Basic Biographical Details

Name: Miller, Son & Manson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1940
Ended: 1952
Bio Notes: James Miller of Glasgow retired following the death of his son George in 1940, whereupon John Wellwood Manson continued the practice under the style of Miller, Son & Manson, completing the work in hand. The practice had offices in Glasgow and London. Manson died on 11 October 1952. The practice was then taken over by Frank Burnet Bell & Partners who completed the few buildings then in progress.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 315, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1946 *1947 
Item 2 of 345, Albert Court, Kensington Gore, London, EnglandBusiness1950 *  
Item 3 of 3307, West George Street, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland 1950  

* 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 3John Wellwood Manson19401952PartnerIn 1950 this is called 'Miller & Manson'.
Item 2 of 3Eric Doig EllisonAfter September 1945Before 1950Assistant(?)holiday employment
Item 3 of 3John George Drysdale HendersonBefore 1948After 1950  

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 9After 1941Glasgow and West of Scotland Commercial College  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 2 of 9After 1941Ross Hall  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions - probably 1948 alterations for use as hotel training college
Item 3 of 9After 1941Stevenage Royal InfirmaryStevenage HertfordshireEnglandAlterations and additions
Item 4 of 91947Melvin Motors Ltd, Kingston Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 91949Warehouse, Miller Street  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding of Ingram Street corner after war damage
Item 6 of 91950Premises for Walker & Kirkhope Ltd, Great Western Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 91951Gaur Generating StationBridge of Gaur PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 91951Glasgow and West of Scotland Commercial College  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for additions and alterations
Item 9 of 91951Primary School, Barmulloch No 8Barmulloch GlasgowScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder19 May 1950  p692
Item 2 of 3Builder2 November 1951  p605
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalSeptember 1953 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp428