Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Bartholomew
Born: 23 April 1903
Died: 1970
Bio Notes: George Bartholomew was born on 23 April 1903 in Polmont. He was educated at the Victoria and High Schools in Falkirk and after was articled to James Strang of Falkirk in November 1918, the firm becoming Strang & Wilson in 1922 when Strang took his nephew Robert Wilson into partnership. Bartholomew studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1921. In 1927 he passed the final RIBA exam and gained a distinction in his thesis ‘The planning and construction of factory buildings with special reference to cast iron foundries’. He remained with James Strang as assistant until December of that year.

In January 1928 he left Strang's office to work for Professor Thomas Harold Hughes at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow. He passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh in July 1929, and was admitted ARIBA later that year, his proposers being Hughes, James Lochhead and Alexander Nisbet Malcolm. At that time he was still living in Falkirk, at 8 Campfield Street.

In 1930 he was appointed to Stirling County Council Architects Department and by the time he left he was Senior Assistant to the County Architect. In 1944 he was appointed County Architect for Dumfriesshire.

He was elected ARIAS in 1955.

Bartholomew died in 1970.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 48, Campfield Street, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1929 *  
Item 2 of 4County Architect's Office, Spittal Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 3 of 4County Architect, County Buildings, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *After 1953 
Item 4 of 4Drumclair, Johnstone Park, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1955 *  

* 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 4James StrangNovember 19181922Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Strang & Wilson1922December 1927Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 4Thomas Harold HughesJanuary 1928 Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 4Dumfries County Council Architect and Master of Works Department19441968Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1929for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James LochheadLate 1929for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Nisbet MalcolmLate 1929for 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 201951Children's Home, Markland MoffatMarkland Moffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 2 of 201951Lincluden SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 3 of 201952Housing, Sanquar  DumfriesshireScotlandNew build
Item 4 of 201952New school, TraquairTraquair DumfriesshireScotlandNew school
Item 5 of 201952Public school, LocharbriggsLocharbriggs DumfriesshireScotlandTo prepare plans for new school
Item 6 of 2012 December 1952Old People's Home, LockerbieLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandTo prepare plans
Item 7 of 2027 March 1953Housing, BeattockBeatoock DumfriesshireScotlandTo prepare plans for 80 houses
Item 8 of 2027 March 1953Moreton Academy, Dumfriesshire  DumfriesshireScotlandTo prepare plans for additions
Item 9 of 203 April 1953Langholm AcademyLangholm DumfriesshireScotlandTo prepare plans for addition
Item 10 of 203 April 1953Moffat AcademyMoffat DumfriesshireScotlandTo prepare plans for addition
Item 11 of 201954Kelloholm SchoolKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 12 of 201 February 1957New houses at LangholmLangholm DumfriesshireScotlandBuilder p252
Item 13 of 2022 March 195789 houses, Glasgow RoadDumfries  Scotlandper Builder p572
Item 14 of 201960Lochside SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 15 of 201962St Teresa's SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 16 of 201963Laurieknowe School, MaxwelltownDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandFlat-roofed additions - as County Architect
Item 17 of 201963Lockerbie AcademyLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 18 of 201964St Ninian's SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 19 of 201966HousingBeattock DumfriesshireScotlandAs Chief Architect
Item 20 of 201967SchoolHolywood DumfriessahireScotlandAs County Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p604
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Builder16 November 1951  p696
Item 2 of 10Builder27 June 1952  p988
Item 3 of 10Builder25 July 1952  p148
Item 4 of 10Builder1 August 1952  p180
Item 5 of 10Builder12 December 1952  p892
Item 6 of 10Builder27 March 1953  p509
Item 7 of 10Builder3 April 1953  p549
Item 8 of 10Builder29 May 1953  p849
Item 9 of 10Builder23 October 1953  p640
Item 10 of 10Falkirk Herald22 July 1944   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Steven RobbInformation via website Sent December 2015.
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4362 (combined box 10)