Basic Biographical Details

Name: Adam Beattie
Designation: Architect, Builder
Born: 1821 or 1822
Died: 28 February 1880
Bio Notes: Adam Beattie was born in 1821 or 1822 and was one of the three sons of William Beattie of William Beattie & Sons, timber merchants and builders. He trained in the office of his father and brothers and was primarily concerned with the quarrying and masonry side of the firm. At the age of thrity he was elected a member of the Edinburgh Merchant Company and for a number of years sat on the Dean of Guild Court. He also held the post of Convener of Trades on the Town Council. (See George Beattie & Son for the architectural branch of the family). He died on 28 February 1880.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, builder:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 115, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness 1880 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, builder (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1William Beattie & SonsBefore 1851 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect, builder 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 21872Melrose UP ChurchMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandEnlarged church and redesigned tower - his nephew William Hamilton Beattie may have provided the design
Item 2 of 2After 1876Caledonian Insurance Company  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction - as builder for MacGibbon & Ross, under firm of William Beattie & Sons


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, builder:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories SC70/1/202, SC70/1/323 and SC70/4/185

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect, builder:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman1 March 1880  p4