Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Hamilton Hill
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: James Hamilton Hill studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture. He was elected ARIBA in 1955 and ARIAS in 1956. He joined the practice of Frank Burnet & Bell, the name of the practice becoming Frank Burnet Bell & Partners in 1961. Hill was in charge of the branch office in Greenock after 1963. Hill does not appear in the RIBA Directory of 1979, suggesting he had retired by then.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Garshangan, By Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1954 *After 1956 
Item 2 of 2Morven, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1963 *After 1970 

* 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 1Frank Burnet Bell & PartnersBefore 1963 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 181960Canniesburn Hospital, Geriatric UnitBearsden GlasgowScotland120-bed geriatric unit addded
Item 2 of 181960Factory for Enfield Standard Power Cables, WestburnCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 181960Head office of Stenhouse Holdings Ltd  GlasgowScotlandModernisation of office
Item 4 of 181960Linnwood High SchoolLinnwood Renfrewshire  
Item 5 of 181960Royal Hospital for Sick ChildrenYorkhill GlasgowScotlandAdmission block, laboratory block, doctors' and nurses' residences added
Item 6 of 181960University of Glasgow(?), regional physics building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 181964Cairnbaan HotelCairnbaan ArgyllScotlandFlat-roofed restaurant added
Item 8 of 181964St Joseph's Primary SchoolMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 9 of 181967British Linen Bank  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 181967British Linen BankKillearn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 11 of 181967House for F A DonaldsonKilbarchan RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 12 of 181967House for D A KerrGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 181967Restaurant, West Regent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 181967Sports HallLargs AyrshireScotland 
Item 15 of 181968Convent for the Order of Notre DameDowanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 181968Convent for the Order of Notre DameCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 181968Telephone Engineering CentreRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 181968Telephone ExchangeNewton Mearns RenfrewshireScotlandExtension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp142
Item 2 of 4RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership