Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Duncan
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1849
Bio Notes: Robert Duncan was born about 1849 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He trained as a carpenter and practised as such in Huntly. He is recorded as a house carpenter journeyman in in 1871 when he was living with his widowed mother in Nelson Street. He married Susan Symon in the early 1870s. The couple had four daughters. However Susan died young at the age of 45 in 1894. Duncan remarried within a couple of years and by his second wife, Isabella, had two sons and a daughter.

Duncan began practising as an architect in the late 1870s and continued to do so through the 1880s and 1890s. However in 1891 he is recorded as being 'collector of taxes' as well as architect and by 1901 was 'collector and treasurer for the burgh'.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Huntly, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 2Daisy Cottage, Gladstone Road, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate/business1881After 1901 

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 121879Town HallDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 2 of 121889Beldorney CastleGlass AberdeenshireScotlandStables
Item 3 of 121889Buildings for MurrayAuchingoul AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 4 of 121889Buildings for MurrayAuchingoul AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 121889Jubilee HospitalHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 6 of 121889Lumsden United Presbyterian ChurchLumsden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 7 of 121889Rhynie Parish ChurchRhynie AberdeenshireScotlandTower, alterations and additions
Item 8 of 121889Symon's BuildingsDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 9 of 121895Houses, Gladstone RowHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 10 of 121899Huntly HotelHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 11 of 121901Leslie SchoolLeslie AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and improvements to schoolhouse
Item 12 of 121903Shop and House, George StreetHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Journal11 January 1894   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses