Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Davidson
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1854
Died: c. 1921
Bio Notes: William Davidson was born in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, the son of William Davidson, carpenter and farmer, Hatton. He seems to have established his practice in Ellon in the early 1880s. He formed a loose partnership with George Marr in the earlier 1880s which lasted until at least the late 1890s.

He died about 1921. In April of that year a notice appeared which requested claims against 'the late Mr William Davidson architect' to be lodged with the agent of his Trustees. In March 1924 his property in Ellon was advertised for sale. It consisted of three dwelling houses and an office or shop in the Square and a garden in Schoolhill Road and a dwelling house with washhouse etc and garden in School Road accessible via a lane from Station Road. He was unmarried.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ellon, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate/business   

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 2Alexander Black19 August 1907c. August 1911Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Alexander Blackc. August 19111 July 1913Assistant 

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 211884Cruden Free ChurchHatton Aberdeenshire?Scotland 
Item 2 of 211884St Mary's Parish ChurchEllon AberdeenshireScotlandApse of south front
Item 3 of 211885Bogbrae SchoolCruden Aberdeenshire?Scotland 
Item 4 of 211886Cruden Parish Church and ChurchyardCruden AberdeenshireScotlandRenovation
Item 5 of 211893Boat of Ardlethen Bridge over River YthanEllon AberdeenshireScotlandProbably built by Davidson
Item 6 of 211895New Nethermill BridgeCruden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 7 of 211897Victoria HallEllon AberdeenshireScotlandWith Jenkins & Marr
Item 8 of 211901Block of buildingsEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 9 of 211901Bridge of Auchedly over River YthanTarves AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 10 of 211901CottagesEllon AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 211903Houses, Duthie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 211904Library and Hall Hatton AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 13 of 211906Savoch ChurchSavoch of Deer AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 14 of 211908Cruden Bay Bridge over the Water of Cruden  AberdeenshireScotlandHS attibution
Item 15 of 211909Farmsteading, Meikle Mill of EsslemontEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 16 of 211909Public School SlainsSlains AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 17 of 211913House, Mill of Newburgh  AberdeenshireScotlandadditions
Item 18 of 211913Steading Backhill of Knockhall  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 19 of 211913Steading MossheadDudwick AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 20 of 211914Ardallie SchoolArdallie AberdeenshireScotlandcloakroom addition
Item 21 of 211914Meal Mill and Kiln for Mitchell and Rae LimitedNewburgh AberdeenshireScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Journal22 April 1921   
Item 2 of 2Aberdeen Journal17 March 1924   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses