Basic Biographical Details

Name: British Railways Architects (Architects Department, British Rail)
Designation: Architectural Department (New Towns etc)
Bio Notes:  

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural department (new towns etc):
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5222, Marylebone Road, London, EnglandBusiness1952 * London office
Item 2 of 5St Enoch Station Buildings, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1953 * Glasgow office
Item 3 of 5King's Cross Station, London, EnglandBusiness1960 * London office
Item 4 of 5Euston, London, EnglandBusiness1960 * Euston office
Item 5 of 5Buchanan House/58, Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1974 * Glasgow office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural department (new towns etc) (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 13George Fraser Simpson Webster  Architectin Glasgow office
Item 2 of 13Ian Morrison Dyce   in Glasgow office
Item 3 of 13William Colquhoun Harrison  Architect 
Item 4 of 13Mark FentonFebruary 1947August 1948Architect 
Item 5 of 13James ('Jim') Henry JohnsonLate 1959April 1961 or May 1961 in London office
Item 6 of 13Major Alexander Mather Boal1960s  Regional architect BR Scottish region
Item 7 of 13M C Purbrik1960s EngineerChief civil engineer BR Scottish Region
Item 8 of 13John Abercromby ArthurBefore 1960 ArchitectRegional Architect
Item 9 of 13Douglas ('Doug') StonelakeLate 1960Late 1962  
Item 10 of 13Anthony Freeman19681971Senior Architectural Technicianin York office
Item 11 of 13Anthony Freeman19721974AssistantEmployed as assistant architect during the summer vacations
Item 12 of 13James Scott Johnston1974 *  in Glasgow office
Item 13 of 13Ronald Duncan McIntyre1979 * ArchitectBritish Rail Regional Architect, Glasgow office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This architectural department (new towns etc) 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 125 December 1952Central Station Hotel  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 2 of 1226 December 1952Thornton Junction Railway StationThornton FifeScotlandReconstruction of marshalling yard
Item 3 of 126 February 1953Offices of British Railways, Elmbank Street  GlasgowScotlandNew offices
Item 4 of 12After 1960District electric railway depotWalsall StaffordshireEnglandUnexecuted designs
Item 5 of 12After 1960Willesden Junction railway control depotWillesden LondonEngland 
Item 6 of 121960 or 1961Railway control depotRugby WarwickshireEngland 
Item 7 of 1225 March 1966Development of shops and flats, Merry and Brandon StreetsMotherwell & Wishaw LanarkshireScotlandPresumed to be Scottish division of British Rail but not definite. Responsible for preparing plans with Murrayfield Real Estate Co. Ltd
Item 8 of 121967Perth Joint StationPerth PerthshireScotlandReconstruction proposed
Item 9 of 12Late 1960sCharing Cross Railway Station  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 121978HarbourStranraer WigtownshireScotlandWest Pier
Item 11 of 121985Falkirk Grahamston Railway StationGrahamston West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 121987Railway StationOban ArgyllScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural department (new towns etc):
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 February 1953  p257
Item 2 of 2Building11 August 1967  p110

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural department (new towns etc):
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Douglas StonelakeInterview of Douglas Stonelake by Jessica Taylor, 4 November 2008 in Glasgow  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Scott Johnston: A no8202 (combined box 205)