Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Hall
Designation: Builder
Born: 11 June 1802
Died: 1863
Bio Notes: Robert Hall was born in Bowden Roxburghshire on 11 June 1802, the son of Thomas Douglas Hall, mason and Agnes Stirling and became a builder in Galashiels and founder of the dynasty of Halls. He was joined by his brother John who appears to have had some kind of training in architecture or at least an inclination to be more involved in desiging buildings and the firm became Robert Hall & Co. Andrew Murray was taken into partnership at some point. Robert's sons Thomas and Robert Hall were also involved in their father's buisness, but the practice title changed to J & J Hall after John's son, also John, was taken into the firm in or before 1884.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this builder:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this builder (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Robert Hall & CoBefore 1846Before 1884Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this builder (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Jesse Hall18351842Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This builder 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 81839Howford FarmTraquair PeeblesshireScotlandAs builder with Robert Lochie and with Robert Richie of Reston as mason
Item 2 of 81841United Associate ChurchLauder BerwickshireScotland 
Item 3 of 81842ManseStobo MidlothianScotlandExtension to south
Item 4 of 81846St Ronan's MillInnerleithen PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 5 of 81854The GlenInnerleithen PeeblesshireScotlandAs contractor to David Bryce
Item 6 of 81859Wilton LodgeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandEnlargement
Item 7 of 8c. 1865Island HouseGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 81867Galashiels Memorial Burgh BuildingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandOriginal building


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this builder:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Jedburgh Sheriff Court Sc62/44/40 & 41