James Edward Stott

Architect, Estate Agent
Place of Birth
  • Birth date           1877
  • Marriage (1)       19 September 1901 Nelly (or Nellie) Spencer at Todmorden. She died 15 February 1905 aged 28)
  • Marriage (2)       7 January 1909 to Helen Blackburn of Ferndale House at Todmorden
  • Death date         26 November 1946

James Edward Stott (known as Teddy) was born 1877 at Todmorden, the son of John and Emily Stott, (nee Horsfall) and was the nephew of the architect Jesse Horsfall, architect. He trained as an architect, presumably with Jesse Horsfall, and was elected Licentiate RIBA in 1910. From 1911 he advertised himself as both architect and estate agent. The latter occupied much of his time, with advertisements appearing frequently in the local press and he was also Agent for the Fieldings at Dobroyd Castle. Known architectural commissions are relatively few.

He married (I) Nellie Spencer, born 1877, the daughter of Joseph and Louisa Spencer, on 19 September 1901 and had a daughter, Kathleen (Kitty). Nellie Stott died on 15 February 1905 aged 28. In January 1909, he married (2) Helen Blackburn of Ferndale House, the granddaughter of Abraham Webster, master cabinet maker and cotton manufacturer of Old Shop Mill, in Todmorden. Together they had one child, a son, James Peter Stott who also qualified as an architect.

James Edward Stott died on 26 November 1946.

1920    Todmorden Open Air School (1)
1928    Proposed Casual Wards, Todmorden Workhouse
1930    Alterations: Walsden Parish Church
193o    Alterations: Walden Wesleyan Church
1934    Todmorden Open Air School (2)
1834    Alterations; Fox and Hounds inn, Todmorden
1936    Medical Centre
Carlton Ballroom Rochdale