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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Edward
Designation: Architect
Born: 1816
Died: 8 March 1890
Bio Notes: Charles Edward was born at Tealing in 1816, trained as a builder, became clerk of works and finally an architect, his earliest work being in a late Georgian survival manner. He was an assistant to the Dundee architect David Smith and then moved to Glasgow 'where he had considerable experience'. He returned to Dundee and on Smith's death in 1845 he took over Smith's practice on behalf of Smith's wife. The year after he took over the practice he completed and published a survey plan of the town of Dundee which had been begun by Smith. The plan included 'all the improvements and additions of the last twenty-five years'.

He later practised in Dundee in partnership with Thomas Saunders Robertson from at least April 1859 when Edward & Robertson advertised for contractors for Rathillet UP Church.

Edward was involved in municipal affairs and served as Dean of Guild from 1877-1881. In his later years Edward travelled a great deal including a visit to Egypt. He died on 8 March 1890 at Rock Lodge (later Forbes Court) West Ferry, leaving moveable estate of 2,767 0s 3d. He was survived by his son Alfred S Edward (1852-1915) who was a painter, working in London from c.1879.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 331, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessc. 1846After 1860 
Item 2 of 346, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessc. 1853  
Item 3 of 3Rock Lodge/2, Ramsay Place, West Ferry, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate18718 March 1890Place of death (later Forbes Court)

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Edward & Robertsonc. 18611890Partner 

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 2Thomas Saunders Robertson1851c. 1857Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Bruce James Talbertc. 1855c. 1857Apprentice 

