Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Learmonth Harkess Walls
Born: 1902
Died: 1977
Bio Notes: George Learmonth Harkess Walls was articled to Robert Lorimer from 1919 to 1925. He was not a member of the RIBA. He worked as assistant to Barbour & Bowie and with various other practices. He formed a partnership with Stewart Kaye in Edinburgh from 1936. The practice virtually closed during the Second World War when Kaye became assistant Director of Emergency Works in Scotland, but re-opened after the war. By that date Kaye was in indifferent health and apparently conscious of being out of fashion. Walls practised on his own from 1945 and by at least 1951, if not earlier, Kaye was in partnership with his son.

About 1952 George Walls went into independent practice initially with an as yet unidentified ___ Duncan and later took William Cruichshank Ritchie, Ronald James Davidson and Andrew Landles into partnership. They had all been admitted ARIBA in the mid-1950s. Before 1970 Walls had retired and the practice was being run by the three other partners as George L H Walls & Partners.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 345, Hanover Square, Edinburgh, Scotland   Builder 17 September 1948 Page 345
Item 2 of 314, Hill Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1936 *  
Item 3 of 314, Great King Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessLate 1950s  

* 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 2Stewart Kaye & Walls1936Before 1951Partner 
Item 2 of 2Walls & Duncan1952 * Partner 

* 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 321937Bungalows, HillparkCraigcrook EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 321937Colinton Mains Housing EstateColinton Mains EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 321938Broomhouse Housing EstateBroomhouse EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 321939Cardboard box factory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 321939Lothian House  EdinburghScotlandOffices and showrooms for H M Office of Works to be added
Item 6 of 321948Lamont & Company Limited   EdinburghScotlandExtension. Walls named individually as architect
Item 7 of 321952Carrickknowe School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 321954Kinneil Primary SchoolBo'ness/Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 9 of 321950s or 1960s100 housesBonnyrigg and Lasswade MidlothianScotland 
Item 10 of 321950s or 1960s160 housesKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 11 of 321950s or 1960s236 houses for West Lothian County Council  West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 321950s or 1960s280 houses for the Local AuthorityBo'ness (Borrowstouness) West LothianScotland 
Item 13 of 321950s or 1960s508 houses, West Pilton  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 321950s or 1960s664 houses, Hyvot's BankGilmerton EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 321950s or 1960sBakery for British Bakeries Ltd  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 321950s or 1960sBritish Oxygen Company Ltd Factory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 321950s or 1960s(?)Cowgate Nursery School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 321950s or 1960sEdinburgh Savings Bank, Broxburn BranchBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 19 of 321950s or 1960sEdinburgh Savings Bank, Gorgie BranchGorgie EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 321950s or 1960sEdinburgh Savings Bank, Haymarket BranchHaymarket EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 321950s or 1960sEdinburgh Savings Bank, Leith BranchLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 321950s or 1960sEdinburgh Savings Bank, Livingston BranchLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 23 of 321950s or 1960sEdinburgh Savings Bank, Morningside Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 321950s or 1960sEdinburgh Savings Bank, Sighthill BranchSighthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 321950s or 1960sElectricity Board showroomKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 26 of 321950s or 1960sFactory for Butterworths Ltd  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 321950s or 1960sPrivate housing developmentCramond EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 321950s or 1960sPrivate housing developmentGattonside, Melrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 29 of 321960sHyvot's Bank Primary SchoolGilmerton EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 321965Morningside Free Church  EdinburghScotlandConversion to theatre
Item 31 of 32Early 1960sHoly Cross Primary School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 321960s or 1970s1100 houses for the Local AuthorityLoanhead MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3Register of Architects1958Register of Architects   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection Acc No 2000/46 (from Walls)