Basic Biographical Details

Name: James McGlashen Ross
Born: 1850
Died: 1917
Bio Notes: James McGlashen Ross was born in 1850 and articled to David Rhind at the relatively late age of twenty, working with him on court-houses, prisons, banks, churches, mansion houses and schools. He moved to London in 1876 as assistant to John James Stevenson, with whom he remained until 1889, latterly as principal assistant. He then moved to the office of Thomas Chatfeild Clarke as managing assistant, remaining in the same office with Thomas Chatfeild's son Howard Chatfeild Clarke after the elder Clarke's death in 1895, whilst also carrying on a limited independent practice.

James McGlashen's son, Hugh Alexander Ross, joined the Chatfeild Clarke practice as apprentice in 1902, training under his father. Hugh was admitted ARIBA in 1906 and was probably instrumental in persuading his father to apply for Licentiateship, being one of his proposers when he was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his other proposers being Clarke and Francis William Troup. James McGlashen's nomination paper states that he had travelled in the Low Countries and France.

James McGlashen Ross died early in 1918 or late in 1917.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2114, Godolphin Road, Shepherds Bush, London, EnglandPrivateBefore 1909After 1914 
Item 2 of 2102, Bishopsgate, London, EnglandBusiness1912 *  

* 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 4David Rhind18701876Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4John James Stevenson18761885 or 1886Assistant 
Item 3 of 4John James Stevenson1885 or 18861889Principal Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Thomas Chatfeild Clarke1889After 1912Managing Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Howard Chatfeild Clarke24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Hugh Alexander Ross24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Francis William Troup24 June 1912for Licentiateship

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 81873Lerwick Sheriff Court and PrisonLerwickMainlandShetlandScotlandAs apprentice to David Rhind
Item 2 of 81875Caddonfoot Parish ChurchCaddonfoot SelkirkshireScotlandExtensions - probably involved, as apprentice to David Rhind
Item 3 of 8After 1876Interiors of mail steamers for Orient Steamship Company    As assistant to John James Stevenson
Item 4 of 81882Free ChurchCrieff PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to John James Stevenson
Item 5 of 81883St Leonard's Free ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to John James Stevenson
Item 6 of 81886University Chemical LaboratoriesCambridge CambridgeshireEnglandAs assistant to John James Stevenson
Item 7 of 81887St John's CollegeOxford OxfordshireEnglandRestoration - as assistant to John James Stevenson
Item 8 of 81888Christ's CollegeCambridge CambridgeshireEnglandRestoration/new east range at Third Court: intended to be three-sided, not completed


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalMarch 1918 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v25 no2076