Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John Watt |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||26 October 1897 |
|Died: ||1976 |
|Bio Notes: ||John Watt was born on 26 October 1897 and was articled to James G Falconer in the Oban office of L & J G Falconer in 1914. On completing his apprenticeship in 1921 he moved to Glasgow where he found employment in the office of Eric Alexander Sutherland, enabling him to study at the Glasgow School of Architecture. In 1924 he left to join the County of Banffshire Education Authority, moving again in 1927 to become assistant architect to West Riding County Council. Whilst there he passed the qualifying exam in London in December 1928 and was admitted ARIBA in early 1929, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, and William Harold Watson and Joseph Spain, both of Wakefield. |
Thereafter he worked as assistant architect to Warwickshire County Council from 1930 to 1935, as architect to the County Borough of Huddersfield from 1935 to 1946, and as chief architect to the County Borough of Preston from 1946. He was still in the latter post when he was elevated to FRIBA on 8 March 1949, proposed by George Crossley, F Mellor and Frank Reginald Steele.
He died in 1976.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|282, Batley Road, Alverthorpe, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England||Private||1929 *|| || |
|Sion Hill/23, Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston, Lancashire, England||Private||1949 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1926||All Saints Episcopal church||Buckie|| ||Banffshire||Scotland||Hall added|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no4348 (combined box 9); F no4439 (combined box 14)|