Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lennox Dundas Paterson
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 May 1902
Died: 28 January 1984
Bio Notes: Lennox Dundas Paterson was the younger son of Gavin Paterson of Hamilton and his wife Isobel Simpson Brown. Born on 7 May 1902, he was educated at Rossall School, Lancashire and studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture and Royal Technical College from 1924. He was employed as an assistant to his father from 1929. In 1930 at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Christie Rankin, he was a Captain in the 6th Battalion the Cameronians, having been a cadet at Rossall School. He later rose the the rank of Major.

In that same year Lennox Paterson became a partner in his father's firm when the practice title was changed to Gavin Paterson & Son, and sat the quafying exam and was elected ARIBA the following year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, James Lochhead and Alexander Cullen, junior. He was admitted FRIBA on 6 February 1939, his proposers being Alexander Cullen, Thomas Harold Hughes and William James Smith. The practice was closed in 1979 (though there is still an entry for it in the RIBA directory of 1981. Paterson died on 28 January 1984 at Law hospital, Carluke. His wife Elizabeth Christine Rankin had predeceased him. At the time of his death he was living at 3 Auchingramont Road, Hamilton. The records of the practice are preserved in Hamilton Public Library.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 33, Auchingramont Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness 1984 
Item 2 of 36, Cadzow Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1929After 1950 
Item 3 of 3Glengarry, Auchingramont Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1939 *  

* 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 2Gavin Paterson19291930Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Gavin Paterson & Son1930After 1975Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Alexander Cullen (junior)Late 1931For Associateship
Item 2 of 6Alexander Cullen (junior)6 February 1939for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Thomas Harold HughesLate 1931For Associateship
Item 4 of 6Thomas Harold Hughes6 February 1939for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6James LochheadLate 1931For Associateship
Item 6 of 6(Professor) William James Smith6 February 1939for Fellowship

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 47 Burnbank Co-operative Society, Branch no 2Burnbank LanarkshireScotlandMay have been involved depending on date
Item 2 of 47 Cadzow BuildingsHamilton LanarkshireScotlandNo date - proposed alterations - may be inolved depending on date
Item 3 of 47 Camnethan Street SchoolStonehouse LanarkshireScotlandNew buildings and alterations to old buildings - may be involved if after 1930
Item 4 of 47 Colvilles Ltd, apprentice training centreMossend LanarkshireScotlandDate not certain so may or may not be involved
Item 5 of 47 Plaza CinemaBurnbank LanarkshireScotlandProposed new balcony and technical enclosure - no date
Item 6 of 47 Premises of Archibald FisherHamilton LanarkshireScotlandNo date - proposed alterations for storage and workshop
Item 7 of 47 Premises, 10 Cadzow StreetHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProposed alterations to back premises - may be involved depending on date
Item 8 of 47 Works of John TainshHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProposed alterations on works - no date
Item 9 of 471930sCemeteryBlantyre LanarkshireScotlandExtension
Item 10 of 471930200 houses for Burgh of HamiltonHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 471930Bacon factoryHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 12 of 471930Country houseEaglesham RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 471930Grandstand and Ground Scheme, Motherwell Football ClubMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 14 of 471931Public houseHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 15 of 47c. 1931Tenements with WCs, West Stewart StreetBurnbank LanarkshireScotlandMay be the addition of WCs rather than new tenements
Item 16 of 471932Block of flats for Burgh of HamiltonHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 471933Anderson & Blair's premises, Campbell StreetHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProposed alterations
Item 18 of 471933Premises for T J & W A Dykes, Cadzow BridgeHamilton LanarkshireScotlandAlterations for offices and stores
Item 19 of 471933Property at 26 Baillies CausewayAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 471935Regal CinemaLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 21 of 47After 1935British Bitumen Emulsions officesHamilton LanarkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 22 of 47193663-93 Beckford StreetHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProposed reconstruction
Item 23 of 471936Bent Cottage, shopHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProposed alterations to shop
Item 24 of 471936Country houseBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 471936La Scala CinemaClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 26 of 4719371100 houses for Burgh of HamiltonHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 27 of 471937Office premises  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 47c. 1937Property at corner of Glasgow Road and Whitehill RoadBurnbank LanarkshireScotland 
Item 29 of 471938Cottage and attached shop, Fairhill and BentHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 30 of 471938Housing Estate, FairhillHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 31 of 471938Public AbattoirHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 32 of 471938The George CinemaBellshill LanarkshireScotlandDesign. Built after war.
Item 33 of 471939Consulting Rooms at St Katharine'sHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProposed reconditioning
Item 34 of 471939Regal CinemaShotts LanarkshireScotlandMay have acted as executant architect
Item 35 of 47Mid 1930sHousing development and amenities, FerniegairHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 36 of 471942Air-raid shelterHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 37 of 471944Haspielaw Farm  LanarkshireScotlandProposed additional buildings
Item 38 of 471946House for William TallisHigh Blantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 39 of 471947Golders Building, Kirk StreetStonehouse  ScotlandExtension
Item 40 of 471948Weaving Mill, Shottskirk RoadShotts LanarkshireScotland 
Item 41 of 471949House, RosebankBy Carluke LanarkshireScotland 
Item 42 of 471952Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd Premises, West Regent StreetBlythswood Square GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 43 of 471954Premises at Camnethan StreetStonehouse LanarkshireScotland 
Item 44 of 47195646 Millheugh BraeLarkhall LanarkshireScotlandProposed alteration
Item 45 of 471962Scotia Music Hall, tenement and shops  GlasgowScotlandPlans to rebuild the theatre approved by
Dean of Guild Court, unexecuted.

This would be for Alex Frutin who decided instead to buy the West End Playhouse/Empress at St George`s Cross, renaming it Metropole (and later sold to Jimmy Logan).

Item 46 of 471963Alhambra Theatre  GlasgowScotlandInternal reconstruction including Starlight Room.
Item 47 of 471972Burns HouseAyr AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Email to DSA websiteInformation courtesy of Linda Van Nunen Sent June 2006, September and November 2007
Item 2 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4787 (box 9); F no3525 (box 25)