Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Harold Emmett Hall
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 November 1919
Died: 7 October 1998
Bio Notes: George Harold Emmett Hall was born on 24 November 1919, the son of Harold Hall, restaurant keeper, and his wife Helen Maclean MacKinnon. He was brought up in Perthshire. He was articled to George Penrose Kennedy Young & Son from 1935 to 1939 studying at Dundee College of Art, part-time, from 1937-1939. His architectural studies were interrupted by the Second World War during which he served with the Black Watch in North Africa, Italy and France. He returned to Dundee College of Art in September 1946 and studied full time for a further three years. During his vacations he worked in the office of G P K Young. He qualified in 1949 and was admitted ARIBA in 1950, proposed by John Needham, Lockhart Hutson and Graham Connacher Young. He had travelled in North Africa, Italy and Greece by this date.

Hall joined Cullen Lochead & Brown in 1949 as senior assistant and at that time lived in rented accommodation in High Blantyre in Lanarkshire. He became a junior partner with the practice in 1956 and senior partner in 1978.

He was admitted FRIBA in 1968, proposed by Lockhart Hutson, Stuart Clink and James G Anderson. At that time he was a junior partner and had undertaken a wide range of work including churches, public houses and hotels, factories, office premises, hospital work, garages and showrooms and private housing, stating that he had 'virtually full responsibility under the guidance of my senior partner for the work in my charge'. He would seem to have had full charge of hospital work including an operating theatre complex costing about 500,000 as well as smaller contracts.

He was active in various committees of the RIAS and GIA and served on the Board of Queen's College. He was also a Deacon of the Trades House and served as president of several local clubs.

Hall retired from his position as senior partner in 1985. He was a retired FRIAS. He died in Stonehouse Hospital on 7 October 1998 after being ill for a number of years. He was survived by his wife, Amelia Joyce Diplock, and two children and one grandchild.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4c/o Hardingham, Queens Road, Scone, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1948 *  
Item 2 of 4c/o MacCall/Braehead, Hunthill Road, High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 3 of 4Novar/8, Academy Street, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19531998 
Item 4 of 4HamiltonBusiness1956  

* 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 5G P K Young & SonSeptember 1935September 1939Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5G P K Young & Son19451948AssistantDuring vacations
Item 3 of 5Cullen, Lochhead & BrownAugust 1949 Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Cullen, Lochhead & BrownOctober 1956 Junior Partner 
Item 5 of 5Cullen, Lochhead & Brown1978 Senior Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 25 St Margaret's ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 251960sCalderpark Zoological GardensCalderpark GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 251960sCounty Hall and Sheriff Court Houses and County Police OfficeHamilton LanarkshireScotlandNew building on old site
Item 4 of 251960sDalziel Co-operative Society Ltd retail storeMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 251960sFactory for R & W ScottCarluke LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 251960sHousehold Supplies Company Ltd storeHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 251960sLanarkshire Ice RinkHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 251960sOffices for General AccidentHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 251960sOffices for SSEB  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 251960sRadnor HotelClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 11 of 251960sRenfrew District Lunatic AsylumPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 12 of 251960sRoyal Scottish National Institution, administration block and other buildings  StirlingshireScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 13 of 251960sStirling District AsylumLarbert StirlingshireScotlandModernisation (?)
Item 14 of 251960sStobhill HospitalSpringburn GlasgowScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 15 of 251960Municipal CrematoriumCaddlehill, Greenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 251960Royal Hospital for Sick Children  EdinburghScotlandAdditions to N.
Item 17 of 251968Stobhill Hospital, Clinical Teaching CentreSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 251968Stobhill Hospital, theatre suiteSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 251970British Steel Mess RoomsAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 25Before 1981Castlehill Methodist ChurchWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 21 of 25Before 1981Factory for Gilmour & DeanClydeside Industrial Estate GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 25Before 1981Factory for SDA  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 25Before 1981McDonald HotelGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 24 of 25Before 1981Sheltered housingBellshill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 25 of 25Before 1981St Vincent de Paul RC ChurchEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp118
Item 2 of 5RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterDecember 1998v10, no9 Death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no11248; F no6189 (Combined Box 124)