Basic Biographical Details

Name: King Main & Ellison
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1964
Bio Notes: In 1947 John Thomson King took over the practice James Austen Laird & Partners and the firm then practised as J T King. About a year later Thomas Bell Main was taken into partnership and in the 1950s Eric Doig Ellison joined them as partner. In 1955 the practice name changed to J Thomson King & Partners and in 1964 it became King Main & Ellison. In 1971 James S Inglis was taken into partnership followed by Hugh Taylor and Robert Barbour in 1978.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1960s  
Item 2 of 5110, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  
Item 3 of 5114, West Campbell Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1975 *  
Item 4 of 572, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessLate 1970sAfter 1987 
Item 5 of 579, Blythswood Street, Glasgow, DenmarkBusiness1994 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 6John Thomson King1964 Partner 
Item 2 of 6Eric Doig Ellison1964After 1968Partner 
Item 3 of 6Thomas Bell Main1964After 1970Partner 
Item 4 of 6James Sinclair Inglis1971After 1994Partner 
Item 5 of 6Robert Barbour1976 Partner 
Item 6 of 6Hugh Grant Taylor1976 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 401960sBlairdardie Primary SchoolDrumchapel GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 401960sEpic House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 401960s(?)Faifley School     
Item 4 of 401960s(?)Windlaw Primary SchoolCastlemilk GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 401960Tenements, Clune ParkPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotlandModernisation
Item 6 of 401963Bellshill AcademyBellshill LanarkshireScotlandModernisation and extension - Eric Doig Ellison as partner in charge
Item 7 of 401964Larkfield Primary SchoolLarkfield, Greenock RenfrewshireScotlandbegun under J Thomson King & Partners; completed under this practice title; Eric Doig Ellison as partner in charge
Item 8 of 401964Springhill Primary SchoolBarrhead  ScotlandEric Doig Ellison as partner in charge
Item 9 of 401964Stamperland ChurchClarkston RenfrewshireScotlandBegun under J Thomson King & Partners; completed under this practice title; Ellison as partner in charge
Item 10 of 401965Fitzpatrick House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 401965Orchardpark ChurchGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 12 of 401967Multi-storey carpark  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 401967Sewage treatment works, offices etc     
Item 14 of 401968Lightburn Hospital, administration block  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 401968Proposed Central Mosque for Pakistani community in Glasgow  GlasgowScotlandEric Doig Ellison as partner in charge
Item 16 of 401968Regional Sports CentreBlairdardie GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 401969Aged persons' hostel  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 401969Radnor Park Parish ChurchClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 19 of 40After 1969Housing for SSHA  GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 40After 1969Old Person's HomeEasterhouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 40After 1969Old persons homeAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 22 of 401970164 units of housing for Glasgow Corporation  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 401970Old Person's HomeStrathmore GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 401970Old Person's HomeCraigend GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 401971Insurance Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 401971St Luke's ChurchMilngavie GlasgowScotland 
Item 27 of 401973208 units of housing for Stevenston BurghStevenston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 401973Law HospitalCarluke LanarkshireScotlandSurgical theatres
Item 29 of 401973Scottish Amicable Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 401974218 units of housing for Glasgow Corporation  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 401974Supermarket for G & P MerchantsStevenston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 32 of 401974Supermarket for G & P MerchantsBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 33 of 401974Supermarket for G & P MerchantsDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 34 of 401974Supermarket for G & P Merchants  Newscastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 35 of 401974Tenements, Old Swan  GlasgowScotlandModernisation
Item 36 of 401977Housing, Hartlaw Crescent  GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 401977NFU Mutual Assurance Society offices  GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 401980Exhibition stand for NFU Assurance SocietyIngliston West LothianScotland 
Item 39 of 401980Industrial development for Cambuslang BSC Ltd IndustrialCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 40 of 401982Corunna House  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members