Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Fraser Matthew
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 July 1875
Died: 31 January 1955
Bio Notes: John Fraser Matthew was born on 2 July 1875, the son of Thomas Matthew, a military tailor in Queen Street, Edinburgh whose family came from Kettle in Fife. In the words of his son Stuart, he 'early acquired his fascination with army uniforms, badges and ceremonials never ceasing to attend army parades throughout his life'. His mother was Mary Hill Simpson.

Matthew was educated at James Gillespie's School where he won a prize for drawing. On leaving school he found employment in Stevenson's bookshop on the Mound, with occasional employment as a page in the retinue of the Marquis of Linlithgow. When calling at the home of another page to collect the rent in May 1893 Robert Lorimer's sister Louise spotted on the mantelpiece a model of Holyrood made by Matthew and took it home to show her brother. Within twenty-four hours Stevenson had been given a week's wages in lieu of notice and Matthew had become Lorimer's first apprentice: according to Pilkington Jackson, Lorimer 'instantly sensed in Matthew's drawings and personality an affinity with his own taste and outlook'. Matthew studied at the School of Applied Arts, Edinburgh University and at Heriot-Watt College, and completed his apprenticeship in 1897. Because of a cash-flow problem at the time he did not get the £15 due to him but in rapid succession he became improver, assistant and c.1899 office manager with James Smith Richardson, Reginald Fairlie, Ramsay Traquair and Percy Erskine Nobbs working under him. As a volunteer Matthew was called up in 1900 for the South African War and spent fifteen months on half pay from Lorimer (£40: his pay appears to have been £80 p.a. at that point) as a sergeant with the Royal Scots. He returned in May 1901(in Lorimer's words) 'twice the man physically he was when he went …a very useful sort of man'.

On 3 April 1902, when Matthew married Annie Broadfoot Hogg, his salary was three guineas a week. They set up house at Colinton in one of the Rustic Cottages Lorimer had built for Galletly. Matthew gave up all his outside interests to concentrate solely on Lorimer's practice in a role that he was later (RIBA Nomination Papers 1931), to describe as an unofficial partner in 1908 and by 1910 he was allowed to have a small independent practice of his own to augment his salary as office manager. The outbreak of the 1914-19 War saw Matthew on active service as a major in The Royal Corps of Signals and he was twice mentioned in dispatches. Although Lorimer had been able to buy Gibliston in 1915, by 1917 the office was closed for nearly a year from want of work; but by the time that Matthew returned at the end of 1918 the practice was already busy with war memorials and Matthew was concluding that the practice would 'need a huge staff - costing thousands a year to undertake the work'.

In 1920 Matthew bought a house in Minto Street towards the purchase of which Lorimer provided £650. Known since his Boer War days as 'The Military Man' his main tasks in the office were the estimating, keeping everyone at work and maintaining the peace, particularly in respect of salary in arrears and unpaid overtime.

As the office secretary, Margaret Brown recalled to Peter Savage: 'He'd talk all day to the apprentices, anyone. You had to shut him up at times. Then he'd go home to his house in Minto Street and retire to his basement room to do the work he hadn't done during the day. He also got on very well with the craftsmen.' Nevertheless, Alfred Lochhead, his chief draughtsman from 1920 and Harry Hubbard, who succeeded him, both saw him as extremely hard working, the latter observing that he was 'a man who combined a love of a joke with a keen sense of the ridiculous, and perhaps this pawkiness tended to conceal from some the brilliance of the real man. He was a fine draughtsman but we had regrettably few opportunities of appreciating this because he devoted so much of his time to running the business side of the practice - a task which he tackled with outstanding ability and a real flair for organisation. 'J F' worked hard - just how hard we in the office, enjoying his pleasant easy going company, hardly realised; but many a sketch design went home with him and was worked at in the small hours.'

