Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Westwood Taylor
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 January 1927
Bio Notes: James Westwood Taylor was born on 27 January 1927, the son of Henry Smith Westwood Taylor, rubber worker, and his wife, Mary Hamilton Campbell who had married in Edinburgh in 1920. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1950 and was admitted ARIBA in 1959 (and ARIAS in 1964). He was working in the practice Rowand Anderson & Paul but appears also to have had a private practice from 23 Chester Street, Edinburgh which may also have been his home. He had moved his office to 65 York Place by 1979. He retired between 1984 and 1994.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 313, Bruntsfield Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1960  
Item 2 of 316, Broomhill Avenue, Penicuik, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate19641965 
Item 3 of 323, Chester Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business1970 *  

* 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 2Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulBefore 1965 *After 1970Architect 
Item 2 of 2James Taylor Partnership1975 *1980sPartner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership