Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Burrell
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 June 1812
Died: 7 May 1891
Bio Notes: Henry Burrell was born in Dunfermline in Fife on 8 June 1812, the son of Henry Burrell, a stonemason by trade who had become an inn-keeper by 1810, and his wife Isabel Bowman. It can be assumed that the younger Burrell trained as a mason with his father. We know little of his early career but in January 1842 he married Marion Marshall in Kinghorn. The marriage was also registered in Inverness, Henry's address at this time being Academy Street, Inverness where he seems to have been working as a mason.

By at least 1848 the family had moved to Auchintore, Kilmallie, Inverness-shire and Henry had taken a post as a 'road inspector' later also 'road surveyor' in Inverness-shire in which position he remained until at least 1881. He is also described as an architect during this period and ran a private practice at the same time, presumably to supplement his income from his salaried post.

The Burrells had thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters. Several of his sons followed trades related to those of his father: James and Andrew were joiners, Archibald a mason whilst William John Marshall Burrell was a Collector of Canal Dues on the Caledonian Canal. Marion Burrell died on 14 March 1881 and Henry thereafter lived with his son William. Henry died on 7 May 1891 in Kilmallie Argyll.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Academy Street, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1843c. 1848 
Item 2 of 2Primrose Bank, Kilmallie, Argyll, Scotland(?)Private1853  

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 101860Old Duncansburgh Church (later Town Hall)Duncansburgh Inverness-shireScotlandRemodelling
Item 2 of 101863Belford HospitalFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 3 of 101866Fort Augustus Parish ChurchFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 4 of 101868Bridge near Banavie  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 5 of 101876Arisaig School  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 101876Eilean Shona School and schoolhouseLoch Moidart ArgyllScotland 
Item 7 of 101876Roy Bridge School and schoolhouseRoy Bridge Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 101876School, StrontianStrontian ArgyllScotland 
Item 9 of 101877Kinlochmoidart School and schoolhouseKinlochmoidart Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 101886House at KilchoanKilchoan ArgyllScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1www.http://www.moidart.org.uk/datasets/amacdonaldtheft.htm http://www.moidart.org.uk/datasets/amacdonaldtheft.htm  From Sally Douglas

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 Information via website from Sally Douglas, great great granddaughter of Henry's sister Elizabeth Burrell.