, War memorialMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 90 of 1881931MemorialLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 91 of 1881931Orkie Farm CottagesOrkie FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 92 of 1881931Rosebank Cemetery, Warrack MemorialPilrig EdinburghScotland 
Item 93 of 1881931Schaw-Millar Memorial    Designs for adding name to existing memorial
Item 94 of 1881931St Columba's Episcopal Church and rectoryCrieff PerthshireScotlandChancel screen and furnishings
Item 95 of 1881931St John's Episcopal ChurchSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandCarving on entrance door
Item 96 of 1881931Union Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 97 of 1881931Union Bank of Scotland, Bruntsfield Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 98 of 1881931Wood Memorial Free ChurchElie FifeScotlandChancel and pulpit
Item 99 of 188Before 1931Dunblane CathedralDunblane PerthshireScotlandAlterations, including seating and light fittings in nave
Item 100 of 188Before 1931St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Walpole Memorial Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 101 of 188c. 193118 Ravelston Park  EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 102 of 1881932Granton and Wardie Free ChurchInverleith EdinburghScotlandVestibule table
Item 103 of 1881932Loretto School, Loretto CottageMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 104 of 1881932Loretto School, new armouryMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 105 of 1881932Loretto School, old armoury and fives courtsMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandConversion into boys' and masters' common rooms
Item 106 of 1881932Nunraw Castle  East LothianScotlandAlterations and new squash court
Item 107 of 188c. 193261-79 Morningside Park  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to 77-79
Item 108 of 1881933Clermiston House  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and garden features (eg fountain)
Item 109 of 1881933Linnwood HallLeven FifeScotlandAlterations including extension for organ
Item 110 of 1881933Lothian House  EdinburghScotlandUnexecuted design (Robert Hogg Matthew responsible)- Proposal for hotel, cinema, garage and shops
Item 111 of 1881933Memorial Cross to Godfrey Mark Palmer   Scotland 
Item 112 of 1881933Raith HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandMemorial cross in burial ground
Item 113 of 1881933Shopping arcade and market, 24-28 Stockwell Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 114 of 1881933St Luke's ChurchKew LondonEnglandChancel screen, cross and table - following Lorimer designs?
Item 115 of 1881933The WheatsheafSaughton EdinburghScotland 
Item 116 of 1881933University of Edinburgh, Department of Anatomy  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 117 of 1881933Villa at North BerwickNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandNew gate
Item 118 of 188April 1933Prestwick Burgh Chambers and Public BathsPrestwick AyrshireScotlandCompetition entry. Robert Matthew responsible with the help of Alan Reiach.
Item 119 of 188c. 1933Hopton Wood, Memorial cross to Norman Mcdonald TeacherDerby DerbyshireEngland 
Item 120 of 188193451-61 Grove Street  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 121 of 18819348 Picardy Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 122 of 1881934Flats, West End Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 123 of 1881934The ShielingBarnton EdinburghScotland 
Item 124 of 188c. 193425 Royal Circus  EdinburghScotlandConversion to flats
Item 125 of 188193518 Riselaw Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 126 of 1881935Dean Cemetery, Patrick Fraser TombstoneDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 127 of 1881935Granton Parish Church and hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 128 of 1881935Longforgan Parish Church and churchyardLongforgan PerthshireScotlandPaterson memorial stone
Item 129 of 1881935Loretto School, Balcarres HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations and new sanatorium
Item 130 of 1881935Loretto School, Drummohr HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandEast Lodge - alterations and additions
Item 131 of 1881935Loretto School, Newfield, scoring boxMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 132 of 1881935Loretto School, Trafalgar HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations to form new sanatorium
Item 133 of 188c. 1935Green's Hotel  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 134 of 188c. 1935Huntly Castle memorial to Alma and Margaret PatterssonHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 135 of 188c. 1935Hut at Dumbiedykes  EdinburghScotland 
Item 136 of 188c. 1935Ladywell BreweryMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 137 of 188c. 1935Memorial panel to John Duncan Nimmo and his third son Robert Louis Nimmo   Scotland 
Item 138 of 188c. 1935Worcester Secondary Modern SchoolWorcester WorcestershireEngland 
Item 139 of 1881936BriglandsRumbling Bridge Kinross-shireScotlandProposed garages
Item 140 of 1881936Loretto School, Colin Thomson HallMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 141 of 1881936Loretto School, glory holeMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 142 of 1881936St Andrew's ChurchAldershot HampshireEnglandFurther work
Item 143 of 1881936Union Bank of Scotland, Morningside Branch  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 144 of 188c. 193611 Glencairn Crescent  EdinburghScotlandConversion into flats
Item 145 of 188c. 193619-23 Annandale Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 146 of 188c. 193620 Wester Coates Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 147 of 188c. 1936House at Glenlockhart Bank  EdinburghScotland 
Item 148 of 188c. 1936Union Bank of Scotland, Blackhall Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 149 of 188c. 1936Union Bank of Scotland, Fairmilehead BranchFairmilehead EdinburghScotland 
Item 150 of 188193713 Merchiston Park  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 151 of 188193738 Palmerston Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 152 of 1881937AuchentrailUpper Largo FifeScotlandAlterations and additions to existing house
Item 153 of 1881937Dulnain Parish ChurchDulnain Bridge Inverness-shireScotlandCommunion table and alterations?
