Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hall & Henry
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1874
Ended: February 1914
Bio Notes: Jesse Hall was born in 1820 at Bowden, Roxburghshire and apprenticed to his brother Robert, a building contractor in Galashiels in 1835. He met William Nixon in the course of business there and became his clerk of works first in Edinburgh and then in St Andrews. He returned to Edinburgh in 1849, but in 1850 came back to St Andrews as manager to the local gas company and set up architectural practice, an appointment which he combined with supervision of the University buildings and the ancient monuments which were in government care. In 1862 Hall took on as an assistant David Henry, born in Carnoustie in 1835, who had previously been apprenticed as a cabinetmaker. After a period gaining wider experience in Edinburgh, Henry became a partner in 1874 but Hall withdrew from the partnership in 1884 to concentrate solely on his responsibilities as Superintendent of Buildings for the government and from 1890 onwards for the University Court. He retired in 1905 and died in December 1906.

Henry continued the practice alone until 1913 when he took William Hill Walker into partnership. Henry died in February the following year, and William Hill Walker enlisted for war service, continuing the business under his own name on his return from the war in 1918.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandBusiness   

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 4Jesse Hall18741884Partner 
Item 2 of 4David Henry1874February 1914Partner 
Item 3 of 4William Hill Walker1913February 1914Partner 
Item 4 of 4William Hill WalkerBefore 19131913Assistant 

