Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Alexander Dalrymple
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1880
Died: 23 April 1946
Bio Notes: Hugh Alexander Dalrymple was born in Hackney London, the youngest of three sons of Scottish parents. His father, William Dalrymple was a Marine Superintendent while his mother, Janet, died before he was ten.

He was articled to Robert Morham, Edinburgh City Architect, for five years. He was then assistant to Christopher Mitchell Shiner in London, where he passed the qualifying exam in 1906 and was elected ARIBA on 4 March 1907, at which date he was living at Upney House, Bridge Road, Essex. His proposers were John Slater, William Flockhart and Leonard Stokes, indicating very influential support. By 1911 he had moved to Manchester. According to his obituary in the Manchester Guardian he was in partnership in Manchester with Francis Jones for over thirty years and was associated particularly with the buildings of the District Bank, including the extensions to the head office in Spring Gardens, Manchester, the Southport branch in Portland stone and many small suburban and country branches in Georgian brick.

He was for some years president of the Manchester Beethoven Society and was an accomplished player on the viola.

Hugh Alexander Dalrymple died on 23 April 1946 at his residence, 193 Withington Road, Whalley Range and was interred at Manchesterís Southern Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Florence, and two daughters.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 9Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 9London, EnglandPrivate   
Item 3 of 9222, Richmond Road, Hackney, London, EnglandPrivate18811891 
Item 4 of 944, Leamington Terrace, Morningside, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1901 lodgings as Census return
Item 5 of 9Upney House, Bridge Road, Essex, EnglandPrivate1907 *  
Item 6 of 922, Maple Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, EnglandPrivate1911 lodgings as Census return
Item 7 of 920, Cooper Street, Manchester, EnglandBusiness1914 *  
Item 8 of 9178, Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, EnglandBusinessc. 19201946Jones and Dalrymple
Item 9 of 9193, Withington Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, EnglandPrivate1946 as death notice

* 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 4Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Before 1906Before 1906Apprenticeunder Robert Morham, Edinburgh City Architect
Item 2 of 4Robert MorhamBefore 1906Before 1906Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Francis Jonesc. 1914c. 1921Assistant ArchitectAssistant Barker Ellis and Jones c1914-1918, assistant to Francis Jones until offered partnership
Item 4 of 4Jones and Dalrymplec. 1921 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Flockhart4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Slater4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes4 March 1907for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Manchester Guardian24 April 1946  p8 - deaths
Item 2 of 3Manchester Guardian25 April 1946  p6 - deaths
Item 3 of 3Manchester Guardian27 April 1946  p3 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v17 p58 (microfilm reel 19)