In 1926 Matthew persuaded Lorimer to give him a partnership which was formalised in January 1927. But towards the end of the former year Matthew suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of the stresses of the Scottish National War Memorial project which had brought about a series of migraines, and never fully recovered. Nevertheless he almost wholly responsible for the University's King's Buildings, commissioned in 1927-29 and when Lorimer died in September of the latter year he became sole partner, the purchase of Lorimer's interest from Lady Lorimer, causing him some financial hardship. When Hew Lorimer, an architectural student at Edinburgh College of Art, applied for admission to his father's firm he was told that 'Your father and I had no such arrangement' and that he had his own sons to think of. Although some years later he told George Hay that 'he'd had enough of Lorimer' and that 'one Lorimer was enough for a life-time', by the end of the King's Buildings commission the office was seriously short of work and Harry Hubbard who had succeeded Lochhead as chief assistant had to be paid off. By that date his eldest son Robert, born 1906, was chiefly engaged on bursary research projects and assisting only occasionally. After the Lothian House commission was lost to Stewart Kaye, Robert, a year older than Hew, though it better to join the Scottish office, having secured the post of assistant architect with the Department of Health for Scotland against stiff competition in 1936.

John Fraser Matthew was admitted LRIBA in mid-1931, his proposers being John Begg, Frank Charles Mears and Robert Stirling Reid; and shortly afterwards, in November the same year, the RIBA Council elected him as a Fellow.

When Robert Hogg Matthew returned to Edinburgh as Professor of Architecture in 1953 he founded his own practice, separate from his father's. Matthew was by then semi-retired, assisted by the youngest of his three sons, Stuart Russell Matthew, born 1912. Stuart was educated at the Edinburgh Institution and at the Royal College of Art in London, and shared his father's interest in fine craftsmanship, much of his practice being concerned with small-scale armorial work. He was taken into partnership in January 1946.

In 1950 John Fraser Matthew had a second breakdown and for a short time the partnership with Stuart was dissolved, Stuart merging his practice with that of David Carr, the office being within Stuart Matthew's house at 14 Lynedoch Place.

John Fraser Matthew finally retired in 1951, his practice being wound up by his son Stuart. He died on 31 January 1955, by which date he had moved from Minto Street to South Queensferry. The partnership of Carr & Matthew was closed in 1959 when David Carr set up his own practice at 43 Manor Place and thereafter Stuart's practice ebbed away because of his poor health. His main business in the 1960s comprised projects farmed out by his brother Robert and small-scale work on Matthew family properties. In his later years Stuart's interests became more varied, the deaf, teaching music and by the late 1960s running large antique shop from a property he owned in Belford Road, for a time in partnership with Nigel Coates. His last important undertaking was a book, 'The Knights and the Chapel of the Thistle', published in 1988. He died on 13 May 1996, leaving estate of £1,743 5s 9d; his brother Robert had died much earlier, on 21 June 1975.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 8Glenavon, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness 31 January 1955Place of death
Item 2 of 85, Rustic Cottages, Colinton, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19021905 
Item 3 of 822, Glenorchy Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1908  
Item 4 of 830, Mayfield Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19091914 
Item 5 of 817, Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19131939 or after 1940 
Item 6 of 831, Dick Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19141920 
Item 7 of 843, Minto Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1920After 1950 
Item 8 of 88, West Mayfield, West Lothian, ScotlandPrivateAfter 193131 January 1955Check

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 4(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerMay 18931897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer1897c. 1908AssistantImprover, assistant, then office manager, before becoming unofficial partner
Item 3 of 4(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimerc. 1908January 1927PartnerUnofficial partner
Item 4 of 4Lorimer & MatthewJanuary 19271952Partner 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4John BeggMid 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4(Sir) Frank Charles MearsMid 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 4Robert Stirling ReidMid 1931for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 4RIBA Council5 November 1931for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 13William Gordon Dey2 December 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 13Horace Arthur Rendel Govan2 December 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 13George Hay8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 4 of 13Andrew Stewart Hood2 December 1935for Associateship
Item 5 of 13Alexander Whitelaw Jardine6 December 1936for Associateship
Item 6 of 13George Alexander Lyall9 February 1937for Associateship
Item 7 of 13Benjamin Murray Manson18 July 1938for Associateship
Item 8 of 13Robert Scott Morton3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 9 of 13Alan Reiach3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 10 of 13William Leslie Roworth3 April 1939for Associateship
Item 11 of 13James Lees Somerville6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 12 of 13Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)21 June 1937for Fellowship
Item 13 of 13William Malcolm Wilson5 March 1934For Associateship

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 211 Newington House  EdinburghScotlandMay be involved?
