Basic Biographical Details

Name: Rhoderic (or Roderic/Roderick) Cameron
Designation: Architect
Born: 1860
Died: 7 June 1928(?)
Bio Notes: Rhoderic Cameron (who signed his name thus but is also referred to in other sources as Roderic or Roderick) was born in 1860 at the farm of Bunlair in Glenurquhart. He trained with Alexander Ross in Inverness after which he was draughtsman and 'confidential assistant' to Rowand Anderson, leaving after eight years to go into independent practice in Edinburgh. At some point before he won the Hardman Powell Prize for design in forged iron. He moved to Aberfeldy for health reasons in the 1890s, later entering into partnership with William Bell, architect and civil engineer. His works included churches, rectories, residences, country houses and estate buildings, farm buildings, schools, commercial premises and waterworks, and are mostly in Perthshire. By 1910 Bell & Cameron were operating in Pitlochry as well as Aberfeldy.

In 1917 Cameron took on his son, Duncan Chisholm Cameron (born 1901), as an apprentice. In 1923 father and son went into partnership, although it is unclear whether the firm's name changed to reflect this.

Rhoderic Cameron was a member of the Society of Architects and gained automatic admittance as LRIBA in May 1926 without the need for proposers. He then quickly applied to become FRIBA and was admitted on 29 November of the same year, proposed by John Campbell Turner Murray, James Andrew Minty and the RIBA Council. He died on 7 June 1928 and left a widow and a daughter as well as his son, who moved to Edinburgh and continued to practise on his own account.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2130, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness188818961896 is last entry
Item 2 of 2St Anns, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1914After 1926 

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 7Alexander Ross18761880Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson18801881AssistantWorked as assistant for 8 years
Item 3 of 7Anderson & Browne18811883Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Wardrop, Anderson & Browne18831885Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Wardrop & Anderson18851888 or 1889Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Bell & CameronAfter 18901914(?)Partner 
Item 7 of 7Rhoderic Cameron & Son19231928Partner 

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 1Duncan Chisholm Cameron19171923Apprentice 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Andrew Minty29 November 1926for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3John Campbell Turner Murray29 November 1926for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3RIBA Council29 November 1926for Fellowship

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 341888St Columba's RC Church  EdinburghScotlandWon in competition
Item 2 of 34After 1890Lochrannoch HotelLoch Rannoch PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 341891St Margaret's RC SchoolLoanhead MidlothianScotlandWon in competition
Item 4 of 341892Achiltibuie schoolteacher's houseLochbroom Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 5 of 34c. 1900Kinloch Castle, Gazebo/Lawn Tower Rhum/RumInverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 341903Union Bank BuildingAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 341906Episcopal Church and RectoryAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 34Before 1910Residences and housesAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 341911School and schoolhouseBallinluig PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 10 of 34After 1918Parish work (poor house?) for Glenurquhart County CouncilGlenurquhart Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 11 of 34After 1918Parish work (poor house?) for Ullapool County CouncilUllapool Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 12 of 341919St Andrews Episcopal Church, TullypowrieStrathtay PerthshireScotlandStone nave added and chancel remodelled
Item 13 of 34Before 1926Allean HouseGlen Fincastle PerthshireScotland 
Item 14 of 34Before 1926Auction marketPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 34Before 1926Breadalbane AcademyAberfeldy PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 16 of 34Before 1926Bridge over River Dochart, AuchessanKillin PerthshireScotland 
Item 17 of 34Before 1926Castle Menzies, estate residencesAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 18 of 34Before 1926ChurchGlen Fincastle PerthshireScotlandRestoration
Item 19 of 34Before 1926ChurchTummel Bridge PerthshireScotlandRestoration
Item 20 of 34Before 1926Estate worksRannoch PerthshireScotland 
Item 21 of 34Before 1926MausoleumGlenlyon PerthshireScotland 
Item 22 of 34Before 1926Meggernie CastleGlenlyon PerthshireScotlandRestoration and estate works
Item 23 of 34Before 1926Parish ChurchStrathtay PerthshireScotland 
Item 24 of 34Before 1926Parish Church manseGlenlyon PerthshireScotland 
Item 25 of 34Before 1926Precipitation and sewage worksKillin PerthshireScotland 
Item 26 of 34Before 1926ResidenceStrathtay PerthshireScotland 
Item 27 of 34Before 1926Schools and schoolmasters' houses for Lochbroom School BoardLochbroom Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 28 of 34Before 1926Shop premisesCanonmills EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 34Before 1926Shop premises, Rose Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 34Before 1926Shops and dwelling housesTrinity EdinburghScotland 
Item 31 of 34Before 1926Shops, villas and dwelling housesKillin PerthshireScotland 
Item 32 of 34Before 1926UF ChurchFortingall, Glenlyon PerthshireScotlandRestoration
Item 33 of 34Before 1926UF Church manseRannoch PerthshireScotlandWon in competition
Item 34 of 34Before 1926Water supply worksAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

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

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder8 June 1928  p972
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal9 June 1928 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp535 Obituary

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 L no3243 (microfilm reel 36); F no2441 (box 6)