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:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Edinburgh, Scotland||Private|| || || |
|London, England||Private|| || || |
|222, Richmond Road, Hackney, London, England||Private||1881||1891|| |
|44, Leamington Terrace, Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1901|| ||lodgings as Census return|
|Upney House, Bridge Road, Essex, England||Private||1907 *|| || |
|22, Maple Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England||Private||1911|| ||lodgings as Census return|
|20, Cooper Street, Manchester, England||Business||1914 *|| || |
|178, Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, England||Business||c. 1920||1946||Jones and Dalrymple|
|193, Withington Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, England||Private||1946|| ||as death notice|
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|British Architectural Library, RIBA||2001||Directory of British Architects 1834-1914|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Manchester Guardian||24 April 1946|| || ||p8 - deaths|
|Manchester Guardian||25 April 1946|| || ||p6 - deaths|
|Manchester Guardian||27 April 1946|| || ||p3 - obituary|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A v17 p58 (microfilm reel 19)|