Basic Biographical Details

Name: Wardrop & Anderson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1885
Ended: 1899
Bio Notes: In 1885 George Washington Browne withdrew from the partnership of Wardrop, Anderson & Browne for reasons which do not seem to have been recorded. Although Robert Rowand Anderson was senior partner and Hew M Wardrop junior partner, the Wardrop name still took precedence in the practice title, probably because of its longer history and influential landed connections. The partnership was brief, Wardrop dying of appendicitis on 4 November 1887 at Udny Castle, Aberdeenshire, where he had been engaged on decorative work.

Anderson retained the practice title of Wardrop & Anderson until 1899 when he merged his practice with the partnership of Frank Worthington Simon and Alexander Hunter Crawford as Anderson, Simon & Crawford.

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, ScotlandBusiness18851887 

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 44Alexander Mackintosh18851886Assistant 
Item 2 of 44Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)18851887Partner 
Item 3 of 44Thomas Roger Kitsell18851887Assistant 
Item 4 of 44Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman18851887Assistant 
Item 5 of 44Victor Daniel Horsburgh18851888Apprentice 
Item 6 of 44Rhoderic (or Roderic/Roderick) Cameron18851888 or 1889Assistant 
Item 7 of 44(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer18851889Apprentice 
Item 8 of 44Thomas Tolmie Paterson188531 December 1894Assistant 
Item 9 of 44(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson18851899Partner 
Item 10 of 44George Mackie Watson18851899Chief Assistant 
Item 11 of 44Joseph Marr JohnstonDecember 18851891Apprentice 
Item 12 of 44Henry ('Harry') Alfred Wardrop1886 Assistant 
Item 13 of 44Francis William Troup1887 * Assistant 
Item 14 of 44William Henry Bidlake18871887Assistant 
Item 15 of 44Antoine William Roques18871888Assistant 
Item 16 of 44James Davidson Cairns18871892Draughtsman 
Item 17 of 44Robert WatsonFebruary 1887Before 1890Assistant 
Item 18 of 44Frank Lewis Worthington Simonc. 1887c. 1888Assistant 
Item 19 of 44John Stuart Syme18881893Apprentice 
Item 20 of 44Frederick Julian Wass18881893Apprentice 
Item 21 of 44Victor Daniel Horsburgh18891894Assistant 
Item 22 of 44Henry Thomas Wright18891895Apprentice 
Item 23 of 44Francis William Deas1890c. 1894Apprentice 
Item 24 of 44Alfred Greig18901898Assistant 
Item 25 of 44John James JoassJanuary 1890July 1893Assistant 
Item 26 of 44Thomas Reid PeacockAfter 1890Before 1896Assistant 
Item 27 of 44Arthur Forman Balfour Paul18921896Apprentice 
Item 28 of 44John Stewart18921897Senior Assistant 
Item 29 of 44James McLachlan18921897Apprentice 
Item 30 of 44John Stuart Syme1893(?)1896(?)Assistant(?)Probably remained with Anderson during this period, after completing his apprenticeship
Item 31 of 44Frederick Julian Wass18931896Assistant 
Item 32 of 44James Hervey Rutherford1893Before 1899Apprentice 
Item 33 of 44David Peacockc. 1893c. 1896Assistant 
Item 34 of 44Francis William Deasc. 18941896Assistant 
Item 35 of 44Thomas John Miller Reid18951895Assistant 
Item 36 of 44Walter Symington Athol Gordon18951899Apprentice 
Item 37 of 44Arthur Forman Balfour Paul18961897Draughtsman 
Item 38 of 44Alfred Lightly MacGibbon21 January 189627 February 1899Apprentice 
Item 39 of 44James Forbes Smithc. 1896c. 1897Assistant 
Item 40 of 44Walter Fairbairn18971899Assistant 
Item 41 of 44James Edwin Forbes18971899Assistant 
Item 42 of 44James McLachlan18971899Assistant 
Item 43 of 44Hugh Stewart18971899Assistant 
Item 44 of 44Alexander Wrightc. 1898(?)c. 1898(?)Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 691884St Sophia's RC Church and presbytery houseGalston AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 691885Ardgowan Estate OfficeGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 3 of 691885National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Antiquities  EdinburghScotlandIntitially under Wardrop, Anderson & Browne; subsequently under Wardrop & Anderson; finally under Anderson alone
Item 4 of 691885Queen's HallCharlestown FifeScotland 
Item 5 of 691885University of Edinburgh, Medical School and McEwan Hall  EdinburghScotlandMedical School built
Item 6 of 691886All Saints Episcopal Church  EdinburghScotlandScheme to add Lady Chapel with organ loft above (on site of original chamber)
Item 7 of 691886All Saints Episcopal ChurchInveraray ArgyllScotland 
Item 8 of 691886Beesknowe Farmhouse   Scotland 
Item 9 of 691886Biel estate, cottages for upper servantsBiel East LothianScotland 
Item 10 of 691886Biel HouseStenton East LothianScotlandCompletion of work on chapel in partnership - porch
Item 11 of 691886Hoddom CastleEcclefechan DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions (also piers to south of Castle & probably estate buildings and west lodge)
Item 12 of 691886International Industrial Exhibition competition design  Edinburgh/Glasgow?Scotland 
Item 13 of 691886St Anne's Episcopal ChurchDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 691886St Cuthbert's Episcopal ChurchColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 691886Udny Castle with lodge and gates  AberdeenshireScotlandInterior work
Item 16 of 691886University of Edinburgh, Old College  EdinburghScotlandDome - Anderson responsible for design
Item 17 of 6918871-11 Inverleith PlaceInverleith EdinburghScotlandCommissioned by Sutherland & Sons, builders; completed by Anderson after Wardrop's death
Item 18 of 691887British Linen BankPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandConstruction
Item 19 of 691887Burnbrae HouseCurrie MidlothianScotland 
Item 20 of 691887(?)Double Villas, Braid Avenue  EdinburghScotlandPossibly involved initially
Item 21 of 691887Easter Coates House  EdinburghScotlandExtension at north end
Item 22 of 691887Ford Cottages     
Item 23 of 691887Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchPitlochry PerthshireScotlandExtensions of nave proposed but not built
Item 24 of 691887Imperial Institute  LondonEnglandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 25 of 691887(?)Selkirk Episcopal ParsonageSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandReconstruction and enlargement
Item 26 of 691887University of Edinburgh, Medical School and McEwan Hall  EdinburghScotlandMcEwan Hall built; also lantern pillar
Item 27 of 691888Comely Bank feuing  EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 691888Edinburgh Music Hall  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 29 of 691888Heatherlie ManseSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 30 of 691888King's College Chapel  AberdeenScotlandRestoration and professors' stalls
Item 31 of 691888Pitfirrane Castle  FifeScotlandAlterations- including new entrance door
Item 32 of 691888St Andrew's Episcopal HomeJoppa EdinburghScotlandAdditions and chapel
Item 33 of 691888St Giles' Cathedral, Moray Aisle pulpit  EdinburghScotland 
Item 34 of 691888St Mary's Cathedral Song School  EdinburghScotlandBuilt to Oldrid Scott's design. Supervised mural decoration by Phoebe Traquair.
Item 35 of 691888Tron Church  EdinburghScotlandInternal re-fitting - now demolished
Item 36 of 691888University of Edinburgh, Chambers Street basement  EdinburghScotlandBasement - redressing as rusticated masonry
Item 37 of 691889Airfield FarmCousland (near) MidlothianScotlandWork on farm buildings
Item 38 of 691889Duddingston ChurchDuddingston EdinburghScotlandRefitting of interior
Item 39 of 691889Dunfermline AbbeyDunfermline FifeScotlandPulpit, commumion table, steps, gates, redecoration of parish church
Item 40 of 691889St Margaret's RC Memorial ChurchDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 41 of 691890BroomhallLimekilns, Dunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 691890Luscar House and stablesDunfermline FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 43 of 691890St Paul's Church of ScotlandGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 44 of 691891Freeland House  PerthshireScotlandLodge
Item 45 of 691891Kinnordy House  AngusScotlandTower
Item 46 of 691891Whitekirk ChurchWhitekirk East LothianScotlandOrgan chamber
Item 47 of 691892Alexander Crum Memorial LibraryThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 48 of 691892Bishop's House, ElginElgin MorayshireScotlandRestoration proposals, not built
Item 49 of 691892Falkirk Old Parish ChurchFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAdditions - porch and session house and organ chamber
Item 50 of 691892Fettes College, Dalmeny House  EdinburghScotlandFurther additions
Item 51 of 691892Glencorse House  MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 52 of 691892Greyfriars Churchyard, Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh mausoleum  EdinburghScotlandRestoration.
Item 53 of 691892Midlothian County Hall  EdinburghScotlandDesign for refacing - not executed
Item 54 of 691892Pearce Memorial Hall and InstituteGovan GlasgowScotlandGothic scheme - not built
Item 55 of 691892Pollok House, including lodges  GlasgowScotlandWork commenced 1892 and continued for a number of years - includes lodges and gateways
Item 56 of 691894Catholic Apostolic Church  EdinburghScotlandBaldacchino constructed
Item 57 of 691894St Giles Cathedral, Lord Justice General Inglis Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 58 of 691895Hopetoun House, East Gate LodgeAbercorn West LothianScotlandRestorations and alterations to gateway
Item 59 of 691895North British Railway Hotel  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 60 of 691895SwallowgaitSt Andrews FifeScotlandAnderson responsible
Item 61 of 691896Brankstone Grange  FifeScotlandAdditions, eastern extension of south range
Item 62 of 691896Houses, Comely Bank Terrace  EdinburghScotlandDesigned to harmonise with Thomas Brown's work
Item 63 of 691897Eastwood Parish ChurchPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 64 of 691897House and stables, North BerwickNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandNot built
Item 65 of 691897VillaGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 66 of 691898Bush House  MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 67 of 691898North British and Mercantile Offices  EdinburghScotlandDesign for new building - not executed
Item 68 of 691898Paisley AbbeyPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandReconstruction of transepts.
Item 69 of 691899Bothwell Parish Church and HAmilton MonumentBothwell LanarkshireScotlandRestoration

References

Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.