Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Christopher Rogerson
Born: 21 January 1895
Bio Notes: James Christopher Rogerson was born on 21 January 1895 at Blindhillbush, Lockerbie and was articled to Robert Douglas of Lockerbie on 30 June 1911. His training was interrupted by war service from 8 January 1915 to 19 March 1919 and, Douglas having been killed in the war, Rogerson completed his apprenticeship from 26 May 1919 to 31 January 1921 in the office of Cook & Hamilton in Paisley. He then obtained a post as assistant to Thomas Graham Abercrombie in the same town, leaving him in May 1924 to join Maclaren Soutar Salmond of Dundee as senior assistant to.

He moved on 14 July 1928 to Northern Ireland, where he was appointed assistant architect (class II) in the Works Department of the Ministry of Finance. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 3 December 1934, his proposers being Charles Geddes Soutar, William Salmond and Roland Ingleby Smith. In 1938 he worked for the District Office of Works, Coleraine, but by 1946 had returned to the Department of Works and Public Buildings, Ministry of Finance, Belfast where he continued to work until the late 1950s. He is no longer entered in the Kalendar for 1960-61.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Blindhillbush, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1895 Place of birth
Item 2 of 2Hazeldene, Heatherlee Avenue, Port Stewart, County Derry, Northern IrelandPrivate1934 *  

* 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 8Robert Douglas30 June 191131 December 1914ApprenticeWith the exception of war service, 8 January 1915 to 19 March 1919
Item 2 of 8Cook & Hamilton26 May 191931 January 1921Apprentice 
Item 3 of 8Thomas Graham Abercrombie1 February 19211923Assistant 
Item 4 of 8Abercrombie & Maitland192310 May 1924Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Maclaren Soutar Salmond12 May 192412 July 1928Senior Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Ministry of Finance Architect's Department, (or Department of Works & Public Buildings) Government of Northern Ireland14 July 1928After 1934AssistantAssistant Architect (Class II)
Item 7 of 8District Office of Works, Coleraine19381939Assistant 
Item 8 of 8Ministry of Finance Architect's Department, (or Department of Works & Public Buildings) Government of Northern Ireland1946Late 1950sArchitect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Salmond3 December 1934for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Roland Ingleby Smith3 December 1934for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Geddes Soutar3 December 1934for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5RIBA1938The RIBA Kalendar 1938-1939 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1956Kalendar 1956-57   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

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 no4420 (box 13)