Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Stevenson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1837
Died: After 1923
Bio Notes: James Stevenson was born in 1837 and educated at Greig's Academy, Perth. He then attended classes in Perth with the artist Aitken Steil from 1852, before becoming assistant to his father, a Perth builder, in 1853. Four years later he moved to Edinburgh where he was articled to William Carmichael. In 1860 he moved to London as assistant to J & G Girdwood of Pall Mall, where he remained until commencing independent practice in Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1870. He later took his son into partnership. He was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, proposed by H C Charlewood and the Northern Architectural Association. Prior to that time he had undertaken study tours encompassing Rome, Venice, Florence and elsewhere in Europe.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3South Bridge, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18571860In William Carmichael's office
Item 2 of 340, Pall Mall, London, EnglandBusiness18601870In J & G Girdwood's office
Item 3 of 3St Andrews/14, North Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, EnglandPrivate/businessBefore 1911After 1923 

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 4James Stevenson & Son  Partner 
Item 2 of 4___ Stevenson18531857AssistantJames Stevenson was assistant in his father's building practice
Item 3 of 4William Carmichael18571860Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4J & J Girdwood18601870Assistant 

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 281870sPresbyterian ChurchWooler NorthumberlandEnglandRestoration (Gothicisation) and refurnishing
Item 2 of 28After 1870AlmshousesRothbury NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 3 of 28After 1870ChurchBelford Northumberland?EnglandRestoration
Item 4 of 28After 1870ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 28After 1870Farmhouse, offices and cottages for Earl of DurhamFenton NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 6 of 28After 1870Farmhouse, offices and cottages for Earl of DurhamHaggerston NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 7 of 28After 1870Farmhouse, offices and cottages, Ford EstateFord NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 8 of 28After 1870Mansion House at PeelwallsAyton BerwickshireScotlandNew building, or alterations to existing mansion?
Item 9 of 28After 1870Rothbury Congregational ChurchRothbury NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 10 of 281874Chirnside ManseChirnside BerwickshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 11 of 281877Presbyterian ChurchStitchel/Stichill/Stichel RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 12 of 281881Edrom ManseEdrom BerwickshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 13 of 281882Ayton ManseAyton BerwickshireScotlandSubstantial additions and alterations
Item 14 of 281889Old ManseCockburnspath BerwickshireScotland 
Item 15 of 28Mid 1880sPaxton Brick and Tile WorksPaxton BerwickshireScotlandNew kilns
Item 16 of 281890Callaly CastleCallaly NorthumberlandEnglandRemodelling and enlargement
Item 17 of 281892Callaly Castle, stablesCallaly NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 18 of 281892St James ChurchDuddo NorthumberlandEnglandConversion of church to school
Item 19 of 281893Gordon Free ChurchBerwick-upon-Tweed NorthumberlandEnglandAdditions
Item 20 of 281896Polbury Congregational ChurchPolbury NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 21 of 281897Dunlop's shopBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 22 of 281897Farm Buildings at West EndBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 23 of 281900WorkhouseRothbury NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 24 of 281903Westbarns SchoolBelhaven East LothianScotland 
Item 25 of 281904Presbyterian HallBelford NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 26 of 281909Farm buildingsBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 27 of 281909Fishing ShielBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 28 of 281910Folly FarmBerwick NorthumberlandEnglandAdditions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v15 no1065