Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Duncan & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1897
Ended: 1907
Bio Notes: James Duncan was born in 1828, the son of George Duncan, a Turriff mason. Nothing is known of his professional training, but he commenced practice in Turriff by at least 1862 when he designed Cuminestown School. He quickly acquired a well-deserved reputation for the planning and construction of farm steadings and had more than forty estates, great and small, as clients. In 1887 his son William Liddle Duncan, born 1870, became an apprentice; he was taken into partnership in 1897. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers including Arthur Clyne and Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon.

James Duncan died on 6 March 1907 and was buried in St Congan's Churchyard; William Liddle Duncan continued the practice under his own name thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Turriff, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate   

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 2James Duncan18971907Senior Partner 
Item 2 of 2William Liddle Duncan18971907Partner 

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 100 Alvah SchoolAlvah BanffshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 100 Chalmers SchoolTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions - date unknown
Item 3 of 100 Marnoch SchoolMarnoch BanffshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 4 of 1001890sMarnoch Parish Church HallMarnoch BanffshireScotlandExact date unclear; may have been done before partnership was formed in 1897
Item 5 of 1001890sTurriff Higher Grade School (and later Academy)Turriff AberdeenshireScotlandExact date unclear; may have been done before partnership was formed in 1897
Item 6 of 1001890sTurriff Parish ChurchTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations - exact date unclear; may have been done before partnership was formed in 1897
Item 7 of 1001890sTurriff Parish Church Hall (St Ninian's)Turriff AberdeenshireScotlandExact date unclear; may have been done before partnership was formed in 1897
Item 8 of 1001896Commercial HotelTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 9 of 1001897Alford Infectious Diseases HospitalAlford AberdeenshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 10 of 1001897Bank of ScotlandTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 11 of 1001897Gammie'sTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 12 of 100After 1897Three cottage hospitals  Aberdeenshire/Banffshire?Scotland 
Item 13 of 1001899Ord ChurchOrd? BanffshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 14 of 1001899Turriff Post OfficeTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 100Late 1800sVillas, Station RoadLittle Turriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 16 of 1001900Cran CottageTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 17 of 1001900(?)NetherdaleNetherdale Estate AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 18 of 1001900Ordiquhill SchoolOrdiquhill BanffshireScotland 
Item 19 of 100c. 1900Ardinn, SteadingDelgaty AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 20 of 100c. 1900Auchterless Church HallAuchterless AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 21 of 100c. 1900Backhill of Ardmiddle, Dwelling HouseArdmiddle AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 22 of 100c. 1900Backhill of Drachlaw, Steading and Dwelling HouseClunie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 23 of 100c. 1900Blackfolds, Dwelling HouseNetherdale AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 24 of 100c. 1900Blackford, SmithyBlackford Aberdeenshire?Scotland 
Item 25 of 100c. 1900Blairshillock, HouseBlairshillock  Scotland 
Item 26 of 100c. 1900Brae of Crombie, Dwelling House and OfficesHaddo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 27 of 100c. 1900Burnfield, SteadingAvochie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 28 of 100c. 1900Clayforbie or Clochforbie, House and ShopClayforbie or Clochforbie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 29 of 100c. 1900CottagePeterculter AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 30 of 100c. 1900Crossfields, Dwellinghouse, Bungalow, ShedTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 31 of 100c. 1900Cuminestown, House for Dr ForbesCuminestown AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 32 of 100c. 1900Easterfield SchoolInverkeithny BanffshireScotland 
Item 33 of 100c. 1900Fintry SchoolFintry AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 34 of 100c. 1900Fisherford, CottagesAuchterless AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 35 of 100c. 1900Fyvie ManseFvyie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 36 of 100c. 1900Fyvie, Chemist's Shop for Mr HendersonFyvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 37 of 100c. 1900Gallowhill, Dwelling House and Reconstruction of SteadingHaddo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 38 of 100c. 1900Glenfoudland SchoolGlenfoudland/Glen Foudland AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 39 of 100c. 1900Gowanbank, House for Alex MackieFyvie AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 40 of 100c. 1900Greens, Feithhill, Farm SteadingClunie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 41 of 100c. 1900Heathfield, Dwelling HouseNetherdale/Corse AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 42 of 100c. 1900House and Shop for Mrs MackieFyvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 43 of 100c. 1900House at Turriff Station for Mr BallochTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 44 of 100c. 1900Insch, House for Mr BarnettInsch AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 45 of 100c. 1900Itlaw, Steading, Grieve's cottage, Double CottageMountblairy BanffshireScotland 
