Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Findlay Coull
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 February 1909
Died: 8 November 1961
Bio Notes: James Findlay Coull was born on 19 February 1909, the son ofCharles Alexander Middleton Coull, postman, and his wife Jessie Ross Heddle. He commenced his articles in March 1926 in an unspecified firm where he gained experience of 'construction, specification, quantities, levelling etc.'. During this period he attended morning and evening classes at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. He commenced independent practice in September 1932, concurrently continuing his studies by attending two years' day classes as Andrew Grant Scholar at the College of Art. He also received a minor bursary for measuring in St Andrews. He obtained his diploma and passed the Professional Practice exam in June 1934, and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December that year, his proposers being James Alexander Arnott, Arthur Forman Balfour Paul and Thomas Forbes Maclennan. He was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. His nomination papers state that his work prior to that date had consisted of 'designing large Church Hall to be used as church for some years to come, alterations to houses, garages etc.'. Both home and office were at 228 Easter Road, Leith at that time. He later had a post with the Ministry of Works.

He died at 18 Eglinton Crescent, Edinburgh, on 8 November 1961, survived by his wife Elizabeth Frances Edmond.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 462, Silverknowes Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1961 
Item 2 of 4228, Easter Road, Leith, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business1934 *  
Item 3 of 425, Findlay Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1938c. 1939 
Item 4 of 4170, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 1939After 1940 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Alexander Arnott3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Forbes Maclennan3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Arthur Forman Balfour Paul3 December 1934for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5499 (combined box 83)