Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Burns Cromb
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872
Bio Notes: John Burns Cromb was born in 1872 and articled to John Young & Son of Perth from 1889 to 1893, thereafter becoming assistant in the 12th Duke of Hamilton's Arran Estates Office. After the estates were divided on the Duke's death in 1895, Cromb became architect to the 13th Duke of Hamilton, although the official date of his commencement in practice as a principal was 1897. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects; at that time he was living at Isla Cottage, Bent Road, Hamilton.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Isla Cottage, Bent Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 2Hamilton Estates Office, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* 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 1John Young & Son18891893Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

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 5After 1897Hamilton Palace, entrance gate lodgeHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 5After 1897Villas for William DalzielHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 51903Dungavel HouseStrathaven LanarkshireScotlandBuilt as shooting lodge
Item 4 of 51910Duchess Nina Nurses' HomeFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandUncertain attribution, based solely on employment by the Duke of Hamilton
Item 5 of 51910Workmen's Institute, QuarterHamilton LanarkshireScotland 


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 v17 no1206