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 97 125-127 Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandDate unknown, but by Henry alone
Item 2 of 971872Union ClubSt Andrews FifeScotlandNew billiard room (The North Room at north west corner)
Item 3 of 97187516 Gibson PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 971877Dairsie Free ChurchDairsie FifeScotlandRenovation
Item 5 of 971879CastlegateSt Andrews FifeScotlandJesse Hall for himself
Item 6 of 971879CowansriggSt Andrews FifeScotlandAttribution by Cant in 'Three Decades of Historial Notes'
Item 7 of 971879Imperial HotelSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 971879The HirselSt Andrews FifeScotlandAttribution by Cant in 'Three Decades of Historial Notes'
Item 9 of 971880sViewmount, RathelpieSt Andrews FifeScotland'Building for a New Age' attribution
Item 10 of 971880Gibson HospitalSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 971880ThorncroftSt Andrews FifeScotlandAttribution on stylistic grounds
Item 12 of 971880Union ClubSt Andrews FifeScotlandProposed additions - John Milne's scheme preferred
Item 13 of 97c. 188062-64 Hepburn GardensSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 97c. 1880Glenelg and SouthgateSt Andrews FifeScotlandStylistic attribution
Item 15 of 971883Kilrenny Town HallCellardyke FifeScotland 
Item 16 of 971883Volunteer Hall, City RoadSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 17 of 971884Dairsie Free Church manseDairsie FifeScotlandRestoration after fire
Item 18 of 971884Waid AcademyAnstruther Easter FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 971885House and shop, 19 Church StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandRemodelling
Item 20 of 971885New Town HallWhithorn WigtownshireScotland 
Item 21 of 971886Imperial HotelSt Andrews FifeScotlandExtensions
Item 22 of 971886Rusack's HotelSt Andrews FifeScotlandCentral part
Item 23 of 971886Shop front for James Morris, bakerSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 971886Shopfront, 86 Market Street, for Pratt, butcherSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 25 of 971887Greenhill VillaSt Andrews FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 26 of 971888Greyfriars Primary SchoolSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 27 of 971888Primary SchoolCrail FifeScotland 
Item 28 of 971889Chalmers Memorial Free ChurchAnstruther Easter FifeScotland 
Item 29 of 971889Madras College, Masters' HousesSt Andrews FifeScotlandEast house enlarged
Item 30 of 971890Fishermen's houses, North Castle StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 31 of 971890Shops and houses, 80 Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandMain building
Item 32 of 97c. 1890104 South StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandShopfront - 'Building for a New Age' attribution
Item 33 of 9718914-6 Ellice PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotlandShop front at no 4 (since replaced)
Item 34 of 9718916-8 Church StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 35 of 971891Glasserton Parish ChurchGlasserton WigtownshireScotlandDoorway in E face and interior remodelling
Item 36 of 971891North CliffSt Andrews FifeScotlandExtension
Item 37 of 971892(?)Rusack's HotelSt Andrews FifeScotlandAddition of north section, to The Links
Item 38 of 97189327 Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 39 of 971893Madras Infant SchoolSt Andrews FifeScotlandAddition of wing towards street
Item 40 of 971893St Andrew's Episcopal Church Hall and VestriesSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 41 of 9718941 South StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 97189498 North StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandRebuilding
Item 43 of 971894Greenhill VillaSt Andrews FifeScotlandFurther additions
Item 44 of 971894House for Mr SwannSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 45 of 971894Whey Pat TavernSt Andrews FifeScotlandMajor internal and external alterations
Item 46 of 97c. 1894Semi-detached villas, Estherville and Roseville, Hepburn GardensSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 47 of 971895Cottages, 18-20 The ScoresSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 48 of 971895Leuchars Free ChurchLeuchars FifeScotland 
Item 49 of 971895Police StationMarkinch FifeScotland 
Item 50 of 971895Southfield HouseAuchtermuchty FifeScotlandConverted to infectious diseases hospital
Item 51 of 9718963-5 Murray PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 52 of 971896House in Alfred PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 53 of 971896House(s) for David BettSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 54 of 971896Three houses in Murray ParkSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 55 of 97189710 Murray ParkSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 56 of 971897Bain HallLeven FifeScotlandCompeition design - not successful
Item 57 of 971897New halls, The ScoresSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 58 of 971897St Andrews Masonic Lodge, No 25St Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 59 of 971897Two houses at Greenside PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 60 of 97189812 and 14 Murray ParkSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 61 of 9718986-10 Murray PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 62 of 971898House in Murray ParkSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 63 of 971898Police Station, St Andrews RoadCrail FifeScotlandDavid Henry responsible
Item 64 of 971898Two houses on Windmill BraeSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 65 of 971899112 South Street, first house in closeSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 66 of 971899Kelty Police StationKelty FifeScotland 
Item 67 of 971899Prior Letham FarmhouseSt Andrews FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 68 of 971899St Leonard's College ChapelSt Andrews FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 69 of 971900Ring farmhouse and steadingCeres FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 70 of 971900Three dwellings at 87 North StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 71 of 97190137-39 Hepburn GardensSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 72 of 971901Western CemeterySt Andrews FifeScotlandGrounds and buildings
Item 73 of 971902115-117 Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 74 of 971902St Leonard's Church and manseSt Andrews FifeScotlandDavid Henry supervised building for Peter Macgregor Chalmers
Item 75 of 971902Strathkinness SchoolStrathkinness FifeScotland 
Item 76 of 9719033-7 City RoadSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 77 of 97190336 Hepburn GardensSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 78 of 97190341-43 Hepburn GardensSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 79 of 971903St Andrews Bowling Club Pavilion and conveniencesSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 80 of 971904132 South Street and 1 Rose LaneSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 81 of 97190424 South StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandConversion to public house
Item 82 of 971904Cowdenbeath Police StationCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 83 of 971905140-146 North StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandRemodelling of no 140
Item 84 of 971905Shop, 165 South Street and Bell StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandRemodelling of shop front and interior
Item 85 of 971905Two houses at 31 Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 86 of 971906Police StationAnstruther Easter FifeScotland 
Item 87 of 97190733-35 Hepburn GardensSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 88 of 971907Four houses on Rose LaneSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 89 of 971907Newport Police StationNewport FifeScotland 
Item 90 of 971908Greyfriars Primary SchoolSt Andrews FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 91 of 97190982 Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandShop front
Item 92 of 971909Inverkeithing Police StationInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 93 of 97191012, 14 & 16 Buchanan GardensSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 94 of 971911Greyfriars Primary SchoolSt Andrews FifeScotlandDrill hall
Item 95 of 971911Rusack's HotelSt Andrews FifeScotlandAddition of south section, to Pilmour Links
Item 96 of 97191271 North StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandGabled addition
Item 97 of 97Before 1914Low Valleyfield Police StationLow Valleyfield FifeScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Frew, J (ed.)1984Building for a New Age St Andrews: Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (undated but pub. 1984)pp34-44
Item 2 of 2Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp135, p150

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2St Andrews Citizen8 December 1906  Obituary of Hall
Item 2 of 2St Andrews Citizen14 February 1914  Obituary of Henry