Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hislop & Welsh
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: After 1960
Ended: c. 1965
Bio Notes: Alexander David Hislop was born on 2 March 1876 at Stonefield near Blantyre in Lanarkshire, the son of David Watson Hislop, a watchmaker and Margaret Marshall his wife. He was apprenticed to William James Anderson and Alexander Nisbet Paterson who had adjacent rooms at 95 Bath Street where Hislop was shared between the two. During that period he studied under Anderson at Glasgow School of Art. He subsequently became assistant and later chief assistant to John Archibald Campbell and was taken into partnership from 1908 when Campbell's health was beginning to decline. Campbell died in 1909 and Hislop inherited the practice.

Although for many years he practised on his own, in about 1960 Hislop formed a partnership with Charles Gibson Welsh, continuing to practise until he was well into his eighties despite increasing deafness. The practice continued as Hislop Welsh & Humphries from the mid-1960s until 1980 when it closed, the practice records being deposited with the University of Glasgow.

Hislop died on 23 February 1966. He was a public-spirited architect of exceptional refinement. He pioneered the use of the giant orders at the lower floors of the tall office buildings at the Phoenix in 1912-13, a theme exploited by James Millar in the 1920s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   

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 4James Brown Cairns1924c. 1929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4James Brown Cairnsc. 1929After 1931Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Alexander David Hislopc. 1960 Partner 
Item 4 of 4Charles Gibson Welshc. 1960 Partner 

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 311945Lemington CottagesHoundwood BerwickshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 2 of 311945Lime PitsTullibody ClackmannanshireScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 311946WestfieldBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 311947312 Glenburn RoadBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 311947Unspecified work on Fernhill EstateRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 311947Watsons Typewriters Limited Factory  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and Additions (Builder)
Item 7 of 311948Commercial Bank of Scotland, Glasgow Branch  GlasgowScotlandAlterations for Messrs Wilson Stirling & Co.
Item 8 of 311948CorsebarPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandPlan of proposed new cottages. Plan of grounds and drains.
Item 9 of 311949Messrs Stanford & Co's premisesClydebank DunbartonbshireScotlandProposed reconstruction of premises
Item 10 of 311949Office block and store for J S Craig & Co Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 311950Viewpark, Bowfield RoadWest Kilbride AyrshireScotlandProposed alterations
Item 12 of 311951Camoquhill Douglas CottageBalfron DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 13 of 311952Erskine HospitalErskine Ferry RenfrewshireScotlandCottages
Item 14 of 311953The CottageBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 311953The SmithyFintry StirlingshireScotland 
Item 16 of 3119549 Huntly Gardens  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 17 of 311955Erskine HospitalErskine Ferry RenfrewshireScotlandMortuary Chapel
Item 18 of 311956House at Buchanan CastleDrymen (near) StirlingshireScotland 
Item 19 of 311956LuminisersBonhill DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 20 of 311960sSt Edmund'sMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 21 of 311960Corkerhill cat and dog home  GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 311960Office building, 157-167 Hope Street and 169-175 West George Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 23 of 31c. 1960House for Herr OswaldMilngavie DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 24 of 31c. 1960Wendy's Restaurant  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 311962House at Calum's HillCrieff PerthshireScotland 
Item 26 of 311963Townfoot CottageKillearn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 27 of 311963Villa, 23 Suffolk Street and 39 Millig StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and additions?
Item 28 of 311963Wendy's LtdHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 29 of 311964Auchineden HouseBlanefield StirlingshireScotlandAlterations
Item 30 of 311964Low AuchengillanBlanefield StirlingshireScotlandAlterations
Item 31 of 31196715-19 Mirrlees Drive  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to number 19


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.