Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Ernest Gordon Halford
Born: 28 October 1917
Died: 1 April 1986
Bio Notes: John Ernest Gordon Halford was born on 28 October 1917, the son of Frederick Ignatius Halford, fitting engineer, and his wife Lilian May Collins. He was elected ARIBA in 1952 and ARIAS in 1964. He joined Fife County Architects Department Education Department between 1954 and 1960. He remained with the County Council until the 1970s. By 1980 he would appear to have retired from his post with the Local Authority and to be operating a small private practice from his home.

He died at the Adamson Hospital, Cupar, on 1 April 1986. He was survived by his second wife Jessie Gray MacCallum (his first wife was Josephine Mary Power).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Flat no I, Tankerville, Owls Road, Boscombe, Hampshire, EnglandPrivate1954 *  
Item 2 of 331, Edenbank Road, Cupar, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1964  
Item 3 of 3The Coach House, Dalgairn, Cupar, Fife, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1980 *1986 

* 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 1Fife County Architect's Departmentc. 1952After 1970Architect 

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 7 Rosslyn School, GallatownGallatown, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions - are the school office area, the dining room which also serves as the P.E. and Assembly Hall, and the staffroom area.
Item 2 of 71952Kirkcaldy High School, Dunnikier ParkKirkcaldy FifeScotlandProject architect with Fife County Education Architects Department - for Phase I
Item 3 of 71957Kirkcaldy High School, Technical and Elementary SchoolsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations - as project architect with Fife County Education Architects Departmernt
Item 4 of 71950s or 1960sTechnical Higher Grade and Primary SchoolDunfermline FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations - as project architect with Fife County Education Architects Department
Item 5 of 71960Bell-Baxter High SchoolCupar FifeScotlandAs project architect with Fife County for Phase 1
Item 6 of 71966Kirkcaldy High School, Technical and Elementary SchoolsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandNew building - joint project architect with Dennis Forder?
Item 7 of 71979Dalgety Bay West Primary SchoolDalgety Bay FifeScotlandAs project architect with Fife Regional Council Architects Department


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1980Directory of Practices 1980   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder19 September 1952  p417

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership