Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Hardy
Designation: Architect
Born: 1831
Died: 4 December 1908
Bio Notes: Henry Hardy was born in 1831, the third son of Thomas Hardy and Robina Forrester. He appears in the RSA catalogues as landscape painter as well as architect. Whether he was a pupil of George Smith of Edinburgh is not known, but he was in partnership with him from about 1860. On the retirement of Smith in the mid-1870s he took into partnership John Rutherford Wight who was two years older, born in 1829 the son of the Rev James Wight.

Hardy died on 4 December 1908 at 32 Minto Street, Edinburgh; Wight on 8 September 1919 at 76 Hamilton Place.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 414, Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1860  
Item 2 of 432, Minto Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 18634 December 1908Place of death
Item 3 of 47, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1868After 1897 
Item 4 of 474, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1891 *  

* 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 2Smith & Hardyc. 1860c. 1875Partner 
Item 2 of 2Hardy & Wightc. 18751908(?)Partner 

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 53c. 185031-39 George IV Bridge  EdinburghScotlandPossibly involved, as assistant to George Smith - HS List gives Smith & Hardy but this partnership is not believed to have commenced until c.1860
Item 2 of 53186146-55 George IV Bridge  EdinburghScotlandThought to be by Hardy
Item 3 of 531862Houses, 1-13 Johnston Terrace  EdinburghScotlandThe first three bays to left at Johnston Terrace
Item 4 of 53186416 Johnston Terrace and houses on Castle Wynd  EdinburghScotlandPerhaps overall reponsibility as Hardy & Smith were the architects to the City Improvement Trust, who controlled the feus
Item 5 of 531869Rosehill  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 6 of 531869Villa, Kilgraston Terrace  EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 7 of 531870Hotel interior    Design exhibited
Item 8 of 531874Southdean Parish ChurchChesters RoxburghshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 9 of 531874Villa at North BerwickNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 10 of 531876Brick Church and hallNewcraighall EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 531878Church at GrantonGranton EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 12 of 531878Mayfield Established churchMayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 531880Granton and Wardie Free ChurchInverleith EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 531880South Leith Free ChurchLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 531881West St Giles Church  EdinburghScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 16 of 53188243 Inverleith GardensInverleith EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 531882Loanhead ChurchLoanhead MidlothianScotland 
Item 18 of 531884Jedburgh Grammar SchoolJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 19 of 531884Robertson Memorial Church and Mission BuildingsOld Town EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 531884Stobhill Parish ChurchGorebridge MidlothianScotlandReconstruction
Item 21 of 531885Edrom Parish ChurchEdrom BerwickshireScotlandMajor rebuilding
Item 22 of 531885Kirkgate UP ChurchLeith EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 23 of 531887St James' Episcopal ChurchGoldenacre EdinburghScotlandCompetition design by Hardy & Wight exhibited
Item 24 of 531888Morningside Parish ChurchMorningside EdinburghScotlandChancel and other additions, replacing apse
Item 25 of 531888Parish ChurchAncrum RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 26 of 531888St Cuthbert's Chapel of Ease  EdinburghScotlandApse and other alterations
Item 27 of 531890Baillie HallNewtown St Boswells RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 28 of 531891ChurchRoberton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 29 of 531891Earlston Parish ChurchEarlston BerwickshireScotlandDesign eshibited
Item 30 of 531892Castlebay ChurchCastlebayBarraInverness-shireScotland 
Item 31 of 531893Tolbooth St John's Church  EdinburghScotlandAddition of stair-hall
Item 32 of 531894Deaconess Hospital  EdinburghScotlandOriginal building in red sandstone
Item 33 of 531894Lasswade UP ChurchLasswade MidlothianScotlandRemodelling
Item 34 of 531894St James Parish ChurchPilrig EdinburghScotland 
Item 35 of 531895Boswell's Court  EdinburghScotlandRenovation as premises for the General Assembly
Item 36 of 531896Corbet HouseRoxburgh RoxburghshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 37 of 531896Free Church Assembly Hall  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 38 of 531896Kirtle Parish ChurchKirtlebridge DumfriesshireScotlandComplete remodelling
Item 39 of 531897Deaconess Hospital  EdinburghScotlandGrey crowstepped extension
Item 40 of 531897Foulden ManseFoulden BerwickshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 41 of 531897Free ChurchCarlops PeeblesshireScotlandInterior reseated and refurbished
Item 42 of 531897Mertoun Parish ChurchMertoun BerwickshireScotlandNorth aisle extended and church re-roofed
Item 43 of 531897Rosewell Parish ChurchRosewell MidlothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 44 of 531897Smailholm Parish ChurchSmailholm RoxburghshireScotlandDesign exhibited for proposed new church or alterations?
Item 45 of 531897St Mary's ChurchKirkton of Cleish PerthshireScotlandTower and interior alterations
Item 46 of 531898Legerwood Parish ChurchLegerwood BerwickshireScotlandChancel restored
Item 47 of 531898Morebattle Parish ChurchMorebattle RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 48 of 531898St Mary and St Kentigern's ChurchCrichton MidlothianScotlandRepairs and porch built on site of sacristy
Item 49 of 531899Kennoway Parish Church, hall and session houseKennoway FifeScotland 
Item 50 of 531899Morningside Parish Church Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 51 of 531900Old Kirk Parish Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 52 of 531900Tynecastle Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 53 of 531902Ednam Parish ChurchEdnam RoxburghshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 3Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman7 December 1908  p12 - death notice