Basic Biographical Details

Name: J & J Hall
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1884
Bio Notes: John Hall was the son of John Hall (1817-1892) who in turn was the brother of Robert Hall, a builder in Galashiels. He 'graduated into architecture from practical building'. His father had acted as builder working on projects by David Bryce, Peddie & Kinnear, Hay & Henderson and John Starforth.

John Hall Junior became an architect sometime before 1884, the firm name being J & J Hall before that year, and was architect to the Education Committee of Roxburgh from 1919, modernising many of the older schools in the county. The firm also continued in general practice, with an output of banks, factories, hospitals, public buildings, baths, theatres and domestic work.

John Hall died on 13 July 1933. The practice was continued by his son John Campbell Hall, who had served his apprenticeship there from 1909 to 1914 or 1915 and had been taken into partnership on his return from war service in 1919. John Campbell Hall was still alive in 1936 and the practice continued into the 1960s when the firm held the post of Selkirk County Architects.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ladhope Vale, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1930After 1964 

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 8William Brown Whitie18841889Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8John HallBefore 18841892Partner 
Item 3 of 8John HallBefore 18841933Partner 
Item 4 of 8John Campbell Hall19091914 or 1915Apprentice 
Item 5 of 8John Campbell Hall1919 Partner 
Item 6 of 8John Buchan HallOctober 19311 October 1935Apprentice 
Item 7 of 8James ElderBefore 1947 Assistant 
Item 8 of 8John Buchan Hall1965 Partner 

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 49 Douglas HotelGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 49 Parochial Board OfficesGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 491888Galashiels Co-operative Store Company BuildingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 49After 1890(?)MaplehurstGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 491894Public School and schoolhouseGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandRear extension to schoolhouse
Item 6 of 491897Block of buildings to rear of Co-operative StoreSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 491898Wemyss VillaPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 8 of 491906Continental chocolate Factory for Messrs SchultzPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 491908OakleaGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandConversion of villa to school
Item 10 of 491908Technical CollegeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 491910Forest MillSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandWest extension
Item 12 of 491910Knowepark School, SelkirkSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 13 of 49c. 1920Tweed Road development for Galashiels Town CouncilGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 14 of 491923Royal Bank of Scotland, Galashiels BranchGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 15 of 491924Galashiels Savings BankGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 491924Sanderson HospitalGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandLarge additions? Rebuilding?
Item 17 of 49192520 Houses in five blocks. Glendinning TerraceGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 491925Four Blocks of HousesGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 19 of 49192920 Houses, Wood StreetGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 491929Fruit Warehouse, Shops and OfficesDumfries Dumfriesshire  
Item 21 of 491929Galashiels Cottage Hospital, Nurses' HomeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 491931Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandHousing for hospital staff
Item 23 of 491936Glendinning Terrace Primary SchoolGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandMain part of building
Item 24 of 491936Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandHousing for hospital staff
Item 25 of 491936St Peter's SchoolGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 26 of 491936Two-storey housingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 27 of 491939OakleaGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandLibrary hall and primary department added
Item 28 of 491940Millbank LodgeAyton BerwickshireScotlandAlterations
Item 29 of 491952High School, Gala PoliciesSelkirk  ScotlandPlans prepared for new school
Item 30 of 491965College of Further EducationGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 31 of 491965Ladykirk estate, multi-purpose sheds, farm cottages and estate workLadykirk BerwickshireScotland 
Item 32 of 491966Purves HallGreenlaw BerwickshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 33 of 491967LodgeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 34 of 491967Oakwood LodgeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 35 of 491967Police HeadquartersHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 36 of 491967Primary School, Easter LangleeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 37 of 491967Village housing scheme (20 units)Clovenfords SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 38 of 491968Abattoir and administrative officesGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 39 of 491968Electronics and general purposes factorySelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 40 of 491968Regional Fire StationGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandBegun
Item 41 of 491969Gala Rugby Football Club, NetherdaleGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandExtensions
Item 42 of 491969Two social clubsGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandExtensions
Item 43 of 491970Electronics and general purposes factoryGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 44 of 491970Exacta Circuits FactorySelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 45 of 491970Telephone exchangeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandIst phase- cost 90,000
Item 46 of 491971Andrew Ford HousingColdstream BerwickshireScotland 
Item 47 of 491972Factory premises for the Tweeddale PressHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 48 of 491974Factory for Gala Process EngraversGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 49 of 491974Fire StationEyemouth BerwickshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder11 April 1952  p573
Item 2 of 3RIAS Quarterly1933WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary of John Hall - p43
Item 3 of 3RIAS QuarterlyFebruary 1947no 67Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary of W B Whitie