Basic Biographical Details

Name: John James Smith
Died: 1915
Bio Notes: John James Smith was articled to Charles Smith of Reading (who may or may not have been a relative) from 1863 to 1868, remaining a further ten months as assistant. He subsequently worked for four-and-a-half years as assistant to Thomas Smith Lansdown of Swindon. He commenced independent practice there in 1873 and was admitted ARIBA on 20 March 1882, his proposers being Smith, John Pollard Seddon and Benjamin Ferrey. He was architect to the Great North of Scotland Railway by 1898, leaving the post in 1900 when he was succeeded by James Lowson. By 1914 he had moved to Bideford, Devon. He died in 1915.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 25, Station Road, New Swindon, Wiltshire, EnglandPrivate/business1881 *  
Item 2 of 225, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, Devon, EnglandPrivate/business1914 *  

* 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 4Charles Smith18631868Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Charles Smith18681868 or 1869Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Thomas Smith Lansdown1868 or 18691873Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Great North of Scotland Railway Company Architect's DepartmentAfter 18811900Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Benjamin Ferrey20 March 1882for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Pollard Seddon20 March 1882for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Smith20 March 1882for Associateship

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 1c. 1898Cruden Bay HotelCruden Bay AberdeenshireScotlandWorking for Great North of Scotland Railway Company


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

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 A v8 p132 (microfiche 32/F2)