Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Charles Hay
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1840
Died: 1 February 1925
Bio Notes: Little is known of John Charles Hay but he was born about 1840, the son of Charles Hay, farmer and his wife Margaret Bryson. He commenced practice as an architect and surveyor at 3 Hanover Street, Edinburgh by 1867 moving many times thereafter within Edinburgh. He acted as President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association at an unknown date. He seems to have formed a partnership with his son sometime around 1892 but this appears to have lasted only for a few years. (One of his sons was E G Hay who appears to have been living at 85 Polwarth Gardens in 1925, but this is not necessarily the son with whom he formed the partnership). He was married twice, first to Mary Soutar and second to Jane Amelia Coutts. He may have retired to Errol which is where his death was registered. He died on 1 February 1925, aged 85.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 153, Hanover Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1868 May also have been his house
Item 2 of 1516, Royal Exchange, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18691871May also have been his house
Item 3 of 15108, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18721874May also have been his house
Item 4 of 15Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1875 May also have been his house
Item 5 of 15North Merchiston House, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1875 May also have been his house
Item 6 of 15108, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1876 May also have been his house
Item 7 of 154, Charlotte Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18771883May also have been his house
Item 8 of 15140, Princes Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18841888May also have been his house
Item 9 of 1528, Rutlland Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1889 May also have been his house
Item 10 of 157, Hope Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1892 Address of John C Hope & Son - may also have been his house
Item 11 of 1537, Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18941896Address of John C Hope & Son? - may also have been his house
Item 12 of 1573, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18971898Only John C Hope from this year on - may also have been his house
Item 13 of 1531, Millar Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19001901 May also have been his house
Item 14 of 1512, Perth Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19021904 May also have been his house
Item 15 of 1545, Frederick, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19051907Last entry - perhaps retired at this time? - may also have been his house

Employment and Training

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 2James Macintyre Henry18761883Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Charles Ernest HayLate 1880s Apprentice 

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 311867Episcopal ParsonageForfar AngusScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 2 of 311869Bell's Mills, feuing  EdinburghScotlandFeuing plan
Item 3 of 311870Craiglockhart EstateCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandSurvey of estate, then for sale
Item 4 of 311870 or 1879Houses, West Mayfield DevelopmentWest Mayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 311872Tenements, Forrest Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 311873Odd Fellows' Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 311874Tenements, Argyle Place  EdinburghScotlandEast side?
Item 8 of 311875Edinburgh Burgess Golfing Society ClubhouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 9 of 311875Tenements, Argyle Place  EdinburghScotlandWest side
Item 10 of 311876Tenement with shops and bank at ground floor, 3, 5, 7 Grassmarket  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 311877Free ChurchTobermoryMullArgyllScotland 
Item 12 of 311880Clydesdale BankTobermoryMullArgyllScotland 
Item 13 of 311880Free ChurchSalenMullArgyllScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 14 of 311880Tenement, 2-6 Beaufort Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 311880Tenement, 31 Marchmont Crescent  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 311880Tenements, 23-29 Marchmont Crescent and 32-34 Warrender Park Road  EdinburghScotland'probably John C Hay' (HS)
Item 17 of 311880Tenements, 23-29 Marchmont Crescent and 32-34 Warrender Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 311881Tenements, 1-7 Polwarth Gardens and 1 and 3 Polwarth Crescent  EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 311882Tenements, 101-103 Marchmont Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 311882Tenements, 105-109 Marchmont Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 311882Tenements, 111-115 Marchmont Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 311882Tenements, 117-121 Marchmont Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 311882Tenements, 123-129 Marchmont Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 311882Western Isles HotelTobermoryMullArgyllScotland 
Item 25 of 311886Jubilee Corner Tenements, 18 Ardmillan Terrace and 60-64 Angle Park Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 311886Sunbury Mews  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 311889Masonic LodgeOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 28 of 311889Royal HotelOban ArgyllScotlandCanopy of cast-iron and glass over the door
Item 29 of 31189314, 15 North Park Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 31189716-19 North Park Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 31 of 311972Tenement, Forrest Road  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 4Post Office Directories     
Item 4 of 4Scotlands People Website - Statutory Registers - Deaths  351/11 0002