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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 August 1844
Died: 17 March 1917
Bio Notes: Hippolyte Jean Blanc was born in Edinburgh on 18 August 1844, the third son of the four children of Victor Jacques Blanc of Privas in the Ardèche area of France and his wife Sarah (Sartia) Bauress, whose parents, also French, had moved to Dublin some time before. Between 1840 and 1842 Hippolyte's parents moved to Edinburgh where they opened a business at 33 George Street, importing and making 'every description of French boots and shoes' for ladies. Advertisements for the business say that it was established in 1840 but it is unclear whether this was in Edinburgh or intially Dublin. When Hippolyte was born the family resided at 37 North Frederick Street, (other sources say 37 Thistle Street) but they had moved to 69 George Street two years later, thus being opposite the business which by this time was located at number 68. The business prospered and by 1851 six men were employed in it.

Hippolyte was enrolled at George Heriot's School and appears to have been a gifted pupil, being awarded when he left in 1859 the dux medal for 'pre-eminence in scholarship and good conduct'. That year he was articled to David Rhind and in 1863 he won a 'first book' in the Prespective Drawings competition run by the Architectural Institute of Scotland. He remained in Rhind's office until 1864, attending the School of Art and Design in Edinburgh and being awarded the national medal in 1866. Thomas Ross was a fellow student at the School of Design and they formed a friendship which lasted all their lives, sharing as they did a passion for medieval architecture. By this date (after 1866 and before 1868) the family business was being run by Hippolyte's mother as it appears under the name 'Madame Blanc et Fils'; his father seems to have fallen ill and returned to France, where he still owned some property, and to have died there. At least one brother, Auguste was involved in the business. After the completion of his articles in 1864 Blanc worked in various other unspecified offices in Edinburgh but later in the same year he entered HM Office of Works as an assistant to Robert Matheson and rose to the position of chief draughtsman in 1869 after passing the Civil Service Technical Examination. In his Nomination Paper he described his post becoming permanent at this point. During this period he travelled in England, Normandy and Brittany and he was elected President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association for the years 1871-72 at the relatively young age of twenty-seven. He later served two further terms of office.

While still employed by the Office of Works he obtained various private commissions, one of which was a house near Edinburgh which was 'in the course of erection' in 1873. His office (and house?) was at 40 Frederick Street. On 21 August 1873 with the security of a permanent post he married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Shield of London and together they set up house at 12 St Vincent Street. His first recorded competition entry was for the Sailors' Home at Leith in 1872 which was not successful but in 1875 he won the competition for what was subsequently to be named Christ Episcopal Church, Morningside, working from home and in a private capacity (he was still employed full-time at the Office of Works); and in the following year, 1876, he won another competition, for Mayfield Free Church. In 1878 he left the employ of the Office of Works and commenced full-time independent practice at 73 George Street. From 1880 he was in constant demand, with a series of commissions from well-to-do patrons which included the Coats family in Paisley but it was his competition wins which brought him into public notice, in particular the restoration work at Edinburgh Castle, sponsored by the publisher William Nelson, where Blanc put the experience gained from his years with Matheson at the Office of Works to good use. In 1886 or 1887 Blanc took his former assistant James Gordon into partnership: he was made a partner because of the increasing workload and widespread nature of the practice at this time. In addition to his own practice Blanc was also in demand as an assessor, judging the competition for hospitals at Ayr (1892), Galashiels (1893) and churches at Arbroath and Clydebank (both 1893).

Blanc was meticulous in finding suitable sources for his restoration work and was involved in various antiquarian societies including the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland where he was a Fellow from 1879, a member of the Old Edinburgh Club and the Berwickshire Naturalists Club where in all cases he was an active member and 'nothing delighted him more than to head a large company of visitors over some ancient building…and [he] was in great request amongst learned societies in this capacity'. Moreover despite the demands of a busy practice he found time to 'deliver many lectures on subjects connected with architecture, especially in connection with medieval churches'. He was a prolific writer, having by 1901 penned some 'thirty papers on collegiate churches, castles and suchlike' in addition to a number articles on professional subjects. In 1902 he published jointly with Clement B Gunn and Charles Henry Bedford an illustrated account of his alma mater, George Heriot's School. On 1 April of the previous year he had been elected FRIBA, his proposers being John McKean Brydon, Alfred Waterhouse and William Howard Seth-Smith. In fact he was a keen supporter of the Institute almost from its inception and according to Ross 'owe[d] as much to him as any other member'. His support for aspiring younger architects is demonstrated by the number of Nomination Papers he signed. Blanc was unafraid of commitment and was actively involved also in the Royal Scottish Society of Arts where he was Vice-President in 1888-90. He was elected Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1892 and full academician in 1896 and was deputy President and Treasurer 1907-17. He was also President of the Edinburgh Photographic Society. In 1910 Blanc, along with Ernest George, was on the British Fine Art Executive Committee for the Japan British Exhibition held at Shepherds Bush that year. Again with George he served on the two-person Architecture sub-committee. His activities achieved an international dimension when he became one of the Royal Commissioners appointed by the Government in connection with the International Exhibitions held in Brussels, Rome and Turin in 1910-11.

By 1912 Blanc was joined in practice by his son Francis (Frank) Edward Belcombe Blanc who was born on 27 February 1890 and educated at Merchiston Castle School. Hippolyte Blanc died on 12 March 1917 at his then home, The Neuk, Strathearn Place, leaving moveable estate of £12,061 6s 2d. Frank continued the practice, which had moved to 25 Rutland Square in 1901, under the name Hippolyte J Blanc & Son and was still working in the 1950s, by which time the practice was based in Carlisle.

Hippolyte Jean Blanc, left £12,061.

Victor H Blanc was the son of Blanc's brother Auguste, who had carried on the family business as a boot and shoe maker. Victor H Blanc was appointed dental surgeon to the King and Queen of Romania in 1900. He seerved as a captain with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War and died on 22 July 1921.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1037 (or 39?), Thistle Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business1844  
Item 2 of 1037, North Frederick Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1844 *  
Item 3 of 1069, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1846  
Item 4 of 1040, Frederick Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1872 *  
Item 5 of 106, Howe Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1873  
Item 6 of 1012, St Vincent Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18741878 
Item 7 of 1073, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18791900 
Item 8 of 102, Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1884  
Item 9 of 10The Neuk/17, Strathearn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 18891917 
Item 10 of 1025, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19001917FEB Blanc thereafter

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5David Rhind18591864Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Robert Matheson18641869Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18691878Chief DraughtsmanIn Edinburgh office
Item 4 of 5Blanc & Gordonc. 1881After 1890Partner 
Item 5 of 5Hippolyte J Blanc & SonBefore 19121917Partner 

