Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lanarkshire County Architect's Department
Designation: Architectural practice
Bio Notes:  

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 320, Albert Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1925After 1934Main office
Item 2 of 3Clydesdale Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1935 * Housing Department
Item 3 of 323, Bedford Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 32John Stewart18981914Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 32Alexander Buchanan Gardner1914(?)1924Principal Assistant 
Item 3 of 32John StewartAfter 1920 Chief ArchitectCounty Architect
Item 4 of 32Robert Reid Mill19211924Architect 
Item 5 of 32James Alexander Wyllie19251941ArchitectIn Property Department
Item 6 of 32Ronald Hamilton Thomson15 October 192515 October 1930ApprenticeIn Motherwell office
Item 7 of 32Robert Thom Ross1926 Architect 
Item 8 of 32Robert Alexander Cameron Macfarlane (or McFarlane)19281933 or 1934AssistantUnder John Stewart, County Architect
Item 9 of 32Peter C Smith1930s *   
Item 10 of 32Ronald Hamilton Thomson15 October 193015 April 1934AssistantIn Motherwell office
Item 11 of 32David Archibald Hugh Ritchie19311937Apprentice 
Item 12 of 32James Garroway Cullen19341939Apprenticeunder John Stewart, County Architect
Item 13 of 32Ronald Hamilton Thomson30 April 193415 April 1935AssistantIn Housing Department, Hamilton
Item 14 of 32(Miss) Bessie McDowall 19351944Assistant 
Item 15 of 32John Donaldson SamuelAugust 1935 Assistant 
Item 16 of 32Ronald Thompson CunninghamAugust 19361946AssistantIn Property and Housing Department
Item 17 of 32Samuel McColl (sometimes misspelt MacColl)19371939Deputy ArchitectDeputy County Housing Architect
Item 18 of 32James Garroway Cullen19391941Assistantunder John Stewart, County Architect
Item 19 of 32Samuel McColl (sometimes misspelt MacColl)19391954ArchitectCounty Architect
Item 20 of 32George Clark Robb19411943ArchitectDepute Housing Architect
Item 21 of 32William Robertson Watt1942 * Chief Architectper Builder 1957/01/18, p166
Item 22 of 32Harry Taylor1950 * Assistant 
Item 23 of 32Clark FyfeEarly 1950sEarly 1960sAssistant 
Item 24 of 32John Gray19601962Senior Architect 
Item 25 of 32John MacDonald1965 * Assistant 
Item 26 of 32George Drummond Rankin19661973Architect 
Item 27 of 32Robert Forsyth1967   
Item 28 of 32Alexander FarquharEarly 1960s Deputy Architect 
Item 29 of 32Duncan MacleanEarly 1960sEarly 1970sChief Architect 
Item 30 of 32Edward Allan1970s Architect 
Item 31 of 32William Thomson Kirkland1970s * Architect 
Item 32 of 32Fraser Cook1974 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 40 Housing Scheme, Mains FarmChryston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 40 North Mount Vernon Primary SchoolSandyhills and Mount Vernon GlasgowScotlandWith Fraser Cook as architect
Item 3 of 401931New SchoolMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 40194936 Houses, NewarthillNewarthill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 401949Five Blocks of Houses, Dead Waters BuildingsLesmahagow LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 401949Houses at DrumclogStrathaven LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 401949Houses at Woodhall StreetChapelhall LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 401949Housing at GlassfordGlassford LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 401949Housing at QuothquanBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 10 of 401949Housing at Stoneybyres  Lanarkshire  
Item 11 of 401949RC School at BlantyreBlantyre Lanarkshire  
Item 12 of 401949Scheme of 40 Houses at DouglasDouglas LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 401949Scheme of Houses and Shops, Houston Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 401949Two Blocks of Houses at WestsideSymington GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 401950Catholic School, AirdrieAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 401950Catholic School, ClelandCleland LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 401950Fifty Houses, WestburnWestburn LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 401950Housing, Kildare FarmKildare Farm LanarkshireScotlandLanarkshire Corporation
Item 19 of 401950Housing, OvertownOvertown LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 401950Housing, SandilandsSandilands LanarkshireScotland 
Item 21 of 401950Lanarkshire County Council Crematorium, Chapels and Offices, DaldowieBroomhouse LanarkshireScotlandWith Watt as County Architect
Item 22 of 401950Public School, CarnwathCarnwath LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 401950Scheme of Seventy-two Houses, CambuslangCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 24 of 401950School, KirkwoodKirkwood LanarkshireScotland 
Item 25 of 401951Forty-six Houses, ChapelhallChapelhall LanarkshireScotland 
Item 26 of 401951Housing, AllerstonShotts LanarkshireScotland 
Item 27 of 401951Scheme of Fifty-Four Houses, BlantyreBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 401952Housing, KnockleaBiggar LanarkshireScotlandPlans prepared for new houses, by unnamed 'Corporation' architect(s)
Item 29 of 401959Lanark County BuildingsHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 30 of 406 November 1959Cornhill House, cottage and north lodgeBiggar LanarkshireScotlandaccepting tender applications? CHECK
listed in Builder p601
Item 31 of 4022 April 1960Lanarkshire County BuildingsHamilton LanarkshireScotlandCounty A accepting tender applications per Builder p809
Item 32 of 4020 January 1961County Hall and Sheriff Court Houses and County Police OfficeHamilton LanarkshireScotlandaccepting applications for demolition work per Builder p158
Item 33 of 4015 December 1961Lanarkshire County BuildingsHamilton LanarkshireScotlandCounty A accepting contract applications by 16 Dec per Builder p1167
Item 34 of 401966Bishopbriggs High SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandWith Alexander Farquhar as Depute County Architect.
Item 35 of 401967Factory for Metal Powders LtdBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 36 of 401970St Helen's Primary SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 37 of 401973Carmunnock Primary SchoolCarmunnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 401974Sheriff CourthouseAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 39 of 401974St Margaret's Secondary SchoolAirdrie LanarkshireScotlandClose et al (2016) state building is by G F Ingham, Lanark County Architect 1974 -could there be a crossover with changes to local government authorities?
Item 40 of 401974Turnbull High SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp17, p40, p153, p178 Lanark County Buildings
Item 2 of 2Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p226, p227 Lanark County Buildings

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 18Builder18 February 1949  p229
Item 2 of 18Builder4 March 1949  p288
Item 3 of 18Builder1 April 1949  p412
Item 4 of 18Builder6 May 1949  p576
Item 5 of 18Builder3 June 1949  p699
Item 6 of 18Builder19 August 1949  p245
Item 7 of 18Builder5 August 1949  p184
Item 8 of 18Builder3 February 1950  p181
Item 9 of 18Builder21 April 1950  p537
Item 10 of 18Builder7 April 1950  p472
Item 11 of 18Builder2 June 1950  p760
Item 12 of 18Builder30 June 1950  p889
Item 13 of 18Builder1 September 1950  p296
Item 14 of 18Builder9 February 1951  p220
Item 15 of 18Builder27 April 1951  p606
Item 16 of 18Builder23 May 1952  p792
Item 17 of 18Builder30 September 1960  'False Economy at Lanark' p598 (re: Council's decision to stop employing private architects for its building projects)
Item 18 of 18Builder7 October 1960  captioned cartoon re: Council's decision to not use private architects p649