Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Campbell Hall
Designation: Architect
Born: 25 November 1888
Died: 18 July 1965
Bio Notes: John Campbell Hall was born on 25 November 1888, the son of the architect John Hall and his wife Mary Palisair. He served his apprenticeship in his father's Galashiels firm of J & J Hall, attending classes at the South of Scotland Central Technical College. He served in the First World War and on his return in 1919 was taken into partnership in the family firm, his father being appointed Architect to the Education Committee of Roxburgh in the same year. John Campbell continued the practice after his father's death on 13 July 1933. He was admitted LRIBA in early 1933, his proposers being James Davidson Cairns, William Brown Whitie and Alexander Lorne Campbell.

He died on 18 July 1965 at Galashiels Hospital. The practice was subsequently run by his son, John Buchan Hall. His wife Mary Breecs (?) had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Ladhope Vale, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19301930 or after 1931(?) 
Item 2 of 2Eldersyde, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandPrivate1932 *  

* 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 2J & J Hall19091914 or 1915Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2J & J Hall1919 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Davidson CairnsEarly 1933for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Lorne CampbellEarly 1933for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William Brown WhitieEarly 1933for Licentiateship

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 17 Douglas HotelGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandDate unknown - but may be invloved if after 1919
Item 2 of 17c. 1920Tweed Road development for Galashiels Town CouncilGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 171923Royal Bank of Scotland, Galashiels BranchGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 4 of 171924Galashiels Savings BankGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 171924Sanderson HospitalGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandLarge additions? Rebuilding?
Item 6 of 17192520 Houses in five blocks. Glendinning TerraceGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 171925Four Blocks of HousesGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 17192920 Houses, Wood StreetGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 171929Fruit Warehouse, Shops and OfficesDumfries Dumfriesshire  
Item 10 of 171929Galashiels Cottage Hospital, Nurses' HomeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 171931Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandHousing for hospital staff
Item 12 of 171936Glendinning Terrace Primary SchoolGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandMain part of building
Item 13 of 171936Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandHousing for hospital staff
Item 14 of 171936St Peter's SchoolGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 15 of 171936Two-storey housingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 171937Redevelopment in Magdala TerraceGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 171939OakleaGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandLibrary hall and primary department added - Joihn Campbell Hall may have still been involved in firm at this date


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4236 (combined box 3)