Basic Biographical Details

Name: Laurence Kirkpatrick Hall
Born: 1875
Died: 1950
Bio Notes: Laurence Kirkpatrick Hall was born in 1875 and articled to E M S Pilkington (not in the British Architectural Library/RIBA 'Directory of British Architects 1834-1914') for the years 1893-1895, completing his articles with William Douglas Caröe in 1895-96. He then returned to Pilkington, first as improver, and then from the following year as partner, remaining with him until 1900 when he commenced practice on his own account. At some point he travelled in France.

Hall was admitted FRIBA on 2 March 1908, his proposers being Edmund Walter Wimperis of London, Caröe, and William Laidlaw Carruthers of Inverness.

Hall's middle name and third proposer indicate that he had Scottish connections, while his home address suggests that he was comfortably off. His one known Scottish work, Sandwood, Nairn, is in a very competent Scots 17th-century style, similar to that of Walter Ramsay Davidson. The interior has refined Arts and Crafts woodwork with some 18th-century details.

Hall died in 1950.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 218, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, EnglandPrivate1908 *  
Item 2 of 239, Victoria Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1908After 1915 

* 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 4Ernest Milbourne Swinnerton Pilkington18931895Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Douglas Caröe18951896Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Ernest Milbourne Swinnerton Pilkington18961897Improver 
Item 4 of 4Pilkington & Hall18971900Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Laidlaw Carruthers2 March 1908for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3William Douglas Caröe2 March 1908for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Edmund Walter Wimperis2 March 1908for Fellowship

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 11907SandwoodDelnies, Nairn NairnshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

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 F v19 p95