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Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Williamson
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 April 1871
Died: 15 October 1952
Bio Notes: William Williamson was born in Kirkcaldy on 19 April 1871, the son of William Williamson, a yard weaver from a ship-owning company, and his wife Joanna Hutchison, daughter of Alexander Hutchison of Braehead, flour miller and maltster. He was educated at Kirkcaldy Burgh High School and was articled to James W Hislop of Kirkcaldy in 1887; but after two years he transferred to the office of James Bow Dunn enabling him to take classes at Heriot-Watt College. He remained with Dunn as draughtsman until 1895 when he returned home to commence independent practice in Kirkcaldy: Dunn and his partner from 1894 James Leslie Findlay had a Kirkcaldy connection having won the competition for the Adam Smith Hall in the previous year.

Late in 1897 Williamson took the slightly older Alexander Russell Inglis (born 1870) into partnership and opened an Edinburgh office for him at 31 St Andrew Square. Inglis had been a fellow apprentice in Dunn's office and had subsequently worked for Hippolyte Jean Blanc and then for Henry Wilkinson Moore, and had won the Soane medallion early that year with a design for a market hall enabling him to travel in Italy and Sicily for the remainder of the year before taking up his partnership.

The partnership quickly made a name for high quality Renaissance and arts and crafts work but it came at a cost. Overwork resulted in Inglis suffering from chronic insomnia and a desperate overdose of a sleeping draught resulted in his death at his home 26 Pitt Street, Edinburgh on 9 June 1901, two days before he was to be married.

Williamson then closed the Edinburgh office and did not take another partner at that time. He was admitted FRIBA on 5 June 1905, his proposers being Charles Stanley Peach of London, Alexander Cullen of Hamilton and Alexander Hunter Crawford of Edinburgh with whose work his own had much in common. At that date his house was The Croft, Kirkcaldy and his main office was at 220 High Street in the same town, seemingly with an additional branch office in Dunfermline. Sometime prior to 1914 he took an office in Royal Bank Buildings in Kirkcaldy and lived at Pitteadie (or Piteadie) House adjacent to Pitteadie Castle, the planned restoration of which he never implemented. Subsequently he moved to Bowbutts, a fine 18th-century house in Kinghorn where he was a Town Councillor and both Dean of Guild, 1922-31 and Provost, 1929-31.

During World War I Williamson was in commandant of a prisoner-of war camp. At the end of it he formed a partnership with George Brown Deas in Kirkcaldy from 1919 until 1923, and also seems to have formed a partnership with William Barnet Wyllie and William Syme in 1920 solely for the purpose of housing scheme work. After the dissolution of the partnership with Deas, Williamson practised alone until 1932 when he took Harry Hubbard (born 1888) into partnership. Hubbard had been articled to Frank Southorn and had subsequently worked for Burnet Son & Dick and Watson Salmond & Gray in Glasgow. In 1923 Hubbard moved to Edinburgh as chief assistant to Sir Robert Lorimer on the recommendation of his predecessor Alfred Lochhead who was leaving to commence independent practice. Soon thereafter Hubbard began teaching at Edinburgh College of Art.

Although competition results were more than once set aside in his favour, Williamson received only two sizable public commissions, the burgh police buildings and the burgh technical schools, both in Kirkcaldy, and of these the latter remained on paper. Although his career was this relatively low profile, he was nevertheless one of the most accomplished Scottish architects of his generation. The calm French-influenced neo-Baroque of his commercial buildings derived from his time with Dunn & Findlay, but stylistically it is closer to the work of Cullen Lochead & Brown in Hamilton and there may be some significance in Cullen being one of the signatories to his RIBA nomination paper. He was much more fortunate in his domestic practice, family connections bringing him a wide industrial clientele for his predominantly arts-and-crafts houses. These are always distinctive even if varying in interest according to the budget available: in the early 1900s Serlian windows and curvilinear gables, seemingly of ‘Cape Dutch’ inspiration were recurring features of some of his more expensive houses.

Williamson married Sarah Whyte Hutchison at Kirlcaldy Parish Church on 13 July 1899. her father Alexander Hutchison came from the same flour milling family as his mother. They had one son, William Ian Oliphant, and one daughter, Joy. The painter Sir William Oliphant Hutchison, PRSA was their cousin. In 1906 the Williamson family inherited the Fife Pottery, famous for its Wemyss Ware and with some difficulty kept it in operation until 1928. The trade name and the moulds were sold to the Bovey Tracey Pottery in 1930. At some point during his career, Williamson inherited the Bentfield Sand Company which had its quarry near Burntisland, which generated some extra income for him.

He died at Bowbutts, Kinghorn on 15 October 1952, Hubbard continuing the practice as sole partner until his death at his home 12 Wemyssfield on 7 December 1959. He was active in professional matters as a council member of the RIAS and the EAA and had wide interests, being a particularly well-informed ornithologist.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6220, High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1905 *  
Item 2 of 6The Croft, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1905 *  
Item 3 of 6Royal Bank Buildings/151-153, High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1909After 1950(?) 
Item 4 of 6250, High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1911 * From 'Measurers' Companion' - Conflict of information - 220 already in DSA
Item 5 of 6The Bowbutts, Kinghorn, Fife, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1914  
Item 6 of 6Pitteadie House, Fife, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1914 This address is given in 'Who's who in architcture, 1914'.

* 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 7James Wylie Hislop18871889Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7James Bow Dunn18891892Apprentice 
Item 3 of 7James Bow Dunn18921895Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 7Williamson & Inglis1897c. 1909Partner 
Item 5 of 7Williamson & Deas19191923Partner 
Item 6 of 7Williamson, Wyllie & Syme1920 * Partner 
Item 7 of 7Williamson & Hubbard1932 Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 13George Horsburgh  Assistant 
Item 2 of 13Francis Henry Fitzgerald18951897Apprentice 
Item 3 of 13Peter Reid1903 or December 1904After 1911Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 13James Frederick Hampton19121915Apprentice 
Item 5 of 13James Frederick Hampton1915February 1916Assistant 
Item 6 of 13James DrummondMarch 1919September 1923Apprentice 
Item 7 of 13Arthur Forbes CargillAfter 1920Before 1924Apprentice 
Item 8 of 13James Henderson19211925Chief Assistant 
Item 9 of 13Robert Ashton1 September 192328 April 1928Apprentice 
Item 10 of 13Thomas Arnold Jeffryes (sometimes misspelt Jeffreys)19251926Apprentice 
Item 11 of 13Noel Edmund Ironside Burchell19291930Assistant(?) 
Item 12 of 13James Ferguson 19301932Chief Assistant 
Item 13 of 13Ian McKerron BeggAfter 1945Before 1951Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Hunter Crawford5 June 1905for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Cullen5 June 1905for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Charles Stanley Peach5 June 1905for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 16John ('Jack') Baird16 March 1943for Associateship
Item 2 of 16Thomas ('Tom') BertramEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 16George Brown Deas1932for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 16George Brown Deas8 May 1939for Fellowship
Item 5 of 16James Drummond5 December 1927For Associateship
Item 6 of 16Francis Henry Fitzgerald3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 7 of 16James Frederick HamptonLate 1922for Associateship
Item 8 of 16James Hutchon (junior)25 June 1946for Licentiateship
Item 9 of 16Thomas Arnold Jeffryes (sometimes misspelt Jeffreys)Early 1932for Associateship
Item 10 of 16Henry Kingham (Major)9 April 1946for Licentiateship
Item 11 of 16Duncan Livingstone4 December 1933for Associateship
Item 12 of 16David Suttie McIlroyLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 13 of 16Jane Anderson Rutherford (née Welsh)21 October 1941For Associateship
Item 14 of 16James Thomas Alexander Taylor9 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 15 of 16William WalkerJanuary 1921for Fellowship
Item 16 of 16William Barnet Wyllie8 May 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 232 Holmfield KirkcaldyFifeScotlandNo extant drawings but Williamson had financial involvement with the land.
Item 2 of 232 Westfield Court, Multi-storey housingWestfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 232 WoodlandsKirkcaldy Fife Scotlandno record of plans in Dean of Guild but financial involvement with the land on which it was built.
