Basic Biographical Details

Name: Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1936
Ended: 1944(?)
Bio Notes: The partnership of Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson was formed in 1936, the partners being William James Walker Todd (born 1884), David John Chisholm (born 1884) and George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson (born 1905). In that year the partnership of Jamieson & Arnott had been dissolved as a consequence of the enforced retirement of Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson through ill health. That partnership was then less busy than it had been and for reasons not entirely clear James Alexander Arnott left to practise alone. Jamieson's son, George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson then sought a merger with J M Dick Peddie & W J Walker Todd. He brought to Dick Peddie & Walker Todd the Sydney Mitchell & Wilson archive, much of the Jamieson & Arnott archive and those clients who were his father's rather than Arnott's. In addition to the practice title of Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson, letterheads of that time bear the subhead 'incorporating Sydney Mitchell & Wilson' as on the Jamieson & Arnott letterheads. This appears to have been to leave no doubt that the Jamiesons had had the dominant financial interest in the Jamieson & Arnott partnership.

The practice conditions during the Second World War resulted in the merger of the Dick Peddie Todd & Jamieson and the Richardson & McKay practices in 1942, John Ross McKay having secured a lot of war work, perhaps more than he could find staff for. He quickly became the leading partner, particularly so after the death of William James Walker Todd on 29 April 1944, after which the firm continued as Dick Peddie McKay & Jamieson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   

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 10David Alexander Murray19361937Senior Assistant 
Item 2 of 10David John Chisholm19361944(?)Partner 
Item 3 of 10William James Walker Todd19361944Partner 
Item 4 of 10George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson19361944Partner 
Item 5 of 10Thomas Stanley Aitchison KennedyDecember 1936November 1940Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 10John Hardie Gloverc. 1936c. 1936AssistantPractical experience before qualifying
Item 7 of 10Peter Rice Whiston19371938Partner 
Item 8 of 10Henry Alexander Patton19371939Assistant 
Item 9 of 10Robert Edward Thomas Stockdale19381944(?)Assistant 
Item 10 of 10John Ronald BeatonJuly 1938February 1939Assistant 

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 921935217 Colinton Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 921935County BuildingsLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 921935GlenmoreKilmelford ArgyllScotlandReconstruction
Item 4 of 92193632, 34 Melville Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 5 of 9219367 St John's RoadLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 921936British Linen BankLinlithgow West LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 921936British Linen BankKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations to ground floor
Item 8 of 921936British Linen BankCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 921936British Linen BankSouth Morningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 921936Caledonian HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 11 of 921936Drumsheugh Baths  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 921936Edinburgh Royal Lunatic Asylum  EdinburghScotlandFurther work?
Item 13 of 921936Galashiels Liberal ClubGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandRenovation
Item 14 of 921936Gibson Craig Memorial HallCurrie MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 15 of 921936Grey HouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 16 of 921936House for R A Dickson  MidlothianScotland 
Item 17 of 921936House for W M MurphyNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 18 of 921936Housing, Preston CrossPrestonpans East LothianScotland 
Item 19 of 921936KinnairdGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 20 of 921936LindoresBarnton EdinburghScotlandDouble garage
Item 21 of 921936Police Station and housesNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 22 of 921936Premises at the junction of Braid Road and Pentland Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 921936Premises for J Aitchison & Co  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 24 of 921936St Andrew and St Aidan's Episcopal Church  EdinburghScotlandChurch and proposals for hall
Item 25 of 921936St Columba's ChurchBlackhall EdinburghScotlandChancel screen and panelling
Item 26 of 921936St James Episcopal Church HallLeith EdinburghScotlandChisholm mainly responsible
Item 27 of 921936Warehouse for Cowan & Co, West Register Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 28 of 921937218 Easter Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 92193736 Newhaven Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 9219374 Clarendon Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 31 of 92193757 Holyrood Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 92193762 Fountainhall Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 921937Bonded warehouse, 12-14 John's PlaceLeith EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 34 of 921937British Linen BankFairmilehead EdinburghScotland 
Item 35 of 921937CorrievarkieLoch Ericht PerthshireScotlandReinstatement
Item 36 of 921937Gothenburg PubArmadale West LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 37 of 921937Grove Biscuit Factory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 38 of 921937House for D J Owen  EdinburghScotland 
Item 39 of 921937Kinloch Anderson's premises  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 40 of 921937National Commercial BankBanff BanffshireScotlandWith James McCallum
Item 41 of 921937Philp's Cockburn Hotel and other property, 1-29 Cockburn Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 921937Police Headquarters and Sherriff CourtLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 43 of 921937Premises at corner of Fountainbridge and Gardners' Crescent  EdinburghScotland 
Item 44 of 921937Premises for Briggs & Son, asphaltersMurrayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 45 of 921937Rock IbrisNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 46 of 921937Royal BankKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 47 of 921937Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Nurses' HomeMarch Hall EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 48 of 921937Scottish Widows Property  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 49 of 921937Stoneyhill, including lodge and stablesWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotlandProposed houses in the grounds of house
Item 50 of 921937Villa for John FifeCramond EdinburghScotland 
Item 51 of 921937Workers' housingWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 52 of 92193812 Charlotte Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 53 of 921938(?)17 Magdala Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - by Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson or by McKay?
Item 54 of 9219382 Eton Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 55 of 92193821, 23 Marionville Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 56 of 92193830 Dick Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 57 of 92193836 Inverleith Row  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 58 of 921938Bavelaw CastleBalerno MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 59 of 921938Brunton Wire and Wire Ropes buildingMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 60 of 921938Council housingWest Linton PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 61 of 921938Exhibition Halls, Waverley Market  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 62 of 921938Happy Valley Tennis CentreCraiglockhart EdinburghScotland 
Item 63 of 921938Kimmerghame House, and lodgeDuns BerwickshireScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 64 of 921938Nenthorn HouseKelso BerwickshireScotlandAlterations
Item 65 of 921938R & R Clark's Printing Office  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 66 of 921938Ravenscraig MaltingsKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 67 of 921938Royal Bank of ScotlandKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 68 of 921938Royal Bank of ScotlandBalerno MidlothianScotlandCredited to Chisholm in obituary
Item 69 of 921938Scottish Provident Institution  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 70 of 921938Transport Club  EdinburghScotland 
Item 71 of 921938WellwyndTranent East LothianScotland 
Item 72 of 9219392 Henderson Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 73 of 921939Edinburgh Burgess Golfing Society ClubhouseBarnton EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 74 of 921939Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Infirmary  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 75 of 921939Granton Tavern  EdinburghScotland 
Item 76 of 921939Guildford Arms  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 77 of 921939Kilravock LodgeGrange EdinburghScotland 
Item 78 of 921939Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandExtensions
Item 79 of 921939National Bank of ScotlandGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandDesigns produced
Item 80 of 921939Premises for Thomson & Porteous  EdinburghScotland 
Item 81 of 921939St Nicholas Church of ScotlandWester Hailes EdinburghScotlandScheme drawn up
Item 82 of 921939Standard Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandPlans for extension scheme - halted on declaration of war
Item 83 of 921939Territorial Army HQ  EdinburghScotland 
Item 84 of 921939United Free Church Offices  EdinburghScotlandAir raid shelter
Item 85 of 921939Warehouse, Portland PlaceLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 86 of 921939 or 1940Public tenement air raid shelters  Edinburgh?Scotland 
Item 87 of 921940Type G three-apartment flatsPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandTodd responsible
Item 88 of 921941Convent of the Good ShepherdColinton EdinburghScotlandByre
Item 89 of 92c. 19416 Western Terrace, Corstorphine Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to dining room, bathroom and pantry, plus air-raid shelter
Item 90 of 921942British Linen BankKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 91 of 921944Stoneyhill, including lodge and stablesWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations to house
Item 92 of 921948Baddinsgill HouseWest Linton PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Presspp133-4