Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Miss) Jean Gordon Welsh
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 November 1930
Died: 31 March 2009
Bio Notes: Miss Jean Gordon Welsh was born on 5 November 1930, the daughter of James Roy Gibson Welsh, analytical chemist, and his wife Jeannie Wilson Gordon. She studied at Glasgow School of Art (her degree later being upgraded to BArch at the University of Strathclyde) and was elected ARIBA and ARIAS in 1955. In the following year she joined William Nimmo in practice as William Nimmo & Partners with an office in Wishaw. A mention in the obituary of Clara Charleson Reimann, who executed a house for Welsh based on her initial drawings during her retirement, suggests that she may have worked for Inverclyde District Council Architect's Department until retiring in 1996.

She died on 31 March 2009 at Inverclyde Royal Hospital. She was not married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Ashburne Lodge/63, Shore Road, Innellan, Argyll, ScotlandPrivate 2009 
Item 2 of 440, Highburgh Road, Dowanhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1954 *After 1970 
Item 3 of 415, Queen's Crescent, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1979 *  
Item 4 of 47, Fitzroy Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness(?)Before 1987After 1994 

* 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 1William Nimmo & Partners1956After 1994Partner 

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 33 Westwood Parish ChurchEast Kilbride  Scotland 
Item 2 of 331952Carnwadric Church and Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 331956Barlanark Greyfriars Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 331961Motherwell and Wishaw Civic CentreMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - placed second
Item 5 of 331962North British Locomotive Company OfficesSpringburn GlasgowScotlandConversion of offices to College of Engineering
Item 6 of 331964Church of Scotland Halls, Ryehill Road  GlasgowScotlandExtension to hall
Item 7 of 331964Garrian HotelMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 331965Industrial buildings for United GlassBaillieston GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 331968Golden Circle HotelBathgate West LothianScotlandOriginal design and extension
Item 10 of 331968Hendersons Department Store  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 331970Block of buildings, 29-31 St Andrew Square for the Norwich Union  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 331971Community CentreArmadale West LothianScotland 
Item 13 of 331972Braeval DistilleryChapeltown of Glenlivet MorayshireScotland 
Item 14 of 331973116-128 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 331973Scottish Television Studio and OfficesCowcaddens GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 331975Community CentreWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 331975Distillery at Alt A BhainneGlenrinnes, Dufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 18 of 33c. 1975Community CentreCarnwadric GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 33c. 1975Hotel for Centre Hotels (Cranston) Ltd  LiverpoolEngland 
Item 20 of 33c. 1975Hotel for Centre Hotels (Cranston) Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 33c. 1975Marshall's chicken processing factoryCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 33c. 1975Primary schoolKirkliston West LothianScotland 
Item 23 of 33c. 1975Regional Police HeadquartersClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 24 of 33c. 1975Warehouses for House of Fraser, Argyll and Jamaica Streets  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 25 of 331979Deans Community SchoolLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 26 of 331980s(?)Royal Naval BaseFaslane Renfrewshire/DunbartonshireScotland£400m refit
Item 27 of 33Before 1981BenRiach Glenlivet DistilleryGlenlivet BanffshireScotlandNew building?
Item 28 of 33Before 1981Marshall's chicken processing factoryNewbridge West LothianScotland 
Item 29 of 33Before 1981Recreational centre and canteen for BP ChemicalsGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 30 of 33Before 1981Recreational centre and canteen for BP Chemicals  HullEngland 
Item 31 of 33Before 1981Tesco superstoreKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 32 of 33Before 1981Tesco superstorePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 33 of 33After 1996House for Jean WelshInellan ArgyllScotlandOutline drawings (project executed by Carla and Ernst Reimann)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp146
Item 2 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly2011AutumnRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.97: obituary of Clara Charleson Reimann (née Firth), who knew Welsh and designed her house

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 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership