Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Gordon Jackson
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 May 1881(?)
Died: 12 November 1968(?)
Bio Notes: Thomas Gordon Jackson was born on 20 May 1881, the son of Thomas Cameron Jackson and his wife Theodora Dahl. He was educated at Daniel Stewart's College. He was articled to Cooper & Taylor in Edinburgh in 1897 and attended Heriot-Watt College and The School of Applied Art. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1901 he moved to London where he obtained a place as assistant to Granville Edward Stewart Streatfeild. In 1903 he left for the Westminster firm of Bucknall & Comper, but after two years he returned to Streatfield's office for a further year. In 1905 he spent four months travelling in England and submitted unsuccessfully for the Pugin Studentship. He commenced practice in London in 1907 with an office at 12 Gray's Inn Square. His practice was almost entirely domestic, both in the Home Counties and elsewhere in England, and he was responsible for the 'Daily Mirror' cottage at the Franco-British Exhibition in London in 1908 . He was admitted LRIBA on 8 January 1912, his proposers being another London Scott, James Herbert Belfrage, who had known him since late childhood; and Ernest John Gosling and Francis Thomas Wilberforce both of Gray's Inn Square.

Jackson married Mary Stewart Bain on 04 Jun 1912, daughter of Robert Stewart Bain and Annie Hutchison Cameron. The couple had four daughters and one son. Anne Cameron Gordon Jackson married the church architect Harry Norman Haines.

Jackson died on 12 November 1968 in Chislehurst, Kent.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 312, Gray's Inn Square, London, EnglandBusiness1907After 1914 
Item 2 of 3Newlyn, Rusholme Road, Putney, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 323, Addison Road North, Holland Park, London, EnglandPrivate1914 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Cooper & Taylor18971901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Granville Edward Stewart Streatfeild19011903AssistantReturned as assistant 1906-07
Item 3 of 4Bucknall & Comper19031905Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Granville Edward Stewart Streatfeild1905 or 19061906 or 1907Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Herbert Belfrage8 January 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Francis Thomas Wilberforce Goldsmith8 January 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Ernest John Gosling8 January 1912for Licentiateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Macdonald Colvin8 December 1959For Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Andrew BelseyInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent March 2012
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v22 no1752