Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Henderson
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 July 1860
Died: 4 April 1919
Bio Notes: Richard Henderson was born at Castlegrove, Hoddam, Dumfriesshire on 7 July 1860, the son of Walter Irving Henderson, builder, and his wife Elizabeth Riddell. He was presumably articled to his father. On 22 June 1883 he married Catherine Fraser at Pennershaughs Cottage, Middlebie, Dumfriessshire, the ceremony being conducted by the Free Church minister at Ecclefechan.

He moved to Glasgow, first working as a mason and then as an architect and builder, specialising in tenements on the south side of the city. Some of these have good Art Nouveau details, suggesting that he had acquired an able assistant from one of the better Glasgow offices. In 1903 or 1904 he joined O Miller Robertson in the short-lived partnership of Henderson & Miller Robertson which lasted until about 1907.

Henderson was one of the pioneers of reinforced concrete construction in Glasgow. He died of cerebral haemorrhage at Craigiemichael, Innellan on 4 April 1919.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Castlegrove, Hoddam, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness1860 *  
Item 2 of 4Castlewood, Hoddam, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness1883  
Item 3 of 4116, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19041910 
Item 4 of 4121, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1914After 1915 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Henderson & Miller Robertson1903c. 1907Partner 

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 1William Barclay1904 or 19051908 or 1909Chief Assistant 

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 13 Hampden Park Football GroundMount Florida GlasgowScotlandArchitect of original stand? Role unclear
Item 2 of 131903Seven Double Villas, Clincart, Mount Florida GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 131905Villa, Mount Annan Drive  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 131906Villa, Mount Annan Drive  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 131908Tenements, Garry Street, Spean Street and Holmlea Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 131909Double Villa Blairbeth Drive   GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 131909Six Tenements, Cathcart Road and Carmunnock Road   GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 131912Villa, Mount Annan Drive  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 131913Govan Cinema  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 131913William Park's Motor Body Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 131914Netherton WorksAnniesland GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 131914Shawlands Picture HouseShawlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 131916Villa, Mount Annan Drive  GlasgowScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson