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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Jesse Hall
Designation: Architect
Born: 1820
Died: December 1906
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 until his death in February 1914.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandPrivate/businessAfter 18401848 
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessAfter 1840Before 1848 
Item 3 of 5Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business18491850 
Item 4 of 5138, Market Street, St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandPrivate/business1862 *1906 
Item 5 of 590, South Street, St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1866 *  

* 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 4Robert Hall18351842Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18421848Clerk of WorksWorking under William Nixon, first in Edinburgh and then in St Andrews
Item 3 of 4William Nixon18421848Clerk of Works 
Item 4 of 4Hall & Henry18741884Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1David Henry1862Before 1874Assistant 

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 431844University of St Andrews, St Salvator's CollegeSt Andrews FifeScotlandNew north range and alterations to east range - as clerk of works to William Nixon
Item 2 of 431846University of St Andrews, St Salvator's CollegeSt Andrews FifeScotlandBoundary walls - as clerk of works to William Nixon
Item 3 of 431852Station Master's House, The LinksSt Andrews FifeScotland'Building for a New Age' attribution
Item 4 of 431854Congregational ChurchSt Andrews FifeScotlandIn collaboration with Andrew Kerr
Item 5 of 431856Clifton BankSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 6 of 431861Dunino Parish ChurchDunino FifeScotlandExtension and internal alterations
Item 7 of 431862SteadingTodhall FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 431862Union ClubSt Andrews FifeScotlandMinor internal alterations
Item 9 of 431863125 North Street (or 123 North Street?)St Andrews FifeScotland'Buildings of Scotland' and 'Building for a New Age' attribution
Item 10 of 431863CraigardSt Andrews FifeScotlandAttribution by John Frew
Item 11 of 431863Holy Trinity Parish ChurchSt Andrews FifeScotlandChurch rewindowed
Item 12 of 431864North CliffSt Andrews FifeScotlandDesigned and begun (but left unfinished according to 'Buildings of Scotland').
Item 13 of 431864(?)RockviewSt Andrews FifeScotlandDesigned and begun but left unfinished?
Item 14 of 431864St Katherine's LodgeSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 15 of 4318651 Hope StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandElevation to Henderson/Chesser design
Item 16 of 4318656 Gillespie Terrace, The ScoresSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 17 of 431867147-149 South StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 431867Balcarres HouseColinsburgh FifeScotlandExecutant architect for lower terraces created to design of Sir Coutts Lindsay (detailed drawings by Bryce)
Item 19 of 431867Belmont, RathelpieSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 20 of 431867Hardens and Westgate, RathelpieSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 21 of 431867Kilconquhar Parish ChurchKilconquhar FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 22 of 431867Parish Kirk ManseLeuchars FifeScotlandPorch at kitchen door
Item 23 of 431869Station HotelSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 431870Balcarres, South LodgeColinsburgh FifeScotlandGatepiers
Item 25 of 431870Marine PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 26 of 431870Murray Park, feuingSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 27 of 431871116 Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandAttribution by John Frew
Item 28 of 431871156 South StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandReconstructed as manse
Item 29 of 43187215 Gibson PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 431872Union ClubSt Andrews FifeScotlandNew billiard room (The North Room at north west corner)
Item 31 of 43187516 Gibson PlaceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 32 of 431879CastlegateSt Andrews FifeScotlandFor himself
Item 33 of 431879CowansriggSt Andrews FifeScotlandAttribution by Cant in 'Three Decades of Historial Notes'
Item 34 of 431879Imperial HotelSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 35 of 431879The HirselSt Andrews FifeScotlandAttribution by Cant in 'Three Decades of Historial Notes'
Item 36 of 431880sViewmount, RathelpieSt Andrews FifeScotland'Building for a New Age' attribution - date uncertain, possibly too late for Hall (retired 1884)
Item 37 of 431880Gibson HospitalSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 38 of 43c. 188062-64 Hepburn GardensSt Andrews FifeScotlandMay have been involved if before 1884.
Item 39 of 43c. 1880Glenelg and SouthgateSt Andrews FifeScotlandStylistic attribution
Item 40 of 431883Kilrenny Town HallCellardyke FifeScotland 
Item 41 of 431883Volunteer Hall, City RoadSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 42 of 431889University of St Andrews, St Mary's CollegeSt Andrews FifeScotlandArchitect of detached south addition to Library (later Department of Psychology) - executed by W W Robertson (cost: 8,000)
Item 43 of 431891North CliffSt Andrews FifeScotlandExtension

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Frew, J (ed.)1984Building for a New Age St Andrews: Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (undated but pub. 1984)pp34-37
Item 2 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp134
Item 3 of 4Westwood, _____1862Westwood's Parochial Directory of Fife and Kinross Edinburgh: John Menzies 
Item 4 of 4Westwood, _____1866Westwood's Parochial Directory of Fife and Kinross Edinburgh: John Menzies 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1St Andrews Citizen8 December 1906  Obituary

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