Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Hough (or Heugh, or Heuch) MacLure
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: c. 1821
Died: 31 July 1892
Bio Notes: Hugh Hough Maclure (his middle name also being variously spelt Heugh or Heuch) was born c.1821, the son of Andrew MacLure, master plasterer and Margaret Marshall. He was related to the engineers of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (although it is not clear which ones), and carried out both architectural and civil engineering work for that company. He must have commenced practice in 1844 or 1845, as his entry in the 'Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory' of 1868 describes him as being in practice for 23 years. In the latter year his office was in Sauchiehall Street and by that time he had been responsible for 'railways, roadbridges' and had written on 'The Sewage of Glasgow and Neighbourhood'.

MacLure married Eliza Reid and they had a son, W R MacLure. Hugh H MacLure died of rheumatic gout, pruritis and enlarged prostate at his home, Wellwood, Bearsden, New Kilpatrick on 31 July 1892.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 365, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1860After 1872 
Item 2 of 3127, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1875After 1880 
Item 3 of 3Wellwood, New Kilpatrick/Bearsden, Dunbartonshire/Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate31 July 1892 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4David Maclaren1870s(?)c. 1876Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 4James Davidson18751882Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Alexander Gardner1883Before 1888Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Alexander GardnerAfter 18831888Chief Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer 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 281858MunchesDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAddition
Item 2 of 281860Doonfoot BridgeDoonfoot AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 281861ManseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 4 of 281863Heathhall Farm Railway BridgeDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 5 of 281863Public HallAlexandria DunbartonshireScotlandWon in competition
Item 6 of 281865Kenmure CastleNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAddition of buttressing
Item 7 of 2818662 Wellington Street and 65 Sauchiehall Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 281870Garturk Parish ChurchCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 281873New Kilpatrick Parish ChurchBearsden DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 10 of 281874Coats Parish ChurchCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 281874Milngavie Public SchoolMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 12 of 281875Alexander Whitelaw FountainCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 281875Barrowfield Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 281875Glasgow Academy  GlasgowScotland4-bay wing
Item 15 of 281875Rumford Street school  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 281875Sister Street School  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building
Item 17 of 281876West Mayston SchoolCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 281877New Kilpatrick Parish ChurchBearsden DunbartonshireScotlandOrgan chamber
Item 19 of 281878Bellshill Parish ChurchBellshill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 281878Kilmarnock StationKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandConflict of information here - 'Buildings of scotland' goves Andrew Galloway.
Item 21 of 281878Parkhead School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 281879(?)Coatbridge High School, janitor's lodgeCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 281879Glasgow Herald Building  GlasgowScotlandTwo sets of competition designs exhibited
Item 24 of 281885New Kilpatrick Parish ChurchBearsden DunbartonshireScotlandWestern extension and tower
Item 25 of 281885Sister Street School  GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 26 of 281887Glasgow Academy  GlasgowScotlandSecond wing
Item 27 of 281887Parkhead School  GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 28 of 281890New Kilpatrick Parish ChurchBearsden DunbartonshireScotlandNorth jamb addition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, engineer:
Item 1 of 3Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Dumbarton Sheriff Court Sc65/34/37 (appears as Hugh Heugh MacLure)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research on family history by Iain Paterson