Item 4 of 232After 1895EastbankKirkcaldy FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 5 of 232After 1895The BraeSion Mills County TyroneEire 
Item 6 of 2321897Alexandra HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 7 of 2321897Double villa, Beveridge Road and Swan Road cornerKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 2321897Thornton Free Church and hallThornton FifeScotlandHall
Item 9 of 232c. 1897AbbotsroodKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 232c. 1897St Ronan'sKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 2321898Abbotshall School infant department, LinktownKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 12 of 2321898Central ChambersKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations to front etc
Item 13 of 2321898Dunnikier Infant SchoolKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 2321898Kirkcaldy Burgh SchoolKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition
Item 15 of 2321898School Board OfficesKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAccepted design exhibited at RSA
Item 16 of 2321898Tenements, Lady Helen StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 17 of 232October 1898Double tenement, Lady Helen StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 232October 1898Double tenement, Lady Helen StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 2321899Braehead HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 20 of 2321899Hardengreen HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition of north wing
Item 21 of 2321899Premises of David BeatsonKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 22 of 2321899Tenement and 15 cottages, Nicol StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 23 of 2321900Braehead HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandGate lodge
Item 24 of 2321900Parish ManseAuchtertool FifeScotlandBack wing
Item 25 of 2321900Police BuildingsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandPlaced third in competition but got the job
Item 26 of 2321900The CroftKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 27 of 232After 1900(?)Terrace of houses and flats with some shopsDysart FifeScotland'Possibly' (HS)
Item 28 of 2321901Anstruther Easter new public schoolAnstruther Easter FifeScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 29 of 2321901Electricity Generating StationKirkcaldy FifeScotlandIn collaboration with Charles Stanley Peach
Item 30 of 2321901Two blocks of tenementsBowhill, Auchterderran FifeScotland 
Item 31 of 2321902Auchterderran SchoolAuchterderran FifeScotland 
Item 32 of 2321902Board SchoolKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 33 of 2321902Double villa for the Bowhill Coal CoCardenden FifeScotland 
Item 34 of 2321902Feuar's ArmsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandRebuilding
Item 35 of 2321902Philp's SchoolKirkcaldy FifeScotlandConversion into club
Item 36 of 2321903King's Theatre (and tenement)Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandIn collaboration with John Daniel Swanston
Item 37 of 2321903Tramcar depotKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 38 of 2321903 or 1904Station Hotel and ballroomKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 39 of 2321904Buildings in High Street for Edward SangKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 40 of 2321904Kirkcaldy High School, Technical and Elementary SchoolsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandTechnical and Elementary Schools - only Elementary School built
Item 41 of 2321904Shops and dwelling houses, High StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 42 of 2321904Thornton Free Church and hallThornton FifeScotlandChurch
Item 43 of 232After 1904Cardenden SchoolCardenden FifeScotland 
Item 44 of 232After 1904Denend School, CardendenLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 45 of 232After 1904RC SchoolKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 46 of 232After 1904SS Princes Ena, ship interior     
Item 47 of 232After 1904SS Titania, ship interior     
Item 48 of 2321905InniscarraHazelhall DundeeScotland 
Item 49 of 2321905Royal Bank of ScotlandKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 50 of 2321905Victoria Road UF ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 51 of 232c. 1905Pittormie HouseDairsie FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 52 of 2321906DuntawHazelhall DundeeScotland 
Item 53 of 2321906Public LibraryBurntisland FifeScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 54 of 232c. 1906House at Kincardine on ForthKincardine on Forth FifeScotland 
Item 55 of 2321908Kinghorn ManseKinghorn FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations - addtiion of extra floor at east end
Item 56 of 2321908St John's Parish ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 57 of 2321909Labour homesInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 58 of 2321909Mission InstituteKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 59 of 2321909Royal HotelGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 60 of 2321909Skating RinkKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 61 of 2321909Tenements of shops and dwelling housesInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 62 of 2321910Central ChambersKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 63 of 232c. 1910DalileaKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 64 of 232c. 1910WoodendKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 65 of 232February 1911Osborne HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandGarage
Item 66 of 2321912Hall, Links StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 67 of 2321912Milton Road School with schoolmaster's house and janitor's houseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 68 of 2321912Picture HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 69 of 2321913Fife PotteryKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 70 of 2321913Pathhead Board SchoolPathhead, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAppointed after local competition and executed job
Item 71 of 2321914Blairhill SchoolDysart FifeScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 72 of 2321914Garage premises of Neilson BrothersKirkcaldy FifeScotlandHeating chamber
Item 73 of 2321914Tenements, Nicol StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 74 of 2321915Warehouse for Robert Stocks & CoKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 75 of 2321919Burntisland War Memorial ArchBurntisland FifeScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 76 of 2321919Factory for British Patent FuelsEast Wemyss FifeScotland 
Item 77 of 2321920sLocal authority housingKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 78 of 2321920Cottages, Kirkshotts siteAuchterderran FifeScotland 
Item 79 of 2321920Double cottageCrossroads FifeScotland 
Item 80 of 2321920Double cottage for the Kirkcaldy District CommitteeMarkinch FifeScotland 
Item 81 of 2321920Fifty houses for Kirkcaldy Town CouncilKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 82 of 2321920Forty houses, Overton RoadKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 83 of 2321920Forty-two houses for Fife County Council, Glebe siteEast Wemyss FifeScotland 
Item 84 of 2321920Houses for the Town CouncilInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 85 of 2321920Houses, Overton Road site, for Kirkcaldy Town CouncilKirkcaldy FifeScotland40 houses
Item 86 of 2321920Housing EstateEast Wemyss FifeScotland 
Item 87 of 2321920Housing for Kirkcaldy District CommitteeKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 88 of 2321920Premises of A K Melville, ClothierKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 89 of 2321920Single cottage for Kirkcaldy District Committee, KilrieKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 90 of 2321920Twenty-four houses for Kirkcaldy Town CouncilKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 91 of 232After 1920Bowbutts HouseKinghorn FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 92 of 232c. 1920Local authority housingAuchterderran FifeScotland 
Item 93 of 2321921Bonnybank, double cottageKennoway FifeScotland 
Item 94 of 2321921Double cottage for Fife County CouncilBoreland FifeScotland 
Item 95 of 2321921Double cottage for Fife County Council  FifeScotland 
Item 96 of 2321921Houses for Fife County CouncilGlencraig FifeScotlandSixty houses
Item 97 of 2321921Housing EstateThornton FifeScotland 
Item 98 of 2321921Housing EstateDundonald, Kirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 99 of 2321921Motor Garage for Barnet & MortonKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 100 of 2321921Twenty-eight houses for the County CouncilLochore FifeScotland 
Item 101 of 2321921West Mills for Fife Ice Co.Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 102 of 2321922Auction martKirkcaldy FifeScotlandExtenison to offices and new restaurant
Item 103 of 2321922Houses for Fife County CouncilGlencraig FifeScotlandTwenty-two houses
Item 104 of 2321922Kinghorn War MemorialKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 105 of 2321922Raith Rovers Football Ground, main standKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 106 of 2321922Shops and garages, WhytehouseKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 107 of 2321923Bungalow for George FernieKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 108 of 2321923Houses for Fife County CouncilGlencraig FifeScotlandTwenty-two houses and forty houses
Item 109 of 2321923Trustee Savings Bank, Head OfficeKirkcaldy Fife Additions. Possibly also responsible for the original building and 1905 additions?
Item 110 of 2321923Victory FountainNewburgh FifeScotland 
Item 111 of 23213 November 1923Bungalow for Robert ArnottKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 112 of 232Before 1923Government Housing Scheme for Kirkcaldy District County CouncilKirkcaldy? FifeScotland 
Item 113 of 232Before 1923Housing scheme for Kirkcaldy Town CouncilKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 114 of 232Before 1923Housing scheme for the Tayside Floorcloth CoNewburgh FifeScotland 
Item 115 of 232Before 1923Housing scheme for Tullis RussellMarkinch FifeScotland 
Item 116 of 232c. 1923Tayside InstituteNewburgh FifeScotland 
Item 117 of 2321924Bungalow for J K HutchisonKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 118 of 2321924Cement store, Kirkcaldy HarbourKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 119 of 2321924Dunnikier Reading RoomKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition of Institute to reading room
Item 120 of 2321924Garage premises of Neilson BrothersKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 121 of 2321924House for John Kay HutchisonKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 122 of 2321925Bank of ScotlandKirkcaldy Fife ScotlandReconstruction
Item 123 of 2321925Bungalow for Thomas MorrisKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 124 of 2321925Forty houses for Fife County Council, Strathore ParkThornton FifeScotland 
Item 125 of 2321925House for Alexander AllenKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 126 of 2321925Houses for Fife County CouncilGlencraig FifeScotlandThirty houses
Item 127 of 2321925Oil storage tanks, Kirkcaldy HarbourKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 128 of 2321925St Fillan's ChurchAberdour FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 129 of 232192632 HousesDundonald, Kirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 130 of 232192636 & 24 Houses for Fife County CouncilLumphinnans FifeScotland 
Item 131 of 2321926Craiglyn for Alex AllenKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 132 of 2321926Houses for Fife County Council, DundonaldCardenden FifeScotland 
Item 133 of 2321926Scottish Coast MissionKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 134 of 2321926Sixteen houses on Massereene Road for Fife County CouncilKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 135 of 2321926Social housing for the District of KirkcaldyKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 136 of 2321926Twenty-four Houses for Fife County CouncilKinglassie FifeScotland 
Item 137 of 2321927Fifty houses, Woodend siteCardenden FifeScotland 
Item 138 of 2321927Fifty houses, Woodend siteAuchterderran FifeScotland 
Item 139 of 2321927House for Mrs GrieveKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 140 of 2321927Houses for Fife County CouncilThornton FifeScotland 
Item 141 of 2321927Houses for Fife County Council, ChapelKingskettle FifeScotland 
Item 142 of 2321928Premises for T & J BernardKirkcaldy FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 143 of 2321929Council housingCoaltown of Balgonie FifeScotland 
Item 144 of 2321929Houses for County CouncilKinglassie FifeScotland 
Item 145 of 2321929Housing for Fife County CouncilAuchtertool FifeScotland 
Item 146 of 2321929Three double villas for William WilliamsonKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 147 of 2321929Twenty houses for Fife County CouncilLumphinnans FifeScotland 
Item 148 of 2321929Twenty houses for Fife County CouncilKinglassie FifeScotland 
Item 149 of 2321930YWCAKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 150 of 2321931Dunfermline Abbey, lecternDunfermline FifeScotlandIn association with Ochterlony. Conflist of information - some sources (Gifford, Glen etc) give William Williamson but other give William Davidson.
