Basic Biographical Details

Name: London Midland and Scottish Railway Company
Born: 1923
Bio Notes: The London Midland and Scottish Railway Company was formed in 1923 when the 123 railway companies of Britain were amalgamated into four principal companies, the others being the Great Western Railway, the London & North Eastern Railway, and the Southern Railway. The London Midland and Scottish Railway Company included the former Caledonian Railway and the Glasgow & South Western Railway, among others.

An architectural 'development group' was set up in the early 1940s by the then deputy architect to the LMS Railway's engineering and planning division, Leslie Martin (under C H Hamlyn). The development group was dedicated to the pursuit of research, standardisation and dimensional coordination, and designed, for example, an experimental steel-framed prefabricated station in 1945.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2St Enoch Station, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1930 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

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 19D McLellan  Architect 
Item 2 of 19Harold Haynes MatthewsOctober 1913 Assistant 
Item 3 of 19Matthew Adam1923 ArchitectDivisional Architect
Item 4 of 19William A Robb19231923Architect 
Item 5 of 19Robert Davidson Goodfellow19231924Assistant 
Item 6 of 19Joseph Arthur Smith1923After 1930ArchitectIn Inverness office, as Architect and Surveyor for the Highland District (north of Perth)
Item 7 of 19Hugh Macpherson1923After 1938Assistant 
Item 8 of 19Joseph McKay19301932Assistant 
Item 9 of 19Harold Haynes Matthews1935 Senior Assistant 
Item 10 of 19William Hill Smith1 February 1936After 1948Senior Assistant 
Item 11 of 19Joseph McKay19371939AssistantIn London
Item 12 of 19Horace James Dick HamiltonJune 1937September 1938AssistantIn Glasgow office
Item 13 of 19John Adam McMorlandc. 1938 Assistant 
Item 14 of 19(Sir) John Leslie Martin (known as Sir Leslie Martin)19391947Principal Assistant 
Item 15 of 19Robert AitchisonJanuary 1939April 1939Assistant 
Item 16 of 19Alex S G Geekie1939 or 1940 * Architect 
Item 17 of 19Richard Llewelyn Davies (Professor Lord)1942 Architect 
Item 18 of 19Harold Haynes Matthews1948 Principal Assistant 
Item 19 of 19Harold Haynes Matthews1954 Divisional ArchitectRegional architect

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 51923Gleneagles HotelGleneagles PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 51930Caledonian Hotel  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 51930Central Station Hotel  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 51930Kyle of Lochalsh Station HotelKyle of Lochalsh Ross & CromartyScotlandWith Harold Haynes Matthews as senior architect - rebuilding
Item 5 of 51930Turnberry Hotel and Railway StationTurnberry AyrshireScotlandStaff hostel added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp94-5