Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hardy & Wight
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1869
Ended: 1908(?)
Bio Notes: Henry Hardy was born in 1831, the 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. The addresses of the practice suggest a sharp decline its fortunes.

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

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 57, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1875After 1897 
Item 2 of 52, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1880c. 1885 
Item 3 of 574, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1891 *1901 
Item 4 of 5122, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1901c. 1905 
Item 5 of 576, Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 19061907 

* 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 2John Rutherford Wightc. 18721908(?)Partner 
Item 2 of 2Henry Hardyc. 18751908(?)Partner 

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 451874Southdean Parish ChurchChesters RoxburghshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 2 of 451874Villa at North BerwickNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 3 of 451876Brick Church and hallNewcraighall EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 451878Church at GrantonGranton EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 5 of 451878Mayfield Established churchMayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 451880Granton and Wardie Free ChurchInverleith EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 451880South Leith Free ChurchLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 451881West St Giles Church  EdinburghScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 9 of 45188243 Inverleith GardensInverleith EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 451882Loanhead ChurchLoanhead MidlothianScotland 
Item 11 of 451884Jedburgh Grammar SchoolJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 12 of 451884Robertson Memorial Church and Mission BuildingsOld Town EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 451884Stobhill Parish ChurchGorebridge MidlothianScotlandReconstruction
Item 14 of 451885Edrom Parish ChurchEdrom BerwickshireScotlandMajor rebuilding
Item 15 of 451885Kirkgate UP ChurchLeith EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 16 of 451887St James' Episcopal ChurchGoldenacre EdinburghScotlandCompetition design by Hardy & Wight exhibited
Item 17 of 451888Morningside Parish ChurchMorningside EdinburghScotlandChancel and other additions, replacing apse
Item 18 of 451888Parish ChurchAncrum RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 19 of 451888St Cuthbert's Chapel of Ease  EdinburghScotlandApse and other alterations
Item 20 of 451890Baillie HallNewtown St Boswells RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 21 of 451891Earlston Parish ChurchEarlston BerwickshireScotlandDesign eshibited
Item 22 of 451892Castlebay ChurchCastlebayBarraInverness-shireScotland 
Item 23 of 451893Tolbooth St John's Church  EdinburghScotlandAddition of stair-hall
Item 24 of 451894Deaconess Hospital  EdinburghScotlandOriginal building in red sandstone
Item 25 of 451894Lasswade UP ChurchLasswade MidlothianScotlandRemodelling
Item 26 of 451894St James Parish ChurchPilrig EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 451895Boswell's Court  EdinburghScotlandRenovation as premises for the General Assembly
Item 28 of 451896Corbet HouseRoxburgh RoxburghshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 29 of 451896Free Church Assembly Hall  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 30 of 451896Kirtle Parish ChurchKirtlebridge DumfriesshireScotlandComplete remodelling
Item 31 of 451897Deaconess Hospital  EdinburghScotlandGrey crowstepped extension
Item 32 of 451897Foulden ManseFoulden BerwickshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 33 of 451897Free ChurchCarlops PeeblesshireScotlandInterior reseated and refurbished
Item 34 of 451897Mertoun Parish ChurchMertoun BerwickshireScotlandNorth aisle extended and church re-roofed
Item 35 of 451897Rosewell Parish ChurchRosewell MidlothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 36 of 451897Smailholm Parish ChurchSmailholm RoxburghshireScotlandDesign exhibited for proposed new church or alterations?
Item 37 of 451897St Mary's ChurchKirkton of Cleish PerthshireScotlandTower and interior alterations
Item 38 of 451898Legerwood Parish ChurchLegerwood BerwickshireScotlandChancel restored
Item 39 of 451898Morebattle Parish ChurchMorebattle RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 40 of 451898St Mary and St Kentigern's ChurchCrichton MidlothianScotlandRepairs and porch built on site of sacristy
Item 41 of 451899Kennoway Parish Church, hall and session houseKennoway FifeScotland 
Item 42 of 451899Morningside Parish Church Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 43 of 451900Old Kirk Parish Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 44 of 451900Tynecastle Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 45 of 451902Ednam Parish ChurchEdnam RoxburghshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories