Basic Biographical Details

Name: Patrick Auld
Designation: Architect
Born: 1850 or 1851
Died: Early 1889
Bio Notes: Patrick Auld was born in St Pancras Parish in London in about 1850, the son of Patrick Auld, teacher of drawing and painter, and his wife Mary who later moved to Aberdeen. In the 1871 census he is recorded as an 'assistant architect' and was a lodger at 18 Pollok Street, Glasgow. He either trained or worked in Edinburgh since he exhibited a design for a public hall at the RSA in 1873. By 1873 he was living at 7 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh. Shortly thereafter he moved to London, probably to the office of Henry Spalding who took him into partnership c.1881-82, the practice title becoming Spalding & Auld. While still an assistant he submitted a lively Baroque scheme in the second Glasgow Municipal Buildings competition of 1880-1881. After the partnership was formed Spalding and Auld submitted a scheme in the Admiralty and War Office competition of 1883 which reached the final tier. The Builder described the elevations as 'suggestive of a Crystal Palace Bazaar and the perspectives too terrible in design and drawings to be described'. These were probably Spalding's work as they have nothing in common with the much more up-to-date Glasgow Municipal Buildings design.

He died aged 39 at Westhampnett in Sussex in early 1889. Spalding took Arthur William Stephens Cross into partnership that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 57, Johnstone Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 512, Cathcart Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1861 *  
Item 3 of 518, Pollok Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1871 *  
Item 4 of 533, Guildford Street, London, EnglandBusiness1874 *  
Item 5 of 59, Frederick Street, Grays Inn, London, EnglandBusiness18751877 

* 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 61873Design for a Public Hall     
Item 2 of 61874City Church design     
Item 3 of 61874Mansion House     
Item 4 of 61875Town Mansion design     
Item 5 of 61877Pair of villas     
Item 6 of 61882Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandSecond competition design - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Port, M H1995Imperial London: Civil Government Building in London, 1851-1915 New Haven & London: Yale University Press 
Item 3 of 3RSA1873    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Census records onlineCensuses  
Item 2 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths