Basic Biographical Details

Name: Baldie & Tennant
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1879
Ended: c. 1890
Bio Notes: Robert Baldie was born in Stirling in 1824, the son of Henry Baldie. Nothing is known of his training but he obtained the post of clerk of works on the Marquess of Breadalbane's Taymouth Castle estate c.1850, enabling him to marry Ann Fraser at Govan in 1851. Sometime before 1868 he commenced practice at 29 Bath Street, Glasgow, his main business being church work in a somewhat routine early Geometrical manner. His largest work was the office block at Carron Ironworks, Falkirk, 1876, only two tall storeys high but of immense length. There appears to have been a son or perhaps a nephew, A Baldie, in the practice as he signed drawings of Dunblane Cathedral in the Glasgow Architectural Association Sketchbook of 1885-6. Some time before 1879 Baldie took William Tennant into partnership, and Tennant became sole partner on Baldie's death on 2 February 1890. Tennant later entered into partnership with Frederick Vincent Burke.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 183, Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland(?)Business1889 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4David Peacock1879 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Tennant18791890Partner 
Item 3 of 4Robert BaldieBefore 18791890Partner 
Item 4 of 4James ScottAfter 1880Before 1885Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 101882Lochgilphead Parish ChurchLochgilphead ArgyllScotlandPlans provided - too expensive
Item 2 of 101883Beith UF ChurchBeith AyrshireScotlandOriginal church
Item 3 of 101884Mauchline UP ChurchMauchline AyrshireScotland 
Item 4 of 101885Free ChurchDarvel AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 101885Hartwood AsylumShotts LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design, selected but not successful
Item 6 of 101885Mission Halls Partick  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 101885UP Church and hallCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandHall added
Item 8 of 101887Wood store for Wordie & Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 101888Trinity UP ChurchSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 10Before 1890Saltcoats Free ChurchSaltcoats AyrshireScotlandSpire


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.