Item 46 of 100c. 1900Kennethmont School and School HouseKennethmont/Kinnethmont AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 47 of 100c. 1900King Edward SchoolKing Edward AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 48 of 100c. 1900Knowes, Steading and FarmhouseBalgaveny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 49 of 100c. 1900Laithers House, LodgeLaithers AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 50 of 100c. 1900Lewes, Sheds, Warehouse, Stable and HouseFyvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 51 of 100c. 1900Linkbraeheads, Dwelling HouseGlassaugh BanffshireScotland 
Item 52 of 100c. 1900Linnhead SchoolAlvah BanffshireScotland 
Item 53 of 100c. 1900Lochter, Dwelling House and SteadingBalcairn AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 54 of 100c. 1900Mains of Eden, SteadingEden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 55 of 100c. 1900Maryfield, Dwelling HouseMaryfield AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 56 of 100c. 1900Mid Bodiechell, Steading and Dwelling HouseNetherdale AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 57 of 100c. 1900Mill of Crombie, SteadingHaddo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 58 of 100c. 1900Mill of Laithers, Steading and Dwelling HouseArdmiddle AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 59 of 100c. 1900Moss-side of Teuchar, Dwelling House SpecificationsMoss-side of Teuchar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 60 of 100c. 1900Moss-side, Dwelling HouseCulvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 61 of 100c. 1900North Colyne, Dwelling HouseColyne, Bognie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 62 of 100c. 1900North Monkshill, Dwelling House and SteadingMonkshill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 63 of 100c. 1900North Pitglassie, House, Steading and Water SupplyPitglassie MorayshireScotland 
Item 64 of 100c. 1900Peatknowe, SteadingHaddo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 65 of 100c. 1900Rettanoch, Dwelling House and other BuildingsRothiemay MorayshireScotland 
Item 66 of 100c. 1900Rosebrae, Dwelling House and OfficesNetherdale AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 67 of 100c. 1900Rosecroft, Dwelling House SpecificationsNetherdale AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 68 of 100c. 1900Rowntree, Steading and Dwelling House AdditionsHaddo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 69 of 100c. 1900Sexton's HouseAlvah BanffshireScotland 
Item 70 of 100c. 1900South Sandlaw, Double CottageSouth Sandlaw AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 71 of 100c. 1900Sprottynook, Steading and Dwelling HouseNetherdale AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 72 of 100c. 1900Stonifield, Raemore, Dwelling House SpecificationsHaddo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 73 of 100c. 1900Stripeside, Dwelling House and SteadingNetherdale/Corse AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 74 of 100c. 1900Strocherie, Double CottageStrocherie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 75 of 100c. 1900Templeford, CottageAuchaber AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 76 of 100c. 1900Turriff Cemetery, Caretaker's House, gates and tool shedTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 77 of 100c. 1900Upper Woodside, Dwelling House SpecificationsNetherdale AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 78 of 100c. 1900Woodside of Delgaty, Dwelling House and SteadingDelgaty AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 79 of 100c. 1900Writing Chambers for George Lyall, Victoria TerraceTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1001901Farm steading, RothiebrisbaneFyvie AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 81 of 1001901Hatton CastleTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations at upper floors
Item 82 of 1001901Hatton Estate, Cushnie FarmsteadAuchterless AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 83 of 1001901Hatton Estate, Upperthird farmsteadAuchterless AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 84 of 1001901House, Middlehill  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 85 of 1001901Steading, Bankhead  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 86 of 1001901Steadings, AuchterlessAuchterless AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 87 of 1001902Delgatie Castle, Home Farm SteadingDelgatie AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions and repairs
Item 88 of 100c. 1902Fyvie, Bungalow for Mr DavidsonFyvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 89 of 1001903Brae of CrombieMarnoch BanffshireScotland 
Item 90 of 1001903Easterfreefield SchoolEasterfreefield (Lerwick?)Mainland?Shetland?/Aberdeenshire?Scotland 
Item 91 of 1001903GallowhillMarnoch BanffshireScotland 
Item 92 of 1001903Kennethmont SchoolKennethmont/Kinnethmont AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 93 of 100After 1905Cairnborrow Lodge and Gamekeeper's HouseGlass AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 94 of 100After 1905SchoolCuminestown AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 95 of 100After 1905Technical SchoolTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 96 of 1001906Badenscoth SchoolAuchterless AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 97 of 1001906Manse of FyvieFyvie AberdeenshireScotlandBay windows and single storey addition
Item 98 of 1001907Insch Church hallInsch AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 99 of 1001907Ythanwells ManseYthanwells AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration
Item 100 of 1001910Kirktown SchoolInverkeithny BanffshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RCAHMS2004Creating a Future for the Past: the Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation Project Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotlandpp46-9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS QuarterlyAugust 1951no 85Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p62 - obituary of William Liddle Duncan