Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Sherriffs Joss
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 July 1904
Bio Notes: William Sherriffs Joss was born on 14 July 1904 and was articled to Sutherland & George of Aberdeen on 16 April 1919. After serving a five-year apprenticeship there he spent a year as assistant to George Watt before becoming a full-time student at Gray's School of Art, where he received his diploma in June 1927. He then returned to Watt's office for a further two years, subsequently working for Robert Leslie Rollo before moving to Sunderland in 1930. There he obtained a position as an architectural assistant to the Borough Surveyor of Sunderland, post which he held at least until the time of his admittance as LRIBA on 2 December 1935, Rollo being his sole proposer.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 131, East Grange, Sunderland, County Durham, EnglandPrivate1935 *  

* 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 5Sutherland & George16 April 19191924Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5George Watt19241925Assistant 
Item 3 of 5George Watt19271929Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Robert Leslie Rollo19291930Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Sunderland Borough Surveyor's Department1930 Assistant 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Graham Potts via website
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4505 (combined box 18)