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 47James McLellan Fairley18751880 or 1881Apprentice 
Item 2 of 47Andrew Whitford Andersonc. 1880c. 1882Assistant 
Item 3 of 47James Millerc. 1881(?)Before 1888Assistant 
Item 4 of 47Robert Watson1884February 1887Assistant 
Item 5 of 47John Begg18841889Apprentice 
Item 6 of 47John Nichol Scott18851896Senior Assistant 
Item 7 of 47(Sir) Thomas Duncan Rhind3 October 18871892Apprentice 
Item 8 of 47Andrew Robb Scottc. 1887c. 1890Assistant 
Item 9 of 47John Wittet18881892Assistant 
Item 10 of 47Erskine Seaton CummingsAugust 18891892(?)  
Item 11 of 47James Lindsay Grantc. 1889(?)1890(?)Apprentice 
Item 12 of 47Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvyc. 1890(?)Before 1898Apprentice 
Item 13 of 47John Alexander Russel Inglis1891c. 1893Assistant 
Item 14 of 47Larmont Douglas Penman18921893Assistant 
Item 15 of 47Louis David BlancMay 1893October 1898Apprentice 
Item 16 of 47James Herbert BelfrageOctober 18931899Apprentice 
Item 17 of 47James Buchanan Pentland Smithc. 1893 Assistant 
Item 18 of 47James Davidson Cairns18941908Senior Assistantbegan as Draughtsman
Item 19 of 47(Sir) Frank Charles Mears18961901Apprentice 
Item 20 of 47Henry Thomas Wright18971899Assistant 
Item 21 of 47William PattersonAfter 18971901Assistant 
Item 22 of 47Alan Keith Robertsonc. 1897c. 1902Apprentice 
Item 23 of 47Hugh Dykes Simpson18981899Assistant 
Item 24 of 47Thomas Smith Peace (junior)18981902Assistant 
Item 25 of 47James Christie18991900Assistant 
Item 26 of 47John Manuel (junior)18991904Assistant 
Item 27 of 47Sydney George Follett18991904Apprentice 
Item 28 of 47Robert Hunter Cameron18991904Apprentice 
Item 29 of 47James MorrisOctober 18991900Improver 
Item 30 of 47Alexander Cochran DennyNovember 1899June 1900Assistant 
Item 31 of 47James Morris1900August 1902Junior Assistant 
Item 32 of 47Robert John MacdonaldAfter 1901 Assistant 
Item 33 of 47Alan Keith Robertsonc. 19021904AssistantRemained as assistant for two and a half years
Item 34 of 47William Davidson1903c. 1904Assistant 
Item 35 of 47Douglas Pairman Hall19031908Assistant 
Item 36 of 47Sydney George Follett19041906Assistant 
Item 37 of 47Robert Hunter Cameron19041906Assistant 
Item 38 of 47James Alexander Arnott19041908Assistant 
Item 39 of 47Charles Edward Tweedie (junior)19071908Apprentice 
Item 40 of 47Sydney Houghton MillerAfter 1907Before 1909Assistant(?) 
Item 41 of 47James Aynsworth Lindsay1908Late 1908Assistant 
Item 42 of 47David John Chisholm19081910Assistant 
Item 43 of 47Douglas Pairman Hall1908After 1911Chief Draughtsman 
Item 44 of 47James Macgregor1910c. 1914Draughtsman 
Item 45 of 47Thomas Duffy19131914Junior Assistant 
Item 46 of 47John Watt19131915Assistant 
Item 47 of 47Alastair Marshall McMichaelc. 1913(?)c. 1914(?)Draughtsman 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John McKean Brydon1 April 1901for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3William Howard Seth-Smith1 April 1901for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Alfred Waterhouse1 April 1901for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 30James Pearson Alison2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 2 of 30James Alexander Arnott1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 30James Thomas Baillie2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 4 of 30George Lennox Beattie3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 5 of 30William Beattie-Brown20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 6 of 30James Herbert Belfrage1 December 1902for Associateship
Item 7 of 30Louis David Blanc20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 8 of 30Alexander Lorne Campbell4 March 1907for Fellowship
Item 9 of 30George Craig20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 10 of 30William Davidson6 June 1910for Licentiateship
Item 11 of 30Alexander Cochran Denny4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 12 of 30John Proudfoot Goodsir20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 13 of 30Peter Lyle Barclay Henderson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 14 of 30James Macintyre Henry2 March 1903for Fellowship
Item 15 of 30Victor Daniel Horsburgh2 December 1912for Fellowship
Item 16 of 30Thomas Munro Logan20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 17 of 30James MacgregorLate 1914for Associateship
Item 18 of 30Archibald Macpherson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 19 of 30John Manuel (junior)24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 20 of 30John McIntyreLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 21 of 30Thomas Tolmie Paterson2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 22 of 30Thomas Smith Peace (junior)20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 23 of 30David Robertson3 December 1905for Fellowship
Item 24 of 30Walter Wood Robertson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 25 of 30John Nichol Scott4 March 1907for Fellowship
Item 26 of 30Thomas Aikman Swan5 December 1910for Associateship
Item 27 of 30Henry ('Harry') Ramsay Taylor3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 28 of 30John Watson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 29 of 30George Wilson2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 30 of 30John Wittet24 June 1912for Licentiateship

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 125 Shop, Causewayside  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 1251867East Queen Street Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant in charge in HM Office of Works
Item 3 of 1251871Jedburgh Parish ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandAppears to have prepared a scheme prior to Wyatt
Item 4 of 1251873Suburban Villa  Edinburgh (near)Scotland 
Item 5 of 1251875Christ Church EpiscopalMorningside EdinburghScotlandWon competition to secure job; also designed memorial tablet to Mr Alcock the organist
Item 6 of 1251876Mayfield Free ChurchMayfield EdinburghScotlandChurch and hall
Item 7 of 1251876Mayfield Free Church ManseMayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 1251879Kinnaird ChurchKinnaird PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 1251879St Margaret's Episcopal Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 1251880Broxburn UP ChurchBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 11 of 1251880Free Church, KirklistonKirkliston West LothianScotlandSpire
Item 12 of 1251880Greenbank UP ChurchGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 1251880St Cuthbert's Wholesale Co-operative Association Headquarters  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 1251880Tenement, Marchmont RoadMarchmont EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 125188139-41 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRemodelling of ground floor of no.41
Item 16 of 1251881Junction Road Episcopal ChurchLeith? Edinburgh?Scotland 
Item 17 of 1251881Mayville GardensTrinity EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 1251881University Pavilion    Design exhibited
Item 19 of 1251881Villa for John BellMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 1251881Woodside House and LodgePaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations, fernery and winter garden
Item 21 of 125c. 1881St James UP ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 22 of 1251882Chalmers Free Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 1251882Leith Sailors' HomeLeith EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - not successful (Baronial style)
Item 24 of 1251882Polwarth Terrace Church of Scotland  EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 1251882Tenement, 155-195 Bruntsfield Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 1251882West Kilbride UP ChurchWest Kilbride AyrshireScotland 
Item 27 of 1251883EdendarrochAyr AyrshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 28 of 1251883Mansion, SouthdunWick CaithnessScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 29 of 1251883OvertonWest Kilbride AyrshireScotland 
Item 30 of 1251884Mansion House of EriskaLedaig ArgyllScotland 
Item 31 of 1251884Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, North British branch  EdinburghScotlandExternal alterations and doorpiece (watercouls dated 1893)
Item 32 of 1251884St Andrews Free Church  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 33 of 1251884St Luke's ChurchBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 34 of 1251885Bruntsfield Golf Club HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 35 of 1251885Business Premises, Frederick Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 36 of 1251885Coats Memorial Baptist ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 37 of 1251885Free Church at WoodendAbercorn West LothianScotland 
Item 38 of 1251885Free Church Manse and Cottages at WoodendAbercorn West LothianScotland 
Item 39 of 1251885Free Middle ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandDesign exhibited. Also exhibited 1887
Item 40 of 1251885North Leith Parish Church Hall and school  EdinburghScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 41 of 1251886Edinburgh Café  EdinburghScotland 
Item 42 of 1251886Edinburgh Castle, Argyle Tower and portcullis gate  EdinburghScotlandRestoration - design exhibited 1887
Item 43 of 1251886John Knox House  EdinburghScotlandRestoration work including new interior panelling
Item 44 of 1251886Red Court, house, coachhouse, stable, lodge and laundryWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 45 of 125c. 1886Dean Free Church, Monument to Sir Henry Wellwood MoncrieffDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 46 of 1251887Alexander III monumentKinghorn FifeScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 47 of 1251887Bernard's Brewery and OfficesGorgie EdinburghScotland 
Item 48 of 1251887Edinburgh Castle, Parliament Hall  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design for restoration exhibited
Item 49 of 1251887Edinburgh Castle, St Margaret's Chapel  EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited - for restoration
Item 50 of 1251887Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 51 of 1251887Houses at MorningsideMorningside EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 52 of 1251888Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandStables
Item 53 of 1251888Jedburgh Parish ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandAdditions, including alterations of apse to form sanctuary
Item 54 of 1251888Library for Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design (by invitation) - not successful
Item 55 of 1251888Statue of William Chambers  EdinburghScotlandDesign of base
Item 56 of 1251889St Matthew's ChurchMorningside EdinburghScotlandChurch erected. Design showing spire not built exhibited 1892
Item 57 of 1251890All Souls Episcopal ChurchInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 58 of 1251890St Leonard's Episcopal ChurchLasswade MidlothianScotlandNave and chancel only
Item 59 of 1251891Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandLodge
Item 60 of 1251892St Cuthbert's Parish Church  EdinburghScotlandImprovements/rebuilding
Item 61 of 1251892Troon Parish ChurchTroon AyrshireScotland 
Item 62 of 1251893Design for Coats MemorialPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandFirst premiated competition design exhibited
Item 63 of 1251893Morningside Free Church  EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited. Built 1892
Item 64 of 1251894Hamilton Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 65 of 1251894Stevenston UF ChurchStevenston AyrshireScotland 