Item 2 of 211After 1897Cottage at MethilMethil FifeScotlandResponsible for drawings whilst in the office of Robert Stodart Lorimer
Item 3 of 211After 1900Physics Laboratory, Dundee High School  DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 2111905House for Mr RossStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotlandAs assistant and prospective partner to Lorimer
Item 5 of 2111906The Loan, Gate Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant and prospective partner to Lorimer
Item 6 of 2111906Villa, Goathill CrescentStornowayLewisRoss & CromartyScotland 
Item 7 of 2111907DunalistairColinton EdinburghScotlandLodge
Item 8 of 211After 1907Ayton HouseGlenfarg PerthshireScotlandAlterations and partial demolition
Item 9 of 211After 1907Rhu-na-HavenAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work - Lorimer and Matthew in partnership, but possibly prior to change of practice title
Item 10 of 2111908St Cuthbert's Episcopal ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandVestry added
Item 11 of 2111912Portobello Old Town HallPortobello EdinburghScotlandConversion of town hall into cinema, in partnership with Lorimer prior to change of practice title
Item 12 of 21119138 Picardy Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions - Matthew in private practice? Or as assistant ?
Item 13 of 2111913RC Church and presbyteryOxford OxfordshireEngland 
Item 14 of 211c. 1915Dalness, memorial to Sir Schomberg Kerr McDonnellDalness ArgyllScotlandIn partnership with Lorimer prior to change of practice title to Lorimer & Matthew
Item 15 of 2111917St James Episcopal ChurchCupar FifeScotlandAltar table, reredos, rood screen and wall panelling
Item 16 of 211c. September 1920Ashley HouseRatho MidlothianScotlandPlans for additions and alterations - not executed?
Item 17 of 211c. 1920HousesCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandMatthew responsible - in independent practice?
Item 18 of 2111922107-108 Princes Street  EdinburghScotlandRemodelling - delegated to Matthew by Lorimer
Item 19 of 2111922CastlemainsDouglas LanarkshireScotlandNew north wing, stables and factor's house
Item 20 of 2111923Double bungalow, Cairnmuir RoadCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandMainly Matthew - in private practice?
Item 21 of 2111923Paisley AbbeyPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandRestoration of choir vault, tower and interior woodwork, completing restoration begun by P Macgregor Chalmers
Item 22 of 2111924Double villa, Belgrave Road  EdinburghScotlandMatthew as assistant or in private practice?
Item 23 of 211After 1924University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Chemistry Building  EdinburghScotlandResponsible for completion, whilst a partner of Lorimer but prior to change of practice title to Lorimer & Matthew
Item 24 of 2111925Double villa, Gordon RoadCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandMatthew as assistant or in private practice?
Item 25 of 2111925SchoolAlloway AyrshireScotlandRemodelling of school to form Alloway Public Halls
Item 26 of 211c. 19255 Drumsheugh Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 27 of 211c. 1925Double villa, Gordon Road  EdinburghScotlandMatthew as assistant or in private practice?
Item 28 of 211c. 1925St Giles Cathedral, Dempster Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 211c. 1925Union Bank of Scotland, Marchmont Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 2111926Carmurie HouseElie FifeScotlandExtensive additions and alterations
Item 31 of 2111926St John's Episcopal Church  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to churchyard because of road widening - in partnership with Lorimer prior to change of practice title to Lorimer & Matthew
Item 32 of 211192723 Lauder Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? Conversion?
Item 33 of 21119277 Melville Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 34 of 21119279 Tipperlin Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 35 of 2111927Auchentroig HouseDrymen StirlingshireScotlandAlterations
Item 36 of 2111927Baxter Incorporation Granary  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and furnishings
Item 37 of 2111927Darnaway Castle  MorayshireScotlandNorth gate wo walled garden
Item 38 of 2111927Double villa at Shawmoss Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 2111927Giggleswick sundialGiggleswick YorkshireEngland 
Item 40 of 2111927Glencruitten HouseOban ArgyllScotlandLibrary wing
Item 41 of 2111927House for exhibition, Olympia, London   Scotland 
Item 42 of 2111927Loretto School, Holme HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations and additions (begun by Lorimer before partnership)
Item 43 of 2111927St Cuthbert's Church HallGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 44 of 2111927St Giles Cathedral, screen and reredos  EdinburghScotland 
Item 45 of 2111927St Giles Cathedral, Shrine of Youth  EdinburghScotlandFurnishings
Item 46 of 2111927St Peter's RC ChurchMorningside EdinburghScotlandCompletion
Item 47 of 2111927Stowe School ChapelStowe BuckinghamshireEnglandWon competition to secure job. New chapel and all internal woodwork reusing columns of temple by Kent and some fittings from chapel within house
Item 48 of 2111927University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Animal Breeding Research Department  EdinburghScotland 
Item 49 of 2111927University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of ZoologyMayfield EdinburghScotlandMainly responsible
Item 50 of 2111927University of Edinburgh, Women Students Union  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 51 of 211c. 1927Loretto School, Loretto VillaMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandInternal alterations. Also new classrooms, sciemce block and laboratory, entrance gates
Item 52 of 211c. 1927St Giles Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandNew vestries
Item 53 of 211c. 1927Union Bank of Scotland, Mosspark BranchMosspark GlasgowScotland 
Item 54 of 211192843 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 55 of 2111928Cothelstone House, BonnyriggLasswade MidlothianScotland 
Item 56 of 2111928House, Greenhill Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 57 of 2111928Kinfauns Castle, DairyKinfauns PerthshireScotland 
Item 58 of 2111928Loretto School, Fairman's LandMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations to form tuckshop
Item 59 of 2111928Loretto School, LewisvilleMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 60 of 2111928Merchiston Castle School, Chalmers Boarding House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 61 of 2111928Merchiston Castle School, Rogerson Boarding House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 62 of 2111928PittendreichLasswade MidlothianScotlandInterior alterations (chimneypieces and overmantles) and perhaps south lodge
Item 63 of 2111928St John's ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandRestoration to single church as memorial to men of Perthshire who had fallen in War. Re-furnishing.
Item 64 of 2111928St Margaret's ChurchKnightswood GlasgowScotlandFinished posthumously by Matthew from Lorimer's designs - as assistant
Item 65 of 2111928Touch House  StirlingshireScotlandAlterations, lodge and gates (also bridge and wash house)
Item 66 of 2111928University of St Andrews, Chapel of St SalvatorSt Andrews FifeScotlandUnexecuted proposals for refurbishment, including knocking down internal walls separating vestry and storeroom from main body of chapel and erecting wooden screen in their place
Item 67 of 211c. 1928Edinburgh Free Library  EdinburghScotlandBook stands
Item 68 of 211c. 1928Memorial panel to Sir William Grant Macpherson     
Item 69 of 21119299 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 70 of 2111929Aberdalgie and Dupplin Parish ChurchAberdalgie PerthshireScotlandCompletely remodelled internally and bellcote
Item 71 of 2111929BraidwoodCarluke LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 72 of 2111929Edinburgh Castle, gatehouse  EdinburghScotlandModifications including canopied niches with statues to Wallace & Bruce
Item 73 of 2111929University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of Mechanical Engineering  EdinburghScotland 
Item 74 of 2111929University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Geology Department  EdinburghScotland 
Item 75 of 2111929Urquhart Parish ChurchUrquhart MorayshireScotlandSurvey plans drawn
Item 76 of 2111929Villa, 11 Tipperlin Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 77 of 2111929Warriston Crematorium  EdinburghScotlandConverted from East Warriston House
Item 78 of 2113 July 1929Scottish Office buildingsCalton Hill EdinburghScotlandUnexecuted proposals for new building (drawings dated)
Item 79 of 211c. 1929Carlisle Cathedral, new gates and railingsCarlisle CumberlandEngland 
Item 80 of 211c. 1929Memorial panel to Andrew S C Gilchrist   Scotland 
Item 81 of 2111930Applegarth Churchyard, memorial panelApplegarth/Applegarthtown DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 82 of 2111930Black BaronyEddleston PeeblesshireScotlandSurvey plans prior to alterations? Alterations consisted of flat-roofed extension to west front.
