Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harold Haynes Matthews
Born: 12 November 1892
Died: 15 September 1975
Bio Notes: Harold Haynes Matthews was born on 12 November 1892. He joined the staff of the Midland Railway in October 1913, being promoted to senior assistant in 1935, principal assistant in 1948 and Regional Architect in 1954.

He was elected FRIBA in mid-1954, his proposers being Henry Holland, J Newton Thorpe and another. He was responsibnle for a large number of new stations in England for the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company and alterations to various railway hotels in Scotland.

Matthews died on 15 September 1975 in Chichester.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 120, Lemsford Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1954 *  

* 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 4London Midland and Scottish Railway CompanyOctober 1913 Assistant 
Item 2 of 4London Midland and Scottish Railway Company1935 Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 4London Midland and Scottish Railway Company1948 Principal Assistant 
Item 4 of 4London Midland and Scottish Railway Company1954 Divisional ArchitectRegional architect

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 41930Caledonian Hotel  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 2 of 41930Central Station Hotel  GlasgowScotlandAlterations - as architect with the London Midland and Scottish Railway Co
Item 3 of 41930Kyle of Lochalsh Station HotelKyle of Lochalsh Ross & CromartyScotlandAs architect with the Railway Company- rebuilding
Item 4 of 41930Turnberry Hotel and Railway StationTurnberry AyrshireScotlandStaff hostel added


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 no4940 (Combined Box 44)