Basic Biographical Details

Name: Leadbetter & Smith
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1861
Ended: 1863 or c. 1864
Bio Notes: Charles Leadbetter was born at Innerleithen c.1813. Nothing is known of his training but c.1861 he was in partnership with James W Smith. Their office was then at 38 Hanover Street in Edinburgh. James W Smith left Leadbetter's office to set up his own practice at 13 South Frederick Street in the mid-1860s, but it proved short-lived.

Leadbetter died on 26 February 1888, aged 74. His relationship, if any, to Thomas Leadbetter is unknown, but the Directories show that in the mid-1880s the practices were quite separate, Charles being based at 7 St Andrew's Place and Thomas at 122 George Street. In his final years Charles is shown at his house in Mayfield Road only indicating that the practice was being wound down.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 138, Hanover Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 18611863 or c. 1864 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Charles Leadbetterc. 1861Mid 1860sPartner 
Item 2 of 4James W Smithc. 1861Mid 1860sPartner 
Item 3 of 4George Wilson1862 Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4Peter Lyle Barclay Henderson1863 Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 3186010 John StreetPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 31861Magdalene AsylumDalry EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 3 of 3186367 The PromenadePortobello EdinburghScotlandAdditions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories