Basic Biographical Details

Name: Haxton & Watson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1945
Ended: c. 1987
Bio Notes: Andrew David Haxton was born in 1878 in St Andrews and came of a family of grocers. He was a product of the offices of Gillespie & Scott in St Andrews, Thomas Edward Marshall in Harrogate and Thomson & Sandilands in Glasgow, and was in partnership with William Walker (born 1881) from 1907 until the beginning of the First World War, when Walker enlisted and from which he never recovered. Haxton thereafter continued practice alone, his practice consisting mainly of co-operative society premises, local authority and industrial housing and cinemas, in which the firm had specialised from 1914 onwards, most of them accomplished Art Deco.

Haxton took Adam Elliot Watson, born 1908, into partnership circa 1945. Watson was a product of Glasgow School of Architecture and Wright & Wylie's office, and had spent the war in London on factory work. They continued to work together until Haxton's retirement in 1950.

Watson continued the practice until his retirement c.1973, the practice being continued thereafter by David Moir until c.1987.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 15, Scoonie Place, Durie Street, Leven, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1970 *After 1975 

* 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 3Andrew David Haxton19451950Partner 
Item 2 of 3Adam Elliot Watson1945After 1975(?)Partner 
Item 3 of 3David Grant Moirc. 1973c. 1987Partner in charge 

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 108 Woodlands, Leven RoadLundin Links FifeScotlandUndated ground-floor plan.
Item 2 of 1081945Balbirnie Estate, Broomfield Farm cottage  FifeScotlandBegun by Haxton alone in 1939, completed by partnership.
Item 3 of 1081945Balbirnie Estate, Milldeans Farmhouse  FifeScotlandAlterations to farmhouse and steading - begun by Haxton alone in 1939, continued in partnership.
Item 4 of 1081945Balbirnie Estate, Newton Farm cottagesBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations - begun by Haxton alone in 1939, completed in partnership.
Item 5 of 1081945Balbirnie Estate, Newton Farm, dairyman's cottageBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations - begun by Haxton alone in 1939, completed in partnership.
Item 6 of 1081945Balbirnie Estate, Sandy Brae feuing planKennoway FifeScotlandBegun by Haxton alone in 1931, continued in partnership.
Item 7 of 1081945Bo'ness Picture House, CorbiehallBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotlandReconstruction after fire.
Item 8 of 1081945Burntisland Primary SchoolBurntisland FifeScotlandTemporary school buildings - begun by Haxton alone, completed in partnership, in conjunction with Ministry of Works and Scottish Education Department.
Item 9 of 1081945Denbeath Public SchoolBuckhaven and Methil FifeScotlandTemporary buildings - begun by Haxton alone and completed in partnership, in conjunction with Ministry of Works and Scottish Education Department.
Item 10 of 1081945Kilconquhar HouseKilconquhar FifeScotlandAlterations - begun by Haxton alone in 1930, continued and completed by partnership.
Item 11 of 1081945Kinglassie Public SchoolKinglassie FifeScotlandTemporary buildings - begun by Haxton alone and completed in partnership, in conjunction with Ministry of Works and Scottish Education Department.
Item 12 of 1081945Newton HallKennoway FifeScotlandAlterations - begun by Haxton in 1938, completed in partnership and continued by firm after his retirement.
Item 13 of 1081945Newton Hall Farm cottagesKennoway FifeScotlandAlterations - begun by Haxton alone in 1938, continued in partnership and completed after his retirement.
Item 14 of 1081945Newton Hall Farm, farmhouse, steading, cartshed and granaryKennoway FifeScotlandAlterations to farmhouse - begun by Haxton in 1938, completed in partnership and continued by firm after his retirement.
Item 15 of 1081945Primary SchoolThornton FifeScotlandTemporary school buildings - in conjunction with Ministry of Works and Scottish Education Department (begun by Haxton alone, completed in partnership).
Item 16 of 1081945Proposed cinema, Lumphinnans RoadLochgelly FifeScotlandUnexecuted plans.
Item 17 of 1081945RC SchoolBuckhaven and Methil FifeScotlandTemporary buildings - begin by Haxton alone and completed in partnership, in conjunction with Ministry of Works and Scottish Education Department.
Item 18 of 1081945Social housing for the Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry, unidentified siteElie FifeScotlandBegun by Haxton alone in 1930, completed in partnership.
Item 19 of 1081945Social housing for the Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry, Wadeslea siteElie FifeScotlandBegun by Haxton alone in 1944, completed in partnership.
Item 20 of 1081945Social housing for the Burgh of Leven, Scoonie siteLeven FifeScotlandBegun by Haxton in 1919, completed in partnership
Item 21 of 1081945Social housing, Mountfleurie siteLeven FifeScotlandHousing designs in several stages - begun by Haxton alone in 1936, completed in partnership.
Item 22 of 1081945Wemyss Public SchoolEast Wemyss FifeScotlandTemporary buildings - begun by Haxton alone and completed in partnership, in conjunction with the Ministry of Works and the Scottish Education Department.
Item 23 of 108c. 1945Social housing for the Burgh of CuparCupar FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 108c. 1945Social housing, Glebe siteAnstruther Wester FifeScotland 
Item 25 of 108c. 1945(?)St David's Church HallLower Largo FifeScotlandInternal work - several different phases?
Item 26 of 1081946Balbirnie Estate, 3-5 GatesideBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 27 of 1081946Balbirnie Estate, Coul MainsBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 28 of 1081946Social housing for the Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry, Enfield siteElie and Earlsferry FifeScotlandBegun by Haxton alone, and completed in partnership
Item 29 of 1081946Social housing for the Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry, Woodside siteElie and Earlsferry FifeScotlandBegun by Haxton alone, and completed in partnership
Item 30 of 1081947Balbirnie Estate, Balfarg Farmhouse and SteadingBalfarg FifeScotlandAlterations to farmhouse and new septic tank, cow court, silage pit, and bull pens.
Item 31 of 1081947Balbirnie House, including walled garden and stablesMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations to chauffeur's and gardener's house, and proposed new cloakroom for gardens.
Item 32 of 1081948Balbirnie Estate, 1-3 Balfarg Farm CottagesBalfarg FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations.
Item 33 of 1081948Leslie Town HallLeslie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 34 of 1081949Cameron HouseWindygates FifeScotlandNew laboratories, and conversion of bacteriology laboratory to form 24-bed ward unit.
Item 35 of 1081949Cinema, KennowayKennoway FifeScotland 
Item 36 of 1081950Balbirnie Estate, 1 GatesideBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 37 of 1081950Balbirnie Estate, 2 GatesideBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 38 of 1081950Balbirnie Estate, Kirkforthar Feus, cottages at west endFreuchie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 39 of 1081950Coul FarmhouseBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 40 of 1081950King George V Memorial Sports GroundLeven FifeScotlandPublic conveniences and pavilion.
Item 41 of 1081950Randolph Wemyss Memorial HospitalDenbeath/Methil FifeScotlandAddition of kitchen, pantry, service passage and nurses' bathroom; extension to fuel store.
Item 42 of 1081950Reform Co-operative Society premises, 44 Montrave CrescentLeven FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations.
Item 43 of 1081950Social housing for the Burgh of Leven, Broom siteLeven FifeScotlandjointly with L.A. Rolland
Item 44 of 108c. 1950Hilton of Kirkforthar Farmhouse and SteadingFreuchie FifeScotlandAlterations to farmhouse and cottages, including septic tank.
Item 45 of 108195113 Stob Cross RoadMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 46 of 1081951Backfield of Pitcairn, farm cottageLeslie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 47 of 1081951Balbirnie Burns West CottageBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 48 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, 6 GatesideBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 49 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, 7 GatesideBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 50 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Bandon Farm cottagesBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 51 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Cessfords CottageBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 52 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, cottage at NorthallMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 53 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, cottage at West MarkinchMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 54 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Keeper's CottageBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 55 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Kirkforthar Farm cottageFreuchie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 56 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Lochmuir, keeper's cottageBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 57 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Pitcairn Farmhouse and SteadingBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations to farmhouse.
Item 58 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Pittillock Farm cottagesBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 59 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Pyeston Farm CottagesBalbirnie FifeScotlandNew two- and three-room cottages.
Item 60 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Pyeston Farmhuse and SteadingBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 61 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Star CottagesStar, Markinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 62 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, Treaton Farm, cottages  FifeScotlandAlterations to cottages and new four-roomed house.
Item 63 of 1081951Balbirnie Estate, West Mill CottagesBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 64 of 1081951Balbirnie House, East LodgeMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 65 of 1081951Balbirnie House, including walled garden and stablesMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations and additions to stables, including new flats.
Item 66 of 1081951Balbirnie House, kennels bothyMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 67 of 1081951Balbirnie House, North LodgeMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 68 of 1081951Balbirnie Mains FarmsteadMarkinch/Balbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 69 of 1081951Balbirnie Mains, cottage    Alterations.
Item 70 of 1081951Cottages, 4 and 5 Stob Cross RoadMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 71 of 1081951Newton Hall, gardener's cottageKennoway FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 72 of 1081951Newton Hall, keeper's cottageKennoway FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 73 of 1081952Balbirnie Estate, Kingsmill Farm, cot houses  FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 74 of 1081952Balbirnie Estate, Kingsmill House  FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 75 of 1081952Balbirnie Estate, Purin Farm, cottageBalbirnie FifeScotland 
Item 76 of 1081952Balbirnie Estate, Purin FarmhouseBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 77 of 1081952BunessanBalfarg FifeScotland 
Item 78 of 1081952Kilconquhar Estate, Balbuthie FarmKilconquhar FifeScotlandReconstruction after fire (with Redpath Brown & Co as engineers).
Item 79 of 1081952Social housing for the Burgh of Leven, Damhead ParkLeven FifeScotlandGallacher Avenue housing - jointly with L A Rolland & Partners.
Item 80 of 1081952Woodburn CottageBalfarg FifeScotland 
Item 81 of 1081953Balbirnie Estate, Rameldry Farmhouse and SteadingBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations to farm buildings.
Item 82 of 1081953Kilconquhar Estate, Balbuthie Farm CottagesKilconquhar FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations.
Item 83 of 1081954Coul Farm cottagesBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 84 of 1081955Balbirnie Estate, Broomfield Farmhouse  FifeScotlandNew farmhouse.
Item 85 of 1081955Balbirnie Estate, Kirkforthar SandpitGlenrothes FifeScotlandSurvey plans.
Item 86 of 1081955Balbirnie Estate, Stovie FarmCoaltown of Balgonie FifeScotlandAlterations including proposed new bathroom.
Item 87 of 108c. 1955Regal CinemaWest Calder MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 88 of 1081956Balbirnie Estate, Kirkforthar Feus, schoolFreuchie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 89 of 1081956Balbirnie Estate, Pittillock Farmhouse and SteadingBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations to granary.
Item 90 of 1081956Balbirnie House, West LodgeMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 91 of 108c. 1956Reform Co-operative Society Premises, Durie StreetLeven FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 92 of 1081957Balbirnie House, South LodgeMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 93 of 1081957Sixteen houses at Leslie (2nd development)  FifeScotland 
Item 94 of 1081959Markinch Free ChurchMarkinch FifeScotlandAdditions to church and hall - new kitchen, cloakrooms and signage.
Item 95 of 1081959Town Council Housing, Westfield RoadCupar FifeScotlandaccepting tender applications per Builder p620 - CHECK role
Item 96 of 1081960Social housing for the Burgh of Leven, Aitken PlaceLeven FifeScotlandTwo phases of work.
Item 97 of 1081962Episcopal ChurchSt Andrews (later, Buckhaven) FifeScotlandNew lighting scheme.
Item 98 of 1081964Housing, Lebanon TerraceCupar FifeScotland 
Item 99 of 1081966Christian Meeting Hall, Sillerhole RoadLeven FifeScotland 
Item 100 of 1081966Kilconquhar Estate, Balbuthie Steading CottageKilconquhar FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 101 of 1081967Sauchenbush ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotlandChurch.
Item 102 of 1081968Kilconquhar Parish ChurchKilconquhar FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations.
Item 103 of 1081968Kilconquhar Parish Church ManseKilconquhar FifeScotlandAlterations to form kitchen and garage.
Item 104 of 1081970Kilconquhar House, stablesKilconquhar FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 105 of 1081971Balbirnie Estate, Pyeston Farm CottagesBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 106 of 1081971Balbirnie Estate, Treaton Farm, cottageBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.
Item 107 of 1081971Balbirnie Estate, Treaton Farm, cottages  FifeScotlandAlterations to old cottar houses and new three-roomed house.
Item 108 of 1081972Balbirnie Estate, Milldeans HouseBalbirnie FifeScotlandAlterations.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 July 1964  p299
Item 2 of 2Fifeshire Advertiser10 February 1923  Obituary of Watson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection Numerous plans and drawings.