Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Stevenson & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
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 architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, EnglandBusiness   

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 2James Stevenson  Partner 
Item 2 of 2Henry Makins Tait18941898Apprentice 

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 111889Old ManseCockburnspath BerwickshireScotland 
Item 2 of 111892St James ChurchDuddo NorthumberlandEnglandConversion of church to school
Item 3 of 111896Polbury Congregational ChurchPolbury NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 4 of 111897Dunlop's shopBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 5 of 111897Farm Buildings at West EndBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 6 of 111900WorkhouseRothbury NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 7 of 111903Westbarns SchoolBelhaven East LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 111904Presbyterian HallBelford NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 9 of 111909Farm buildingsBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 10 of 111909Fishing ShielBerwick NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 11 of 111910Folly FarmBerwick NorthumberlandEnglandAdditions


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.