J. J. Stevenson

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For the geologist, see J. J. Stevenson (geologist).

John James Stevenson (1831–1908), often referred to as J. J. Stevenson, was a British architect of the late-Victorian era.


Stevenson was born at Glasgow, the son of James Stevenson, a merchant of Glasgow and his wife Jane Stewart Shannan, daughter of Alexander Shannan, merchant of Greenock. He studied with David Bryce and Sir George Gilbert Scott. He practised architecture in Glasgow and, from 1870, in London. He is particularly associated with the British Queen Anne revival style.

Author of the architecture text, House Architecture (1880), Stevenson also wrote on town planning and the preservation of historic buildings, criticising the "dull and uninteresting" architecture of his age and the "infatuation for making streets straight".[1]

He also designed the interiors of several ocean liners.[1]

His siblings included Flora Stevenson, James Cochran Stevenson and Louisa Stevenson.


Stevenson's work in Scotland was mainly ecclesiastical, including the design of churches in Gilmerton, Crieff, Perth, Stirling, and Glasgow.[2] His work in England was mainly domestic and educational buildings in London, Oxford and Cambridge.

His buildings include:


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