Item 151 of 2321931Eight houses for County Council, BrucefieldDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 152 of 2321931Eight houses for Fife County Council, near the Miners' Welfare InstituteLumphinnans FifeScotland 
Item 153 of 2321931Housing scheme for Fife County CouncilThornton FifeScotland 
Item 154 of 2321931Local Authority Housing, unspecified sitesBurntisland FifeScotland20 houses
Item 155 of 2321931Sixty houses for County CouncilCrosshill FifeScotland 
Item 156 of 2321931Victoria Nurses' HomeKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 157 of 2321932Fifty housesThornton FifeScotland 
Item 158 of 2321932Housing scheme for the Town CouncilKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 159 of 2321932Thirty-eight houses for Town Council, site of old Orchard between Eastgate and Burntisland RoadKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 160 of 2321933Forth Park HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandConversion of villa to hospital including wings - won limited competition to secure job
Item 161 of 2321933Housing for Fife County Council, DundonaldCardenden FifeScotlandSixty houses
Item 162 of 2321933Housing scheme, EastgateKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 163 of 2321933Kinghorn Parish ChurchKinghorn FifeScotlandFont
Item 164 of 2321933Kirkcaldy and District Savings BankKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 165 of 2321933Sinclairtown Library and Child Welfare ClinicSinclairtown, Kirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 166 of 2321933St Brycedale HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandConversion and extension of St Brycedale House into Hunter Hospital
Item 167 of 2321933Thirty-two houses for Fife County CouncilKinglassie FifeScotland 
Item 168 of 2321933Twenty houses for Fife County CouncilMarkinch FifeScotland 
Item 169 of 2321933Villa for R Ritchie FraserKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 170 of 2321934Eight houses for Fife County CouncilMilton of Balgonie FifeScotland 
Item 171 of 2321934HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 172 of 2321934Leslie and District Co-operative Society premisesLeslie FifeScotland 
Item 173 of 2321934Local Authority Housing, unspecified sitesBurntisland FifeScotland12 houses
Item 174 of 2321934Twelve housesAuchtertool FifeScotland 
Item 175 of 2321934Twenty-eight houses, EastgateKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 176 of 2321935Burma ballroomKirkcaldy FifeScotlandReconstruction of burnt-out Troxy Dance Hall
Item 177 of 2321935Kinghorn Parish ChurchKinghorn FifeScotlandInterior renovation and external harling
Item 178 of 2321935Kirkcaldy Rugby Club PavilionKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 179 of 2321935Motor Garage for Barnet & MortonKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition of store
Item 180 of 232c. 1935Prinlaws, CottagesLeslie FifeScotlandImprovements - with Ian Begg as assisstant
Item 181 of 232c. 1935Sailor's WalkKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 182 of 232c. 1935Strathendry Estate, cottage  FifeScotlandImprovements
Item 183 of 2321936Bungalow for Messrs Baxter & SonKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 184 of 2321936Cottage for Mrs E DandKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 185 of 2321936Eighty-four houses for Fife County Council, RosewellLochore FifeScotland 
Item 186 of 2321936Forty houses for Fife County CouncilHill of Beath FifeScotland 
Item 187 of 2321936Forty houses for Fife County CouncilComrie FifeScotland 
Item 188 of 2321936Forty-four houses for Fife County CouncilKinglassie FifeScotland 
Item 189 of 2321936Sixty-eight houses for Fife County CouncilHigh Valleyfield FifeScotland 
Item 190 of 2321936St Mungo's Parish ChurchAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandDesign for remodelling or new church?