Item 154 of 1881937Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art  DundeeScotlandCompetition entry (unsuccessful)
Item 155 of 1881937George A Clark Town HallPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandDesigns for chairs for Paisley Town Council
Item 156 of 1881937House, Kilgraston Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 157 of 1881937St Cuthbert's Church HallGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 158 of 1881937University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, King's Buildings House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 159 of 1881937University of Edinburgh, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons  EdinburghScotlandAdditions (including alterations to Hope Park UF Church for Dick Vet )
Item 160 of 188c. 1937Salem Chapel, Hartley-Ashworth MemorialBurnley LancashireEngland 
Item 161 of 1881938Auld Brig TavernMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 162 of 1881938Bell's Brewery  EdinburghScotlandConversion for the University to Physical Education Dept
Item 163 of 1881938Bergius Company Ltd  GlasgowScotlandInstallation of lift
Item 164 of 1881938Civic Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne  Newcastle upon TyneEnglandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 165 of 1881938Loretto School, swimming poolMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 166 of 1881938Premises for the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Ltd  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 167 of 1881938St Cuthbert's Co-operative Association Department Store and Dairy  EdinburghScotlandProposed new showrooms
Item 168 of 1881938Stronachullin LodgeArdrishaig ArgyllScotlandGarage and garden cottage
Item 169 of 188193935-39 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandAlterations including façade to George Street with 3-bay corniced extension
Item 170 of 1881939Apperley BridgeBradford YorkshireEnglandAlterations
Item 171 of 1881939Comrie and Strowan Parish Church Hall  PerthshireScotland 
Item 172 of 1881939Galashiels Memorial Burgh BuildingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandCaretaker's house etc
Item 173 of 1881939Western General Hospital, students' hostel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 174 of 188c. 1939Exhibition Halls, Waverley Market  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 175 of 188c. 1939Union Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 176 of 188c. 1940Bagshot Park, chapelBagshot SurreyEnglandChapel and furnishings
Item 177 of 188c. 1940Housing estateHarthill West LothianScotlandProposed scheme
Item 178 of 188c. 1940Melville College War memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 179 of 1881944Linburn House and other buildings on siteWilkieston MidlothianScotlandConversion to residental training centre for the blind
Item 180 of 1881944Memorial cross to Robert and Dorothea Mary Jeffrey of Bewlie House  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 181 of 1881945Thistle Foundation scheme with houses, hostel and medical centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 182 of 1881946Warriston Crematorium  EdinburghScotlandSE Cloister
Item 183 of 1881947Rossall School Chapel  LancashireEngland 
Item 184 of 1881948Linburn House Estate, Housing for the BlindWilkieston MidlothianScotland 
Item 185 of 188c. 1949Stowe School, War memorialStowe BuckinghamshireEngland 
Item 186 of 1881950Thistle Foundation, Robin Chapel  EdinburghScotlandWarrant granted for plans by architects for erection of chapel
Item 187 of 1881956Warriston Crematorium  EdinburghScotland[Glendinning, 2008]
Item 188 of 1881962Loretto School ChapelMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandStuart Matthew began the designs for the new enlargement, working with Robert Matthew, however due Stuart's poor health the project was taken over by RMJM in 1963.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishing 
Item 2 of 3Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 3 of 3Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder7 April 1950  p472
Item 2 of 4Builder1 February 1955  Obituary of J F Matthew
Item 3 of 4RIBA JournalApril 1955 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of J F Matthew p270
Item 4 of 4Scotsman3 February 1955  Obituary of J F Matthew