Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 February 1905
Died: Before 25 October 1976
Bio Notes: George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson (more commonly known as Lindsay Jamieson) was born on 3 February 1905, the son of Edinburgh architect Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson. Between 1923 and 1930 he attended Cambridge University and graduated BA Cantab before returning to Edinburgh to continue his studies at Edinburgh College of Art. During these early years he spent two short periods in architects' offices, first in that of Dick Peddie & Walker Todd and then in his father's firm of Jamieson & Arnott. In Spring 1929 he spent two months measuring and sketching in Rome, and in the following year he moved to London to seek wider experience with Sir Herbert Baker & A T Scott. Whilst in Baker's office he lived at 7 Woodcote Hall, Epsom, from which he conducted a small private practice. On 22 October 1932 he married Laura Margaret Mercer at the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.

He returned to Jamieson & Arnott in November 1935. By that time the practice was less busy than it had been, and in the following year the partnership was dissolved as a consequence of the elder Jamieson's enforced retirement through ill health, following which James Alexander Arnott had left to practise alone. Lindsay Jamieson then sought a merger with Dick Peddie & Walker Todd. He brought to them the Sydney Mitchell & Wilson archive, much of the Jamieson & Arnott archive and those clients who were his father's rather than Arnott's. The practice title then became Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson, letterheads of that time bearing the subhead 'incorporating Sydney Mitchell & Wilson' to leave no doubt that the Jamiesons had had the dominant financial interest in the Jamieson & Arnott partnership.

The practice conditions during the Second World War resulted in the merger of the Dick Peddie Todd & Jamieson and the Richardson & McKay practices in 1942, John Ross McKay having secured a lot of war work, perhaps more than he could find staff for. McKay quickly became the leading partner, particularly so after the death of Walker Todd on 29 April 1944, after which the firm continued as Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson. Jamieson was admitted LRIBA on 14 November 1944, his proposers being McKay, Robert Stirling Reid and Thomas Forbes Maclennan. McKay wrote in his supporting statement: 'he has made a diligent & earnest study of architecture & has carried out a number of excellent commissions with talent & satisfaction to our clients (as my junior partner)'.

David John Chisholm, another partner in the firm, died on 27 July 1949, and Lindsay Jamieson retired early c.1954. Not long thereafter McKay became ill and was hospitalised at Craig House, the practice being continued by Jamieson's chief assistant Stanley Kennedy and McKay's chief assistant Stanley W Edgar.

Jamieson died shortly before 25 October 1976. He was survived by his wife, Jean M Auldjo Jamieson, and also by a daughter, Mrs D E Roberts of Moidart House, Currie and a son, Peter L Auldjo Jamieson who lived in London.

The practice archive was purchased by RCAHMS in 1999.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 48, Albyn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness  Dick Peddie Todd & Jamieson address
Item 2 of 473, Ravelston Dykes Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1976 
Item 3 of 47, Woodcote Hall, Epsom, Surrey, EnglandPrivate/business1932 *  
Item 4 of 4Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessLate 1935  

* 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 6Auldjo Jamieson & ArnottAfter 19231930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddAfter 1923Before 1930Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6(Sir) Herbert Baker & A T Scott1930November 1935Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 6Auldjo Jamieson & ArnottNovember 19351936Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson19361944Partner 
Item 6 of 6Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson1944c. 1954Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Forbes Maclennan14 November 1944for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Ross McKay14 November 1944for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Stirling Reid14 November 1944for Licentiateship

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 1101930Bank of England  LondonEnglandReconstruction and heightening - as assistant ot Sir Herbert Baker
Item 2 of 1101930Glyn, Mills & Co Bank  LondonEnglandAs assistant to Sir Herbert Baker
Item 3 of 1101930India HouseAldwych LondonEnglandAs assistant to Sir Herbert Baker
Item 4 of 1101930Martin's Bank  LondonEnglandAs assistant to Sir Herbert Baker
Item 5 of 1101930South Africa HouseWestminster LondonEnglandAs assistant to Sir Herbert Baker
Item 6 of 1101932Boreham ManorChelmsford EssexEnglandAs assistant with Sir Herbert Baker and A T Scott
Item 7 of 1101932Exchange Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - ? - he was still an assistant at the time
Item 8 of 1101933The Drove HouseThornham NorfolkEnglandAs assistant to Sir Herbert Baker & A T Scott
Item 9 of 1101934Peebles Union PoorhousePeebles PeeblesshireScotlandExtension and rebuilding (as County Buildings)
Item 10 of 1101935217 Colinton Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 1101935County BuildingsLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 1101935GlenmoreKilmelford ArgyllScotlandReconstruction
Item 13 of 110193632, 34 Melville Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 14 of 11019367 St John's RoadLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 1101936British Linen BankLinlithgow West LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 16 of 1101936British Linen BankKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations to ground floor
Item 17 of 1101936British Linen BankCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 1101936British Linen BankSouth Morningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 1101936Caledonian HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 20 of 1101936Drumsheugh Baths  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 21 of 1101936Edinburgh Royal Lunatic Asylum  EdinburghScotlandFurther work?
Item 22 of 1101936Galashiels Liberal ClubGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandRenovation
Item 23 of 1101936Gibson Craig Memorial HallCurrie MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 24 of 1101936Grey HouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 25 of 1101936House for R A Dickson  MidlothianScotland 
Item 26 of 1101936House for W M MurphyNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 27 of 1101936Housing, Preston CrossPrestonpans East LothianScotland 
Item 28 of 1101936KinnairdGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 29 of 1101936LindoresBarnton EdinburghScotlandDouble garage
Item 30 of 1101936Police Station and housesNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 31 of 1101936Premises at the junction of Braid Road and Pentland Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 1101936Premises for J Aitchison & Co  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 33 of 1101936St Andrew and St Aidan's Episcopal Church  EdinburghScotlandChurch and proposals for hall
Item 34 of 1101936St Columba's ChurchBlackhall EdinburghScotlandChancel screen and panelling - NMRS says that he was involved at this date
Item 35 of 1101936Warehouse for Cowan & Co, West Register Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 36 of 1101937218 Easter Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 37 of 110193736 Newhaven Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 38 of 11019374 Clarendon Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 39 of 110193757 Holyrood Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 40 of 110193762 Fountainhall Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 41 of 1101937Bonded warehouse, 12-14 John's PlaceLeith EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 1101937British Linen BankFairmilehead EdinburghScotland 
Item 43 of 1101937CorrievarkieLoch Ericht PerthshireScotlandReinstatement
Item 44 of 1101937Gothenburg PubArmadale West LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 45 of 1101937Grove Biscuit Factory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 46 of 1101937House for D J Owen  EdinburghScotland 
Item 47 of 1101937Kinloch Anderson's premises  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 48 of 1101937Philp's Cockburn Hotel and other property, 1-29 Cockburn Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 49 of 1101937Police Headquarters and Sherriff CourtLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 50 of 1101937Premises at corner of Fountainbridge and Gardners' Crescent  EdinburghScotland 
Item 51 of 1101937Premises for Briggs & Son, asphaltersMurrayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 52 of 1101937Rock IbrisNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 53 of 1101937Royal BankKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 54 of 1101937Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Nurses' HomeMarch Hall EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 55 of 1101937Scottish Widows Property  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 56 of 1101937Stoneyhill, including lodge and stablesWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotlandProposed houses in the grounds of house
Item 57 of 1101937Villa for John FifeCramond EdinburghScotland 
Item 58 of 1101937Workers' housingWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 59 of 110193812 Charlotte Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 60 of 1101938(?)17 Magdala Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - by Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson or by McKay?
Item 61 of 11019382 Eton Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 62 of 110193821, 23 Marionville Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 63 of 110193830 Dick Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 64 of 110193836 Inverleith Row  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 65 of 1101938Bavelaw CastleBalerno MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 66 of 1101938Brunton Wire and Wire Ropes buildingMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 67 of 1101938Council housingWest Linton PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1101938Exhibition Halls, Waverley Market  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 69 of 1101938Happy Valley Tennis CentreCraiglockhart EdinburghScotland 
Item 70 of 1101938Kimmerghame House, and lodgeDuns BerwickshireScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 71 of 1101938Nenthorn HouseKelso BerwickshireScotlandAlterations
Item 72 of 1101938R & R Clark's Printing Office  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 73 of 1101938Ravenscraig MaltingsKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 74 of 1101938Royal Bank of ScotlandKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 75 of 1101938Scottish Provident Institution  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 76 of 1101938Transport Club  EdinburghScotland 
Item 77 of 1101938WellwyndTranent East LothianScotland 
Item 78 of 11019392 Henderson Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 79 of 1101939Edinburgh Burgess Golfing Society ClubhouseBarnton EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 80 of 1101939Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Infirmary  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 81 of 1101939Granton Tavern  EdinburghScotland 
Item 82 of 1101939Guildford Arms  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 83 of 1101939Kilravock LodgeGrange EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 84 of 1101939Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandExtensions
Item 85 of 1101939National Bank of ScotlandGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandDesigns produced
Item 86 of 1101939Premises for Thomson & Porteous  EdinburghScotland 
Item 87 of 1101939Standard Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandPlans for extension scheme - halted on declaration of war
Item 88 of 1101939Territorial Army HQ  EdinburghScotland 
Item 89 of 1101939United Free Church Offices  EdinburghScotlandAir raid shelter
Item 90 of 1101939Warehouse, Portland PlaceLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 91 of 1101939 or 1940Public tenement air raid shelters  Edinburgh?Scotland 
Item 92 of 1101941Convent of the Good ShepherdColinton EdinburghScotlandByre
Item 93 of 110c. 19416 Western Terrace, Corstorphine Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to dining room, bathroom and pantry, plus air-raid shelter
Item 94 of 110c. 1941Cowgatehead Free Church    Plans for alterations and additions to east for City Glass Co.
Item 95 of 1101942British Linen BankKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 96 of 1101944Arthur Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAdaptation as preparatory school and subdivision into two self-contained flats (unclear who did what, between Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid and Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson)
Item 97 of 1101944Stoneyhill, including lodge and stablesWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations to house
Item 98 of 11019459-11 Hope Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 99 of 1101945Killin HotelKillin PerthshireScotlandAddition of extra storey
Item 100 of 1101946TweedbankKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAddition of wing to east
Item 101 of 1101946ViewforthBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotlandAdditions and alterations - Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson in collaboration with Morton J H Cowie?
Item 102 of 110c. 1946Woodthorpe, House, Cottage and Laundry  EdinburghScotlandFurther alterations
Item 103 of 11019475 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAdditions, alterations, and subdivision into two separate houses and dental surgery - unclear whether Leadbetter firm or Dick Peddie firm or both carried out the work
Item 104 of 1101947British Vacuum Cleaner Company FactoryBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 105 of 1101947St Nicholas Church of ScotlandWester Hailes EdinburghScotlandRevised scheme
Item 106 of 1101947Telegraph Condenser Co Factory, Whiteside Industrial EstateBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 107 of 1101948Baddinsgill HouseWest Linton PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 108 of 110c. 1948Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 109 of 1101949Tenement block with shops at ground floor  EdinburghScotlandConversion of ground floor to public bar
Item 110 of 1101950Free Church Offices and Savings Bank  EdinburghScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman25 October 1932  p20 - marriage notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5653 (combined box 93) (includes death note)