James Robb Scott

1882 - 1965

Railway architect. Born in the Gorbals in Glasgow, Scott trained in Edinburgh and then obtained a job with an architectural practice in London. He joined the London and South Western Railway in 1907 and was responsible for much of the transformation of Waterloo Station as their grand terminus 1909-11, including the Victory Arch at its entrance. He rose to become Chief Architect of the successor company, the Southern Railway, in 1923. Scott was responsible for a number of new stations on their network and is particularly remembered as the designer of fine Art Deco stations in the 1930s, including Malden Manor, Richmond, Surbiton and Wimbledon.

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