Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Munro
Designation: Architect
Born: 15 November 1910
Died: 25 December 2001
Bio Notes: James Munro was born on 15 November 1910, the son of John Munro, farmer, and his wife Elizabeth Brown, midwife. He was apprenticed to William Liddle Duncan from June 1926 to August 1929, and thereafter studied full-time at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen for three years. In December 1933 he took up a post in the office of Scott Sutherland, and he was still there when he was elected ARIBA in mid- to late 1934, his proposers being W L Duncan, Scott Sutherland and R Leslie Rollo.

He was the post-war partner of William Liddle Duncan of Turriff, Aberdeenshire, and moved the practice to the house and office he designed for himself after Duncan's death in 1951. He was elected FRIBA in 1961 and retired in 1975.

Munro died aged 91 on Christmas Day 2001 at Turiff Nursing Home. His wife Margaret Elizabeth Kellie had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Victoria Terrace, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 4North Bodiechell, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1934 *  
Item 3 of 414, High Street, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 4 of 4Berryleys/22, Deveron Road, Turiff, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19612001 

* 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 3William Liddle DuncanJune 1926August 1929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3T Scott SutherlandDecember 1933After 1934Assistant 
Item 3 of 3W L Duncan & Munro19471975Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp244
Item 2 of 3RCAHMS2004Creating a Future for the Past: the Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation Project Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotlandp 46
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5471 (combined box 80)