Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Allan
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1847
Died: 20 February 1922
Bio Notes: John Allan was born at Gowkhill, Carnock, Fife, the son of William Allan and Margaret Chrisite. His date of birth is not precisely known but he was christened on 2 May 1847.

Allan's training is not yet known, but he had settled in Stirling some time before 1877 when William Hunter McNab was articled to him. He worked in an idiosynchratic idiom with a fondness for incised inscriptions. He was descrobed as a surveyor in 1911.

Allan died at Stirling on 20 February 1922 and was buried in the old kirkyard at Carnock.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1877  
Item 2 of 232, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1William Hunter McNab18771881Apprentice 

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 21 Albany CrescentStirling StirlingshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 21 Double villaStirling StirlingshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 21 Houses at Brighae (Bridgehaugh)Stirling StirlingshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 4 of 21 VillaStirling StirlingshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 5 of 21 VillaStirling StirlingshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 6 of 211878Cliffbank  StirlingshireScotland 
Item 7 of 211879Abbey Craig Park HouseStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 8 of 211879Sauchie CottagesLittle Sauchie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 9 of 21188755-57 Port StreetStirling StirlingshireScotlandRebuilt
Item 10 of 211889North ChurchStirling StirlingshireScotlandSupervised the execution of the designs for refurnishing and renovation.
Item 11 of 21189055 Baker StreetStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 12 of 211893BatterflatsStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 13 of 211893Carnock Parish ChurchCarnock FifeScotlandHall added at back. Church renovated with new lighting, heating and reseating
Item 14 of 211895Park AvenueStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 15 of 21189725 Mona PlaceStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 16 of 211897Wolfs Craig BuildingStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 17 of 21c. 190052 Main StreetDoune PerthshireScotland 
Item 18 of 21190152-56 Port StreetStirling StirlingshireScotlandFormer attribution - now proved wrong
Item 19 of 21190229-31 Friars GaitStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 20 of 211907TenementsStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 21 of 211908Abbey Craig Park HouseStirling StirlingshireScotlandAddition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 2 of 2Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Dunfermline Press25 February 1922   
Item 2 of 7Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Societ*  pp63-69
Item 3 of 7Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Societ*  pp44-62
Item 4 of 7Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Societ*  p106
Item 5 of 7Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Societ*  pp57-67
Item 6 of 7Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Societ*  0027-60
Item 7 of 7Stirling Observer23 February 1922