Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Brown of Uphall
Designation: Architect
Died: 11 June 1833
Bio Notes: Thomas Brown of Uphall appears to have specialised in farm buildings and been employed on the Hopetoun estates among other jobs. In 1814 he was responsible for a 'new addition' (including a new dining room) at New Saughton or Cammo, Midlothian for James Watson, in 1827-30 he designed additions for Ormiston Hall, East Lothian for the 5th Earl of Hopetoun and in 1828-9 he altered and repaired Over Rankeillour House, Fife for General Sir Alexander Hope. Early in the 1830s either he or his son, Thomas Brown II, worked for William Adam at Blair Adam in Kinross-shire where he designed the Memorial (1833) and various gates and lodges. Temple Church, Midlothian was built in 1832 to the designs presumably of the elder Brown and the younger one altered Carrington Church, Midlothian in 1836. The latter is commemorated in Uphall churchyard. Thomas Brown II appears to have had at least one sister, Wilhelmina Caroline who died unmarried about 1876.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Uphall, West Lothian, ScotlandPrivate   

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 171814Cammo House  MidlothianScotlandNew addition including new dining room
Item 2 of 171824Kinross County BuildingsKinross? Kinross-shireScotland 
Item 3 of 171825Carriden HouseCarriden West LothianScotlandMeasurd dykes on estate
Item 4 of 171825Luffness HouseDrem East LothianScotlandKitchen, possibly water tower
Item 5 of 171826BurnshotBlackness West LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 6 of 171827Ormiston HallOrmiston East LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 7 of 171828Over Rankeillour House and estate buildings  FifeScotlandAlterations and repairs (including altering the octagon building for the servants' offices. Also alterations to stable offices.
Item 8 of 171829Parbroath FarmBrunton FifeScotlandSteading
Item 9 of 171830Duddingston Mill and house  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 171830Temple Church amd session houseTemple MidlothianScotland 
Item 11 of 171831Craighall, farmstead and farmbuildingsCeres FifeScotland 
Item 12 of 171831Mount FarmMonimail FifeScotlandRepairs alterations and additions to steading
Item 13 of 171831Over Rankeillour House and estate buildings  FifeScotlandAlterations and additions to gardener's house
Item 14 of 17c. 1831Duddingston House  EdinburghScotlandRepairs
Item 15 of 171832Easthall, Steading and cottagesMonimail FifeScotlandSteading
Item 16 of 171832St Nicholas Parish ChurchUphall West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 171833Blair Adam  Kinross-shireScotlandMemorial (and various gates and lodges in 1830s)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Press 
Item 2 of 2Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Linlithgow Sheriff Court SC41/53/1; Edinburgh Sheriff Court SC70/4/159 (sister Wilhelmina)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Perthshire Courier27 June 1833  Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court Records SC41/53/1
Item 2 of 2Perth and Kinross District CouncilMinutes of Commissioners of Supply for Kinross-shire