Item 66 of 1251895Bridgeness TowerBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotlandConverted to observatory from windmill
Item 67 of 1251895Kirk Memorial EU Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 68 of 1251895Victoria HallsSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 69 of 125c. 189527 Primrose Bank Road  EdinburghScotlandHS possible attribution
Item 70 of 1251896Maxwell Street SchoolInnerleithen PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 71 of 1251896St Duthac's ChurchTain Ross and CromartyScotlandRestoration
Item 72 of 1251897Dunipace HouseLarbert StirlingshireScotlandDesign for new library exhibited
Item 73 of 1251897Masonic HallsSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 74 of 1251897MuirendColinton EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 75 of 1251897Residence at MurrayfieldMurrayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 76 of 1251898Bangour Village AsylumUphall West LothianScotlandWon competition and secured job - for Asylum. Kitchens 1904.
Item 77 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 10)  West LothianScotland 
Item 78 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 18)  West LothianScotland 
Item 79 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 19)  West LothianScotland 
Item 80 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 20)  West LothianScotland 
Item 81 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 21)  West LothianScotland 
Item 82 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 7)Bangour West LothianScotland 
Item 83 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 8)  West LothianScotland 
Item 84 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, dormitory block (Villa 9)  West LothianScotland 
Item 85 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, Honeysuckle Cottage  West LothianScotland 
Item 86 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, hospital block with wards 3, 4 and 5  West LothianScotland 
Item 87 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, Nurses' HomeUphall West LothianScotland 
Item 88 of 1251898Bangour Village Hospital, recreation hall  West LothianScotland 
Item 89 of 1251899Midlothian County Council Buildings  EdinburghScotlandPlaced fifth in competition
Item 90 of 1251899St Cuthbert's Parish Church  EdinburghScotlandOrgan cases designed
Item 91 of 1251900Glasgow Royal Infirmary  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 92 of 1251900Larkfield HouseTrinity EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 93 of 125c. 1900St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Monument to Dean Montgomery  EdinburghScotland 
Item 94 of 125c. 1900Villa, Claverhouse Drive  EdinburghScotlandHS: 'style of Hippolyte Blanc'
Item 95 of 1251901Canisbay ChurchCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReport
Item 96 of 1251901Carnegie Public Baths and gymnasiumDunfermline FifeScotlandAwarded commission after abortive competition
Item 97 of 125Before 1901Dr Chalmers's Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 98 of 125Before 1901Kirk MemorialMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 99 of 1251902Coats Memorial Baptist ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandDesign exhibited for pulpit and canopy
Item 100 of 1251902Jenners' extension  EdinburghScotland 
Item 101 of 125After 1903(?)SchoolsStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotlandPossibly responsible, with Douglas Pairman Hall as assistant - but may be by John Sim
Item 102 of 1251904Bryson's, Princes Street  EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 103 of 1251904Christ Church Episcopal, Macdougall memorial screenMorningside EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 104 of 1251904Markinch UP ChurchMarkinch FifeScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 105 of 1251904St James UP ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandHall extension
Item 106 of 1251904St Serf's UF ChurchAlmondbank PerthshireScotland 
Item 107 of 1251905UF Church PitcairngreenPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 108 of 1251906Bangour Village Hospital, power station complex  West LothianScotland 
Item 109 of 1251907London County Hall  LondonEnglandCompetition design exhibited
Item 110 of 1251907 or 1908(?)Carnegie District Library, BaldridgeburnDunfermline FifeScotlandBelieved to have won competition but lost job to H & D Barclay (this may apply to the Townhill Library, Dunfermline)
Item 111 of 1251908Bridge HouseMidcalder West LothianScotland 
Item 112 of 1251908Carnegie BathsForfar AngusScotland 
Item 113 of 1251908Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandPartial refitting of interior
Item 114 of 1251909Kirkwall CathedralKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandCompetition design for restoration
Item 115 of 1251909Swimming poolForfar AngusScotland 
Item 116 of 1251910Queen’s University  BelfastNorthern IrelandUnplaced entry in competition
Item 117 of 1251910Villa, 4 Succoth PlaceMurrayfield EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 118 of 1251911Ardchattan and Connel UF ChurchBenderloch ArgyllScotland 
Item 119 of 1251911Cinema House  EdinburghScotlandDesigner
Item 120 of 1251911Holyrood Palace, King Edward VII Memorial Gates  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - not executed (George Washington Browne secured job)
Item 121 of 1251911Limekilns Parish ChurchLimekilns FifeScotlandWest bellcote added
Item 122 of 1251911Usher Hall  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 123 of 1251912The Rialto CinemaSoho LondonEngland 
Item 124 of 1251913Edinburgh Ladies College  EdinburghScotlandDesign exhibited; only half built
Item 125 of 1251913Whitburgh HouseHumbie (near) MidlothianScotlandAlterations, design exhibited

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Japan British Exhibition1910Japan British Exhibition 1910   
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p16, p20, p136

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder28 March 1863  p227 (report of prize at Architectural Institute
Item 2 of 3Building News21 March 1917  p247 - obituary
Item 3 of 3Building News16 January 1918  p60 - estate

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v13 p142 no844 (microfilm reel 11)

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