Basic Biographical Details

Name: Grahame Peat & Duncan
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1879
Ended: 1890
Bio Notes: John Grahame (spelt Graham in his will) Peat was born in Alloa in 1828 or 1829, the son of Patrick Peat, commercial traveller and Bethia Grahame. He was apprenticed to Brown & Carrick, probably c.1845 and certainly before 1853 when the partnership was dissolved. Thereafter he appears to have been in Melbourne, Australia, with a Mr Burns, with whom he designed the fašade of the Theatre Royal at Melbourne (no longer extant: date not traced and the record of his time in Australia is unclear). In 1863 he commenced independent practice at 60 Cadzow Street, Hamilton at the age of thirty-four, having married Jeanie Fleming at Tradeston on 24 December 1862. A son John George was born c.1864, and another, William G, followed c.1865, both born in Hamilton. In 1867 or 1868, in Hamilton, Peat married his second wife, Jeanie McLaren, a hosier at Argyll Arcade in Glasgow who presumably had means of her own.

By 1873-74 Peat was in partnership with Robert Duncan, who had been born c.1840 in Dumbarton, the son of Ebeneezer Duncan, builder and his wife Agnes Meikleham. Nothing is known of him until he was taken into partnership by Peat, the business encompassing that of housefactor and measurer as well as architect. It continued under the name of Grahame Peat & Duncan until c.1890.

Peat died at Hamilton of a cerebral haemorrhage on 25 February 1897.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 3157, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18711875 
Item 3 of 3205, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1880 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 4John Grahame PeatBefore 1879c. 1890Partner 
Item 2 of 4Robert DuncanBefore 1879c. 1890Partner 
Item 3 of 4William G PeatAfter 1880 Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4Andrew Robertson18881889Assistant 

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 91878Brandon TowerHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 91879Hamilton Combination Fever HospitalHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 91883Two tenements, Leven Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 91884Two tenements, Albert Road and Kenmure StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 91885Tenement, Melville StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 91885Two tenements, Kenmure Street and Melville StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 91886Stable, Rutherford Lane  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 91888TowervilleHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of gabled bay to house, and stables
Item 9 of 91888Towerville LodgeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories