Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles James Halley
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Nothing is yet known of Charles James Halley, but his style suggests that, like James Mitchell White Halley, he was articled to Thomson & Sandilands. He may have been related to the Halleys of Halley's Industrial Motors Ltd, Yoker which was in business from 1906 to 27 and its predecessor firm the Glasgow Motor Lorry Co, in business between 1903 and 1906. Hamilton Neil joined Halley as assistant c.1905, becoming his partner in 1906. They practised in Glasgow and Clydebank. Although the practice survived the Finance Act of 1909 and flourished as late as 1912, the partnership was dissolved on 31 May 1914. Halley thereafter practised from 248 West George Street, while Neil retained the office in St Vincent Street.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4157, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness *31 May 1914 
Item 2 of 4153, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1909 *  
Item 3 of 465, Kilbowie Street, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19091914 
Item 4 of 46, Broomhill Avenue`, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1914 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Halley & Neil190631 May 1914Partner 
Item 2 of 2Thomson & SandilandsBefore 1906Before 1906Apprentice(?)Possibly

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Hamilton Neilc. 19051906Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 201905Argyle Motor WorksAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 2 of 201905Garage, Berkeley Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 201906Dumbarton County Buildings, court and prisonDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and additions (new wing)
Item 4 of 20After 1906Dalmuir Police BuildingsDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 5 of 20After 1906Dalnotter Cemetery, lodge and mortuary etcDalnotter DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 6 of 20After 1906Radnor Park Police StationRadnor Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 201907Free High Church and hallsDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 8 of 201907Free High Church and hallsGovan GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 9 of 201907Halley's Industrial Motor Works and officesYoker GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 201908EastertonHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of dormer
Item 11 of 201908Old Kilpatrick Police BuildingsOld Kilpatrick DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 12 of 201908Police Station and OfficesClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 13 of 201908Temple Parish Church Manse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 201908Western Motor Company's offices and garage   Scotland 
Item 15 of 201909Abercorn Football Club Pavilion and GrandstandPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 201909Drapery and Furnishing WarehousePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 201909Villa, Greenlaw AvenuePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 18 of 201910Renfrew Parish Council ChambersScotstoun Glasgow/RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 201912Shettleston Co-operative Premises and HallsShettleston GlasgowScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 20 of 201912Shop and saloon, Neilston StreetPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture   
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Gazette6 April 1915  p529