Basic Biographical Details

Name: Roy Gerard Walmesley
Designation: Architect
Born: 1926
Bio Notes: Roy Gerard Walmesley was born in 1926 in Clitheroe, the son of Cyril Walmesley, civil engineer, and his wife Ethnie Edmonds Hull. He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and remained there to study for the Diploma in Town Planning. He was elected ARIBA in 1954 and on 18 June of that year married Dorothy Mary Barbara Braggins, an art student, at St James the Less Episcopal Church, Penicuik. He joined the practice of Gordon & Dey as partner in 1962. By 1964 he was a representative of the Edinburgh chapter of the RIAS.

He left Gordon & Dey in 1990. In 1994 he was in practice as Walmesley & Savage in Edinburgh.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 61, Grosvenor Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1954 *  
Item 2 of 64, Albert Place, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 3 of 636, Heriot Row, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1957After 1979 
Item 4 of 652, Netherby Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness(?)1964 *  
Item 5 of 69, Park Crescent, Liberton, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1984After 1987 
Item 6 of 63, Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1994  

* 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 2Gordon & Dey19621990Partner 
Item 2 of 2Gordon & Dey Partnership1981 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 111960Electricity office and showroom  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 111960Moray House Training College  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions including new gymnasium
Item 3 of 11Mid 1960sHeriot-Watt University, Department of Brewing and Biochemistry  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 11197015-16 Abercromby Place  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction as offices behind facade
Item 5 of 11Before 1975Eventide Home for the Merchant Company of Edinburgh  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 11Before 1975Milton Road East Lodge, gates and scaliger railing  EdinburghScotlandSpecial care unit
Item 7 of 11Before 1975Newbattle House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 111980Inverkeithing Parish ChurchInverkeithing FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 9 of 111980Perth TheatrePerth PerthshireScotlandRe-seating, repairs, restoration. Partner in charge.
Item 10 of 111980St John's ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandRestoration. Job architect.
Item 11 of 111982George Heriot's Hospital  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Job architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp126
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p570
Item 3 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4 Image of Electricity Board Office and Showroom
Item 4 of 5Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 5 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership