Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Kydd Duncan
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 August 1925
Died: 7 June 1981
Bio Notes: James Kydd Duncan was born on 9 August 1925, the son of John Macdonald Duncan, bakery manager and his wife Annie Mitchell Kydd. He studied at architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 1953. He would appear to have been a draughtsman in the office of Thomas Waller Marwick. He was still listed as a student member of the RIBA in 1965. He may never have joined the RIBA and been simply a member of the RIAS.

He died in North Berwick on 7 June 1981. He was married twice, first to Christina Louisa Hepburn and second to Elizabeth Susan Hopewell-Ash by whom he was survived.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness(?)   
Item 2 of 4Flat 3 Marine Lodge/21, Westgate, North Berwick, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate 1981 
Item 3 of 4234, Crewe Road North, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1953 Address as a student
Item 4 of 47, Marchmont Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960After 1965 

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 1Thomas Waller Marwick1953 * Draughtsman 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 11953Golfer's LandCanongate Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 3RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection EDD/34/14-15