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 82c. 1848Ward Congregational Chapel  DundeeScotlandApse and schoolroom
Item 2 of 821851Terrace of houses, Airlie Place  DundeeScotlandFeuing plan - based on Peddie's designs
Item 3 of 821851Terrace of houses, Airlie Place  DundeeScotlandProbably responsible for design but based on one by Dick Peddie
Item 4 of 821851Trades Hall  DundeeScotlandRebuilding of ground floor
Item 5 of 821851VillaBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 821852Corn exchangeArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 7 of 821852Royal HotelArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 8 of 821853Leslie Free ChurchLeslie FifeScotlandDesign of plaque to Rev Henry Moncrieff Laird
Item 9 of 821855Industrial Schools  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 821857Hospital Park, feuing plan  DundeeScotlandFeuing plan
Item 11 of 821857Wallacetown Free Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 821858Corn Exchange  DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 821858Park Place House  DundeeScotland 
Item 14 of 821858Perth District AsylumMurthly PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 821858St Aidan's ChurchBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAddition of 3rd and 4th stage to tower, spire, vestry and south bay
Item 16 of 821859Dundee Courier and Dundee Advertiser Offices  DundeeScotlandOriginal building
Item 17 of 821859UP ChurchRathillet FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 821862TaycliffWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 19 of 82c. 1863Rossie ChurchInchture DundeeScotlandProbably responsible for the design
Item 20 of 821865Rossie PrioryInchture PerthshireScotlandReconstruction of riding school as chapel with arcade and apse
Item 21 of 82c. 1865Abernyte Free ChurchAbernyte AngusScotlandAlterations?
Item 22 of 82c. 1865Rossie PrioryInchture PerthshireScotlandRefitting dining room as China Room and probably Picture Gallery
Item 23 of 821866Bank of Scotland  DundeeScotlandUnexecuted scheme for alterations
Item 24 of 821866Carbet CastleBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandReconstruction and additions - probably the west wing
Item 25 of 821866House for D W BowmanBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 26 of 821867Catholic Apostolic Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 27 of 821867Drill Hall  DundeeScotland 
Item 28 of 821867Kirkton of Tealing Parish ChurchKirkton of Tealing AngusScotlandScrymsoure Fothringham memorial slab
Item 29 of 821868Ayrshire Lunatic AsylumAyr AyrshireScotlandReceived commision
Item 30 of 821868Office, 135 Seagate  DundeeScotland 
Item 31 of 821869Deaf and Dumb InstituteLogie Den DundeeScotland 
Item 32 of 821869Offices and Warehouse, Ward Road, Constitution Road and Nicoll Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 33 of 821869Tenement, Scouringburn and Walton Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 34 of 821870Hermon LodgeWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 35 of 82c. 1870Abernyte Parish ChurchAbernyte AngusScotlandReconstruction and enlargement
Item 36 of 821871Bank of Scotland  DundeeScotlandUnexecuted scheme for alterations
Item 37 of 821871Church of SS Peter and PaulFelixstowe SuffolkEngland 
Item 38 of 821871RC School at LocheeLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 39 of 821871(?)Rock LodgeWest Ferry DundeeScotland(1870 is date given in NMRS)
Item 40 of 821871Rosebank Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 41 of 821871St Stephen's ChurchWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 42 of 821872Craigie Works  DundeeScotland 
Item 43 of 821872Dura Street Mission School and churchStobswell DundeeScotland 
Item 44 of 821872HazelwoodWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 45 of 821872St Enoch's Free Church  DundeeScotlandChurch. Two shops flanking the forecourt of the church are still extant
Item 46 of 821872Warehouse for Charles Baxter  DundeeScotland 
Item 47 of 821872Warehouse for J Edward, Small's Wynd  DundeeScotland 
Item 48 of 821872Warehouses for David Martin  DundeeScotland 
Item 49 of 821873Gray's Rooms  DundeeScotlandRemodelled
Item 50 of 821873St Rule's ChurchMonifieth AngusScotlandPorch, vestry and new seating
Item 51 of 821873Victoria Street UP Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 52 of 821874Carbet CastleBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandFurther work and lodge
Item 53 of 821874Dundee Royal Lunatic AsylumLiff AngusScotlandMain hospital wards block,gatelodge, superintendent's house etc
Item 54 of 821874Marrbank  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 55 of 821874St Andrew's Church  Dundee Y-tracery inserted into semi-circular window on main elevation and new pulpit
Item 56 of 82c. 1874TaychregganWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 57 of 821875Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum and feuing of groundsStobswell DundeeScotlandFeuing of grounds for tenement development
Item 58 of 821875Wellburn Convent of the Little Sisters of the PoorLochee DundeeScotlandChapel addition
Item 59 of 82c. 1875SummerbankWest Ferry DundeeScotlandIncluding stableblock
Item 60 of 82c. 1875TaysideWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 61 of 821876Dura Street Mission School and churchStobswell DundeeScotlandLarge church added
Item 62 of 821876Leslie Parish SchoolLeslie FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 63 of 821876Tenement for William MacDonald, Cotton Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 64 of 821877Office for W E Baxter, Baltic Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 65 of 821877Offices for Grimond, King Street  DundeeScotlandRefacing
Item 66 of 821877St Margaret's ChurchArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 67 of 821878LinfieldWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 68 of 82Before 1878RiverviewWest Ferry DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 69 of 82c. 1880Balruddery House  AngusScotlandLarge additions, conservatory, east lodge and west coach house/steading
Item 70 of 82c. 1880Church at Alexandria  AlexandriaEgypt 
Item 71 of 821882St Enoch's Free Church  DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 72 of 821882St Rule's Parish Church hallMonifieth AngusScotland 
Item 73 of 82After 1883Pinpointie FarmhouseAuchterhouse AngusScotlandHS attribution
Item 74 of 8218841 Douglas TerraceBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAlterations and new stableblock
Item 75 of 82After 1884Wormit estate, feuing plan and villasWormit FifeScotland 
Item 76 of 821885Auchmithie Parish ChurchAuchmithie AngusScotland 
Item 77 of 821887Buildings, Gray Street for SkinnerBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 78 of 821887Orchar Park with Jubilee Arch and FountainBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 79 of 821888HillsideBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 80 of 821889Beach MissionBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 81 of 821889Fowlis Easter Parish Church and Monument to Lord GrayFowlis AngusScotlandRestoration, including new roof and bellcote
Item 82 of 821894Tenement, Seagate  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Dundee Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3Dundee Yearbook1890   Obituary
Item 3 of 3Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Advertiser27 January 1842   
Item 2 of 3Dundee Courier10 February 1846   
Item 3 of 3Dundee Courier and Advertiser10 March 1890  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of David WeekesInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent August 2012


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