Item 83 of 2111930Commercial Bank of Scotland, Head Office  EdinburghScotlandFurniture designs
Item 84 of 2111930Memorial panelApplegarth DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 85 of 2111930Royal Blind Asylum  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations.
Item 86 of 2111930St Mary's Church, Middleton MemorialMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 87 of 2111930Union Bank of Scotland, Piershill Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 88 of 211November 1930St Giles Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandSir John Findlay Memorial Screen, Dean's Chair/minister's chair, and kneeler for Moray Aisle
Item 89 of 211c. 1930Dunipace CottageLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 90 of 211c. 1930Govan Old Parish ChurchGovan GlasgowScotlandDesign for organ stool
Item 91 of 211c. 1930Hampton Lovett Church, Westwood Estate vault, Doverdale MemorialDroitwich WorcestershireEngland 
Item 92 of 211c. 1930House for John BaxterSymington LanarkshireScotland 
Item 93 of 211c. 1930Kinfauns Parish ChurchKinfauns PerthshireScotlandMemorial to William Duncan
Item 94 of 211c. 1930Memorial to William Stewart and his wife Margaret Robertson     
Item 95 of 211c. 1930Nobbs tombstoneHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 96 of 211c. 1930Pinkie HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAdditions? Also built Seton House and Hope House - earlier work by Lorimer & Matthew and later by Carr & Matthew
Item 97 of 211c. 1930St Hilda's CottageLiberton EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 98 of 211c. 1930Union Bank of Scotland, Granton Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 99 of 211c. 1930Union Bank of Scotland, Portobello Barnch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 100 of 2111931129 Princes Street  EdinburghScotlandPlans for conversion to bank premises
Item 101 of 2111931Aberlady Church, memorial to Francis Wemyss Charteris Douglas 9th Earl of WemyssAberlady East LothianScotland 
Item 102 of 2111931Bankhead Farm Cottages   ScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 103 of 2111931Dunbar Parish ChurchDunbar East LothianScotlandFurnishings - chair, memorial panel, pulpit and canopy
Item 104 of 2111931Earl Haig Memorial HomesSaughton EdinburghScotlandOriginal buildings and later alterations
Item 105 of 2111931Edinburgh Dispensary, memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 106 of 2111931Kinbuck Parish ChurchKinbuck Perthshire/StirlingshireScotlandCommunion table, chancel screen and furnishings
Item 107 of 2111931Loretto School, War memorialMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 108 of 2111931MemorialLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 109 of 2111931Orkie Farm CottagesOrkie FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 110 of 2111931Rosebank Cemetery, Warrack MemorialPilrig EdinburghScotland 
Item 111 of 2111931Schaw-Millar Memorial    Designs for adding name to existing memorial
Item 112 of 2111931St Columba's Episcopal Church and rectoryCrieff PerthshireScotlandChancel screen and furnishings
Item 113 of 2111931St John's Episcopal ChurchSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandCarving on entrance door
Item 114 of 2111931Union Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 115 of 2111931Union Bank of Scotland, Bruntsfield Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 116 of 2111931Wood Memorial Free ChurchElie FifeScotlandChancel and pulpit
Item 117 of 211Before 1931Dunblane CathedralDunblane PerthshireScotlandAlterations, including seating and light fittings in nave
Item 118 of 211Before 1931St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Walpole Memorial Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 119 of 211c. 193118 Ravelston Park  EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 120 of 2111932Granton and Wardie Free ChurchInverleith EdinburghScotlandVestibule table
Item 121 of 2111932Loretto School, Loretto CottageMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 122 of 2111932Loretto School, new armouryMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 123 of 2111932Loretto School, old armoury and fives courtsMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandConversion into boys' and masters' common rooms
Item 124 of 2111932Nunraw Castle  East LothianScotlandAlterations and new squash court
Item 125 of 211c. 193261-79 Morningside Park  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to 77-79
Item 126 of 2111933Clermiston House  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and garden features (eg fountain)
Item 127 of 2111933Linnwood HallLeven FifeScotlandAlterations including extension for organ
Item 128 of 2111933Lothian House  EdinburghScotlandUnexecuted design (Robert Hogg Matthew responsible) - Proposal for hotel, cinema, garage and shops
Item 129 of 2111933Memorial Cross to Godfrey Mark Palmer   Scotland 
Item 130 of 2111933Raith HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandMemorial cross in burial ground
Item 131 of 2111933Shopping arcade and market, 24-28 Stockwell Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 132 of 2111933St Luke's ChurchKew LondonEnglandChancel screen, cross and table - following Lorimer designs?
Item 133 of 2111933The WheatsheafSaughton EdinburghScotland 
Item 134 of 2111933University of Edinburgh, Department of Anatomy  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 135 of 2111933Villa at North BerwickNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandNew gate
Item 136 of 211c. 1933Hopton Wood, Memorial cross to Norman Mcdonald TeacherDerby DerbyshireEngland 
Item 137 of 211193451-61 Grove Street  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 138 of 21119348 Picardy Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 139 of 2111934Flats, West End Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 140 of 2111934The ShielingBarnton EdinburghScotland 
Item 141 of 211c. 193425 Royal Circus  EdinburghScotlandConversion to flats
Item 142 of 211193518 Riselaw Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 143 of 2111935Carlisle Cathedral, wrought-iron screenCarlisle CumberlandEngland 
Item 144 of 2111935Dean Cemetery, Patrick Fraser TombstoneDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 145 of 2111935Granton Parish Church and hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 146 of 2111935Longforgan Parish Church and churchyardLongforgan PerthshireScotlandPaterson memorial stone
Item 147 of 2111935Loretto School, Drummohr HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandEast Lodge - alterations and additions
Item 148 of 2111935Loretto School, Newfield, scoring boxMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 149 of 2111935Loretto School, Trafalgar HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations to form new sanatorium
Item 150 of 2111935Telephone box design    Competition design ( Not successful)
Item 151 of 211c. 1935Green's Hotel  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 152 of 211c. 1935Huntly Castle memorial to Alma and Margaret PatterssonHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 153 of 211c. 1935Hut at Dumbiedykes  EdinburghScotland 
Item 154 of 211c. 1935Ladywell BreweryMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 155 of 211c. 1935Loretto School, Balcarres HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations and new sanatorium
Item 156 of 211c. 1935Memorial panel to John Duncan Nimmo and his third son Robert Louis Nimmo   Scotland 
Item 157 of 211c. 1935Worcester Secondary Modern SchoolWorcester WorcestershireEngland 
Item 158 of 2111936BriglandsRumbling Bridge Kinross-shireScotlandProposed garages
Item 159 of 2111936Loretto School, Colin Thomson HallMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 160 of 2111936Loretto School, glory holeMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 161 of 2111936St Andrew's ChurchAldershot HampshireEnglandFurther work
Item 162 of 2111936Union Bank of Scotland, Morningside Branch  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 163 of 211After 1936Union Bank of Scotland, Fairmilehead BranchFairmilehead EdinburghScotland 
Item 164 of 211c. 193611 Glencairn Crescent  EdinburghScotlandConversion into flats
Item 165 of 211c. 193619-23 Annandale Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 166 of 211c. 193620 Wester Coates Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 167 of 211c. 1936House at Glenlockhart Bank  EdinburghScotland 
Item 168 of 211c. 1936Union Bank of Scotland, Blackhall Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 169 of 211193713 Merchiston Park  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 170 of 211193738 Palmerston Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 171 of 2111937AuchentrailUpper Largo FifeScotlandAlterations and additions to existing house
Item 172 of 2111937Dulnain Parish ChurchDulnain Bridge Inverness-shireScotlandCommunion table and alterations?
