Basic Biographical Details

Name: George James Miller
Designation: Architect
Born: Between 1902 and 3
Died: 14 May 1940
Bio Notes: George James Miller was the only son of Glasgow architect James Miller and his wife Emelina Henrietta Crichton. He was educated at Fettes College and at St John's College, Cambridge as well as in his father's office and at the Royal Technical College of Glasgow. Around 1932 he obtained a place in Sir Herbert Baker's office for experience, returning c.1936 to take a hand in the design work in his father's practice with the chief assistant, James Carruthers Walker. The practice then became James Miller & Son.

George J Miller died, aged 37, on 14 May 1940 after a brief illness. His father thereafter saw no point in continuing to practise and retired in December at the age of eighty. The practice was continued by John Wellwood Manson from George A Boswell's office under the name of Miller & Manson, Walker remaining only briefly as he too was nearing retirement.

George James Miller was survived by his wife, Margaret Isobel Kincaid, a daughter of James S Kincaid of John G Kincaid and Company Limited of Greenock. The funeral, on 17 May 1940 was held at Hillfoot Cemetery, Glasgow

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 215, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 19361940 
Item 2 of 23, Kirklee Terrace, Glasgow W2, ScotlandPrivate1940 Obituary

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 3James MillerAfter 1913Before 1932Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Herbert Bakerc. 1932c. 1934Assistant 
Item 3 of 3James Miller & Sonc. 19361940Partner 

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 281930Houses, Craigleith  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 281935Fettes CollegeComely Bank EdinburghScotlandPlans for proposed new chapel - not built
Item 3 of 281935St Nicholas ChurchCardonald GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 281936BBC Broadcasting House  BelfastNorthern Ireland 
Item 5 of 281936Canniesburn Hospital and Convalescent HomeBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 281936House, 30 (or 32) Old Kirk RoadCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 281936Medical School for WomenKelvinside GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 8 of 281936Two pairs of Semi Detached Houses, East Craigs  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 281936Wigtown LodgeGarliestown WigtownshireScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 28c. 1936Michael Nairn & Co Office Block and factoryKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 281937AnnandaleBearsden GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 281937BalnagarrowCramond EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 281937BannochlieBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations and potting shed
Item 14 of 281937Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Nurses' Home  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 281937Greenock Ear, Nose and Throat HospitalGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 281937SMT Garage  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 281937The New Locarno, Saucheihall Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 18 of 281938Almond Lodge  EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 281938Gilbert Bain HospitalLerwickMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 20 of 281938Glasgow Empire Exhibition, RSAC, AA and Messrs Beatties Bakeries Ltd StandsBellahouston GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 281938Glasgow Empire Exhibition, South African PavilionBellahouston GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 281938Premises for Shanks & Co, 189 West George Street  GlasgowScotlandProposed alterations
Item 23 of 2819397 Calderwood Road for Millers Timber Trust Co LtdNewlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 281939Eastwood ParkGiffnock RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations for wine cellar
Item 25 of 281939House Types A and BWesterglen  Scotland 
Item 26 of 281939Killearn Emergency HospitalKillearn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 27 of 281939Killearn HouseKillearn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 28 of 281940Gleneagles HotelGleneagles PerthshireScotlandConversion to emergency hospital


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Herald16 May 1940  p1 - death notice BMD. p7 - obituary