Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Jamieson Lamb
Born: 1817
Died: 28 September 1872
Bio Notes: James Jamieson Lamb was born in 1817, presumably the son of the J Lamb who repaired Paisley Abbey in 1828. Nothing is known of his early training but he was sufficiently well-placed to be able to marry Sarah Rebecca Barr on 2 April 1844 and must have been an architect of some standing in Paisley by 1848 when he received the commission for the Government School of Design there. He took his son James Barr Lamb into partnership in or about 1863, the practice having the title of J & J Lamb. He died at his home, Underwood Cottage, Paisley on 27 September 1872, leaving the substantial moveable estate of 7,982 9s 4d, more than many of the leading Glasgow practitioners. The will of his second son, Ludovic Houstoun Lamb, who died prematurely in 1889, notes that his father was both architect and iron merchant. James Jamieson Lamb's practice was continued by his son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 26, St James Place, Paisley, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1868 *  
Item 2 of 2Underwood Cottage, Paisley, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1872 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1J & J LambBefore 18631872Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1William Youngc. 18571859Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 61848School of DesignPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 61863Oakshaw SchoolPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 3 of 61864George A Clark Town HallPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandFirst scheme - unexecuted
Item 4 of 61867Hall at JohnstoneJohnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 61868Renfrew Municipal Buildings (Town Hall)Renfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 61869George A Clark Town HallPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandSecond scheme - unexecuted


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Paisley Sheriff Court SC58/42/40 (for James Jamieson Lamb and ) and Sc58/42/54 and Sc58/45/6 (for Sarah Barr)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Herald28 September 1872  Obituary Check this