Item 173 of 2111937Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art  DundeeScotlandCompetition entry (unsuccessful)
Item 174 of 2111937George A Clark Town HallPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandDesigns for chairs for Paisley Town Council
Item 175 of 2111937House, Kilgraston Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 176 of 2111937St Giles Cathedral, Chapel of the Order of the Thistle  EdinburghScotlandCommunion table in memory of George V
Item 177 of 2111937University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, King's Buildings House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 178 of 2111937University of Edinburgh, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons  EdinburghScotlandAdditions (including alterations to Hope Park UF Church for Dick Vet )
Item 179 of 211c. 1937Salem Chapel, Hartley-Ashworth MemorialBurnley LancashireEngland 
Item 180 of 211c. 1937Watford Fire StationWatford HertfordshireEnglandWith Alan Reiach
Item 181 of 2111938Auld Brig TavernMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 182 of 2111938Bell's Brewery  EdinburghScotlandConversion for the University to Physical Education Dept
Item 183 of 2111938Bergius Company Ltd  GlasgowScotlandInstallation of lift
Item 184 of 2111938Civic Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne  Newcastle upon TyneEnglandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 185 of 2111938Loretto School, swimming poolMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 186 of 2111938Premises for the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Ltd  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 187 of 2111938St Cuthbert's Co-operative Association Department Store and Dairy  EdinburghScotlandProposed new showrooms
Item 188 of 2111938Stronachullin LodgeArdrishaig ArgyllScotlandGarage and garden cottage
Item 189 of 211193935-39 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandAlterations including façade to George Street with 3-bay corniced extension
Item 190 of 2111939Apperley BridgeBradford YorkshireEnglandAlterations
Item 191 of 2111939Comrie and Strowan Parish Church Hall  PerthshireScotland 
Item 192 of 2111939Galashiels Memorial Burgh BuildingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandCaretaker's house etc
Item 193 of 2111939Western General Hospital, students' hostel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 194 of 211c. 1939Exhibition Halls, Waverley Market  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 195 of 211c. 1939Union Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 196 of 211194012 Succoth Avenue  EdinburghScotlandAir raid shelter and other additions
Item 197 of 211c. 1940Bagshot Park, chapelBagshot SurreyEnglandChapel and furnishings
Item 198 of 211c. 1940Housing estateHarthill West LothianScotlandProposed scheme
Item 199 of 211c. 1940Melville College War memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 200 of 2111944Linburn House and other buildings on siteWilkieston MidlothianScotlandConversion to residental training centre for the blind
Item 201 of 2111944Memorial cross to Robert and Dorothea Mary Jeffrey of Bewlie House  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 202 of 2111945Thistle Foundation scheme with houses, hostel and medical centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 203 of 2111946Warriston Crematorium  EdinburghScotlandSE Cloister
Item 204 of 2111947Rossall School Chapel  LancashireEngland 
Item 205 of 2111948Linburn House Estate, Housing for the BlindWilkieston MidlothianScotland 
Item 206 of 211194943 Minto Street  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision
Item 207 of 211c. 1949Stowe School, War memorialStowe BuckinghamshireEngland 
Item 208 of 2111950Thistle Foundation, Robin Chapel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 209 of 2111954Dodridge Farm cottagesHopetoun West LothianScotlandConversion of two pairs of cottages to form two houses for the Hopetoun Estate
Item 210 of 211c. 1954Royal Blind Asylum  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 211 of 211Before 1955University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Students' Union  EdinburghScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Press 
Item 2 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishing 
Item 4 of 4Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder1 February 1955v188 p261 - obituary of J F Matthew
Item 2 of 5RIBA JournalApril 1955 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp270 - obituary of J F Matthew
Item 3 of 5RIBA Journal1 August 1975 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Robert Hogg Matthew
Item 4 of 5Scotsman3 February 1955  Obituary of J F Matthew
Item 5 of 5Scotsman25 May 1996  Obituary of Stuart R Matthew

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3904 (box 18); F no2945 (box 14)