Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Frederick Hampton
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: James Frederick Hampton was articled to William Barnet Wyllie of Kirkcaldy from 1910 to 1912 and completed his apprenticeship in the office of William Williamson from 1912 to 1915, undertaking a number of sketching and measuring tours in his spare time. He remained as assistant for a further year, studying at Edinburgh College of Art, before undertaking military service in England and France from February 1916 to March 1919. Three months later he joined Alexander Ross & Son of Inverness as assistant, but after six months there he moved to Bury St Edmunds to work for the practice of Hunt & Coates. In 1920 he moved again, this time to Tunbridge Wells where he found employment in the office of Cecil Burns. He won the Society of Architects Travelling Studentship in 1921, enabling him to spend two weeks sketching in Chichester, and in the same year won the same society's Architectural Scholarship, receiving his prize money in architectural books. He was admitted ARIBA in late 1922, his proposers being Alexander Ross, William Williamson and Charles Hilbert Strange. At that time he was about to commence practice on his own account in or near Paddock Wood in Kent.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Brooker's Farm, Beltring, Paddock Wood, Kent, EnglandPrivate1922 *  
Item 2 of 2Paddock Wood, Kent, EnglandBusinessc. 1922 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6William Barnet Wyllie19101912Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6William Williamson19121915Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6William Williamson1915February 1916Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Alexander Ross & SonJune 1919December 1919Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Hunt & CoatesDecember 19191920Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Cecil Burns19201921Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander RossLate 1922for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Charles Hilbert StrangeLate 1922for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William WilliamsonLate 1922for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3547 (microfilm reel 27)