Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Halket (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1839 or 1840 or 1841
Died: 1 November 1896
Bio Notes: Thomas Halket - also known as Thomas Halket Junior - was born in Falkirk c. 1839-41 (census returns and death certificate do not correspond on age), the son of Thomas Halket, tailor and his wife Anne Cronin. He commenced practice in Glasgow when only just over twenty at 46 Renfield Street, which suggests he must have had some financial backing from his father. Although his practice seems to have been small, he was active in the affairs of the Glasgow Institute of Architects from its foundation.

Halket married Marion Kennedy. In the earlier years of their marriage, they lived in Uddingston where their children James P, an engine fitter, Minnie, George W J, and Robert were born. By 1886 they had moved to Mount Florida where Ann was born.

Halket died of cardiac disease at 86 Stanmore Road, Mount Florida on 1 November 1896. He was intestate.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 123, Ethel Terrace, Mount Florida, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness Before 1896 
Item 2 of 12246, Argyle Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1862  
Item 3 of 1246, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1862After 1865Included as a late entry in 1862 PO Directory
Item 4 of 1219, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1866 *  
Item 5 of 1250, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1868After 1872 
Item 6 of 12Uddingston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1870c. 1886 
Item 7 of 12133, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1875 *  
Item 8 of 1246, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1877 *  
Item 9 of 1258, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1880After 1883 
Item 10 of 12113, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18871896 
Item 11 of 123, Glencairn Place, Mount Florida, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1888 *1891 
Item 12 of 1286, Stanmore Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1896 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 61866Workmen's houses  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 61871Kirklands Mental HospitalBothwell LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and additions to form asylum
Item 3 of 61874Uddingston Trinity Parish ChurchUddingston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 61887The Buchanan RetreatBoclair, Bearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 61888ClydeneukUddingston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 61889Church near NorwichNorwich (near) NorfolkEnglandCompetition design

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 4Post Office Directories     
Item 4 of 4Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories Sc36/48/156, 158

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from address sheet, 1883; additional research by Iain Paterson