Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Birrell
Designation: Architect
Died: 27 December 1917
Bio Notes: William Birrell practised in Kirkcaldy from 200 High Street between 1900 and 1910. His home address was St Ann's (ot St Anna's), 2 East Fergus Place. He was survived by his wife Agnes Hood. He left moveable estate of 1,082 1s 11d. He may have practised in Dunfermline in the year 1914 or he may have had a son of the same name who did so.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Cupar, Fife, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 3200, High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1900After 1911 
Item 3 of 3St Ann's/2, East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1906 or 1907 *  

* 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 2John James Murray Before 1911Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Walter Alison10 August 19031908Apprentice 

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 351895Bermochy Terrace, villa for Thomas JohnstonKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 2 of 351899Royal HotelCupar FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 3 of 351899Villa tenement and tenement of eight houses, West EndCupar FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 351900Senior SchoolLochgelly FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 5 of 351900SlaughterhouseLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 6 of 351900Slaughterhouse, Brighton RoadCupar Muir FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 7 of 351901Cupar Savings BankCupar FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 351901Lumphinnans SchoolCowdenbeath FifeScotlandExtensions
Item 9 of 351901West Board SchoolLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 351902Formation of new street in front of senior school extensionLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 351902Glencraig Infant SchoolGlencraig FifeScotland 
Item 12 of 351902Gothernburg Public House, shops and dwelling housesLumphinnans FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 351902Shop and house, High StreetInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 351903Ballingry SchoolBallingry FifeScotlandEnlargement
Item 15 of 351903Block of shops and dwelling houses for Cowdenbeath Co-operative Society, FoulfordCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 16 of 351903Commercial SchoolDunfermline FifeScotlandAdditions with Birrell as mason
Item 17 of 351903Headmaster's HouseLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 351903Lumphinnans School, headmaster's house and janitor's houseLumphinnans FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 351903Macainsh Church HallLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 20 of 351903RC SchoolLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 21 of 351903RC School, Stenhouse StreetCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 22 of 351903Two blocks of shops and dwelling houses for Cowdenbeath Co-operative SocietyLumohinnans FifeScotland 
Item 23 of 351904Auchtermuchty Primary SchoolAuchtermuchty FifeScotlandEnlargement
Item 24 of 351904CemeteryKinglassie FifeScotlandExtension including mortuary chapel and tool house
Item 25 of 351904Glencraig Public LibraryGlencraigq FifeScotland 
Item 26 of 351904Manager's house for the Lochgelly Gas Co LtdLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 27 of 351904Tenement of shops and houses for Thomas MilneAberdour FifeScotland 
Item 28 of 351905RC PresbyteryLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 29 of 351906Cowdenbeath Co-operative Society premises, High StreetCowdenbeath FifeScotlandAlterations and additions: workrooms, saloons, new shopfronts etc.
Item 30 of 351906One hundred houses and nine cottagesLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 31 of 351908Beath Secondary SchoolCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 32 of 351909Conversion of church to schoolKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 33 of 351909Six dwelling houses, ParkhillLeven FifeScotlandNB 'Architect' reference gives 'James Birrell' but probably an error
Item 34 of 351910Cowdenbeath Co-operative Society premises, High StreetCowdenbeath FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 35 of 351914Four houses for John H Beveridge, Hospital HillDunfermline FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Kirkcaldy Directory1906The Kirkcaldy Directory 1906-07 Kirkcaldy: The Advertiser Office 
Item 2 of 2Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion