Basic Biographical Details

Name: Wardrop, Anderson & Browne
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1883
Ended: 1885
Bio Notes: The partnership of Wardrop Anderson & Browne was a merger of the practices of Robert Rowand Anderson and George Washington Browne with that of Wardrop & Reid.

James Maitland Wardrop, the senior partner of Wardrop & Reid, died on 27 June 1882. His partner Charles Reid died in the following year leaving Wardrop's son, Hew M Wardrop, to inherit a large practice with a major commitment at Beaufort. As the younger Wardrop was then only twenty-seven and there was a risk of clients taking their business elsewhere, he merged his practice with that of Anderson & Browne: Browne he had probably known while in London as an assistant to George Edmund Street. The partners retained the Wardrop & Reid office at 19 St Andrew Square and took the title of Wardrop Anderson & Browne, although Anderson was senior partner.

For reasons which have not been recorded, Browne withdrew from the partnership only two years later to commence independent practice in 1885. The practice title then became Wardrop & Anderson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 119, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18831885 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 15George Johnstone1883 Clerk of Works 
Item 2 of 15George Mackie Watson18831884Assistant 
Item 3 of 15John Nichol Scott18831884Assistant 
Item 4 of 15Robert Weir Schultz1883January 1884Apprentice 
Item 5 of 15(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson18831885Partner 
Item 6 of 15George Washington Browne18831885Partner 
Item 7 of 15Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)18831885Partner 
Item 8 of 15Thomas Roger Kitsell18831885Assistant 
Item 9 of 15Rhoderic (or Roderic/Roderick) Cameron18831885Assistant 
Item 10 of 15Thomas Tolmie Paterson18831885Apprentice 
Item 11 of 15Thomas Rollo Walker MossmanMay 18831885Assistant 
Item 12 of 15Victor Daniel Horsburgh1 October 18831885Apprentice 
Item 13 of 15William Fergusonc. 1883c. 1885Assistant 
Item 14 of 15George Mackie Watson18841885Chief Assistant 
Item 15 of 15Joseph Marr JohnstonDecember 1885December 1885Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 361882Govan Old Parish ChurchGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 361882Houses, Hermitage Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 361883Beaufort CastleBeauly Inverness-shireScotlandCompletion of building
Item 4 of 361883Conservative Club  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 361883Fettes College, Dalmeny House  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 6 of 361883Freeland House  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 7 of 361883House for Professor Cossar EwartPenicuik MidlothianScotlandDesigned by Browne and exhibited in his name only
Item 8 of 361883Lady Flora Hastings HomesColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 361883Moredun Crescent  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 361883Normand Memorial HallDysart FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 361883St Machar's CathedralOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 361883St Mary's Parish ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandRebuilding after fire - apparently begun under Wardrop & Reid and completed under Wardrop, Anderson & Browne
Item 13 of 361883The HirselColdstream BerwickshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 14 of 361883University of Edinburgh, Medical School and McEwan Hall  EdinburghScotlandMedical School built
Item 15 of 36188441-53 Nile Grove  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 361884BielBeesknowe East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 17 of 361884Catholic Apostolic Church  EdinburghScotlandCompletion of West end
Item 18 of 361884Glencorse Parish ChurchGlencorse MidlothianScotlandAnderson responsible
Item 19 of 361884Houses, Nile Grove  EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 361884Kirkliston Parish ChurchKirkliston West LothianScotlandRestoration and additions.
Item 21 of 361884National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Antiquities  EdinburghScotlandIntitially under Wardrop, Anderson & Browne; subsequently under Wardrop & Anderson; finally under Anderson alone
Item 22 of 361884Preston HouseLinlithgow West LothianScotlandAlterations?
Item 23 of 361884St Margaret's Episcopal ChurchBiel East LothianScotland 
Item 24 of 361884Stornoway Parish ChurchStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 361884Whitekirk ChurchWhitekirk East LothianScotlandNew nave ceiling and alterations (drawings dated)
Item 26 of 361885Ballochmyle HouseMauchline AyrshireScotlandReconstruction and extension - Wardrop believed to have been responsible for design
Item 27 of 361885Braid UP Church  EdinburghScotlandBegun in partnership, completed by Browne in independent practice
Item 28 of 361885Buccleuch and Queensberry Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 361885Crichton Mains farmhouse and stables  MidlothianScotland 
Item 30 of 361885Crichton Village, farm workers' cottagesCrichton MidlothianScotland 
Item 31 of 361885Hamilton Parish Church Halls and SchoolsHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 32 of 361885Morningside Toll House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 361885Pitmedden HouseUdny AberdeenshireScotlandProposed reconstruction - not executed; exhibited as Harry Wardrop's work
Item 34 of 361885Place of Tillyfour  AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 35 of 361885St James' Episcopal ChurchGoldenacre EdinburghScotland 
Item 36 of 361886Airfield FarmCousland (near) MidlothianScotlandReceived payment for work at Airfield (though practice had changed to Wardrop & Anderson in 1885)


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