Item 191 of 2321936Thirty-six houses for Fife County CouncilNorth Queensferry FifeScotland 
Item 192 of 2321936Twelve Houses for Fife County CouncilLimekilns FifeScotland 
Item 193 of 2321936Two hundred houses for Fife County CouncilKelty FifeScotland 
Item 194 of 2321937Forty houses, Woodside for Fife County CouncilLargo FifeScotland 
Item 195 of 2321937Infectious Diseases HospitalBuckhaven FifeScotland 
Item 196 of 2321937Kirkcaldy and District Savings BankLeven FifeScotland 
Item 197 of 2321937Kirkcaldy Ice RinkKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 198 of 2321937(?)Kirkcaldy Town HallKirkcaldy FifeScotlandProbably entered competition (exhibited 'Competitive Design for Municipal Buildings' at RGI in 1943)
Item 199 of 2321938Cameron HouseWindygates FifeScotlandAdministration building and nurses' home
Item 200 of 2321938Crown BAr adjoining National HotelKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations to bar
Item 201 of 2321938Fidelity Motor GarageKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 202 of 2321938Four houses and public convenienceKincardine-on-Forth FifeScotland 
Item 203 of 2321938Premises of Messrs SaundersKirkcaldy FifeScotlandNew shop front
Item 204 of 2321938Thirty houses, The Croft siteKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 205 of 2321938Thirty-six houses for Fife County CouncilWellwood FifeScotland 
Item 206 of 2321939Eight houses for Fife County CouncilKelty FifeScotland 
Item 207 of 2321939YWCAKirkcaldy FifeScotlandRecreation hall
Item 208 of 2321944Premises of Messrs M Spears & Co.Kirkcaldy Fife ScotlandRoofing over of courtyard
Item 209 of 2321945Motor servicing stationKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 210 of 2321946EasterheughsBurntisland FifeScotlandScheme prepared by Williamson
Item 211 of 2321947Caledonian BarKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition of lounge to bar
Item 212 of 2321947Forth Park HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandExtensions including maternity block
Item 213 of 2321947Linktown Old Men's ClubKirkclady FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 214 of 2321948Station HotelSinclairtown, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 215 of 2321949Office for W M McEwanKirkcaldy FifeScotlandReconstruction of office
Item 216 of 2321949YWCAKirkcaldy FifeScotlandHostel accommodation
Item 217 of 2321950BeechwoodKirkcaldy FifeScotlandConcrete Floor on Asphalt bottoming for Bottled Beer Store
Item 218 of 2321950Bungalow in Southerton CrescentKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 219 of 2321950North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board officesPerth PerthshireScotlandConversion and extension of late 18th century Blackfriars House with bow front in Atholl Place
Item 220 of 2321950Premises of Beveridge & AitkenKirkcaldy FifeScotlandOffice extension and caretaker's house
Item 221 of 2321950Raith Motor WorksKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 222 of 2321950Singer Sewing Machine Co. factoryKirkcaldy FifeScotlandWorkshop & stote
Item 223 of 23211 May 1950Cottage in Pratt StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 224 of 2321951Commercial BarKirkcaldy FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 225 of 2321951House for Andrew W BeveridgeKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 226 of 2321951House in Octavia StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 227 of 2321951House in Valley Gardens SouthKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 228 of 2321951Raith Motor WorksKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 229 of 2321952Bungalow for Robert & Fay BurnsKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 230 of 232Before 1952Burntisland Savings BankBurntisland FifeScotland 
Item 231 of 232Before 1952Sinclairtown Savings BankSinclairtown, Kirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 232 of 232Before 1952St John's Parish ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition of transept


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Bell, Jim2006New Potteries in Kirkcaldy   
Item 2 of 8Glen, Duncan2008William Williamson   
Item 3 of 8McNeill, Carol1998Kirkcaldy Potteries   
Item 4 of 8Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 5 of 8Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp40, p46, p54, p56
Item 6 of 8RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 7 of 8RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 8 of 8Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder24 October 1952  Obituary - p588
Item 2 of 3Fife Free Press18 October 1952  Obituary
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalApril 1953 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp254 Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Ms Elizabeth Halkett, secretary to William WilliamsonInformation via website Sent to website January 2008
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from Alfred G Lochhead and Hubbard's daughter, Miss J Hubbard
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v16 p29 no1031 (microfilm reel 11)


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