Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Boyd Raeside
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 February 1910
Died: 1982
Bio Notes: James Boyd Raeside was born on 9 February 1910 . From February 1925 to August 1934 he was articled to J & H V Eaglesham while concurrently attending evening classes at Ayr Academy, which was afiliated to Glasgow Technical College. He moved to London in 1934 to a temporary post as technical architectural assistant with the hospitals section of London County Council. At the same time he attended evening classes at the Polytechnic in Regent Street.

In April 1935 he took another temporary post also as techncial architectural assistant with HMOW at Storeys Gate and worked on the design and construction of post office in London and the Home Counties. In January of the latter year he moved to the Miners' Welfare Commission in Romney House, Marsham Street, London and worked on pithead baths and miners' institutes. From January 1940 until 1946 he served in the RNVR and reached the rank of Lieutenant. In February 1946 he returned to the Miners Welfare Commission this time to Ashtead in Surrey. He stated in his Nomination Paper that he was to be recommended for a higher grade 'soon'.

He resigned from the RIBA in 1980 at which time he was living in Maidstone in Kent.

He died between July and September 1982 in Maidstone in Kent.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 213, Richmond Gardens, London, EnglandPrivate1946  
Item 2 of 2Miners' Welfare Commission/3, 5, 7, Old Queen Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness1946 *  

* 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 5J & H V Eaglesham13 July 192510 August 1934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)8 November 1934 AssistantTemporary Technical Assistant in housing section
Item 3 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)29 April 193525 January 1937AssistantTemporary Technical Architectural Assistant
Item 4 of 5Miners' Welfare Committee (or Miners' Welfare Commission), Mines Department, (National Coal Board Divisional Welfare)25 January 193712 January 1940AssistantArchitectural Assistant Grade II
Item 5 of 5Miners' Welfare Committee (or Miners' Welfare Commission), Mines Department, (National Coal Board Divisional Welfare)11 February 1946 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Austin Dempster3 September 1946For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Henry Forshaw3 September 1946For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3C G Kemp3 September 1946For Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no6120 (Combined Box 120)