Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Thomas Galletly
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 March 1881
Died:  
Bio Notes: John Thomas Galletly was born on 27 March 1881 and was articled to Andrew Granger Heiton of Perth in 1897. The following year, owing to a lack of work in his office, Heiton gave his consent for Galletly to transfer to the office of James Smart in Perth, where he completed his apprenticeship. Thereafter he moved to Edinburgh, working successively in the offices of Francis William Deas and Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (then in partnership with Frank Worthington Simon and Alexander Hunter Crawford) as junior assistant, and with School Board architect John Alexander Carfrae as principal assistant, which enabled him to study at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art. In 1904 he appears as a draughtsman in HM Office of Works in Edinburgh moving to London as Senior Draughtsman thereafter, but soon returned to Edinburgh to take up a permanent post as Assistant Architect and Surveyor in the branch office on 1 June 1907. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being William Thomas Oldrieve, Albert Robert Myers and Herbert Ryle, all of that office, and remained there until at least 1914.

By 1931 he had returned to H M Office of Works in London.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 277, MacDonald Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 215, Kenton Park Crescent, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex, EnglandBusiness1939 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 10William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)  Assistant ArchitectAssistant architect and surveyor, second class, in H M Office of Works, Edinburgh (1910)
Item 2 of 10Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)18971898Apprentice 
Item 3 of 10James Smart18981900Apprentice 
Item 4 of 10James Smart & Son1900c. 1901Apprentice 
Item 5 of 10John Alexander CarfraeAfter 19011904Principal Assistant 
Item 6 of 10Francis William Deasc. 1901c. 1901Junior Assistant 
Item 7 of 10Anderson Simon & Crawfordc. 1901c. 1902Junior Assistant 
Item 8 of 10H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19041907Senior Draughtsmanin London office
Item 9 of 10H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1 June 1907 Assistant Architectin Edinburgh office
Item 10 of 10H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1930 *  in London office (Storey's Gate, Westminster)

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Albert Robert Myers20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Herbert Ryle20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 211901Ashley Terrace School  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to John Alexander Carfrae
Item 2 of 211901Peebles High SchoolPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandAs assistant to John Alexander Carfrae
Item 3 of 21After 1901Flora Stevenson's SchoolComely Bank EdinburghScotlandAs principal assistant to John Alexander Carfrae
Item 4 of 211902Boroughmuir Higher Grade School (1st school)  EdinburghScotlandAs principal assistant to John Alexander Carfrae, School Board Architect
Item 5 of 211902Broughton Higher Grade School  EdinburghScotlandAddition to McDonald Road - as principal assistant to John Alexander Carfrae, School Board Architect
Item 6 of 211902Dunblane Cathedral HallsDunblane PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 7 of 211903Upper Gilmore Place School  EdinburghScotlandAs principal assistant to John Alexander Carfrae
Item 8 of 21After 1904Eskdalemuir Royal Magnetic ObservatoryEskdalemuir DumfriesshireScotlandAs senior draughtsman/assistant architect to William Thomas Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 9 of 21c. 1904Moray House  EdinburghScotlandFree Church Normal Laboratory - as assistant to John Alexander Carfrae
Item 10 of 211905Post OfficeBootle LancashireEnglandAs Senior Draughtsman in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 11 of 21After 1905General Register House, Sasine Office  EdinburghScotlandFireproofing - as senior draughtsman/assistant architect in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 12 of 211906Post OfficeSt Andrews FifeScotlandAs assistant architect in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 13 of 21Before 1906Juniper Green SchoolJuniper Green EdinburghScotlandAs principal assistant to John Alexander Carfrae
Item 14 of 21c. 1906Parcel Post Office  ManchesterEnglandAs Senior Draughtsman in H M Office of Works under William Oldrieve
Item 15 of 21c. 1906Post OfficeLeicester LeicestershireEnglandExtension - as Senior Draughtsman in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 16 of 211907Post OfficeMontrose AngusScotlandAs senior draughtsman to Wiliam Thomas Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 17 of 211907Post OfficeBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAs senior draughtsman/assistant architect in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 18 of 211908(?)Post OfficeHaddington East LothianScotlandSupervised construction, as assistant architect in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 19 of 21c. 1909Royal Botanic Garden, laboratory buildingInverleith EdinburghScotlandSupervised construction, as assistant architect in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 20 of 211910Post OfficeKelso RoxburghshireScotlandSupervised construction, as assistant architect in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve
Item 21 of 211910Post OfficeBrechin AngusScotlandSupervised construction, as assistant architect in H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v17 no1276