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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Cattanach
Designation: Architect
Born: 26 October 1856
Died: 3 September 1928
Bio Notes: Alexander Cattanach (sometimes erroneously spelt Cattenach) was born on 26 October 1856, the son of Donald Cattanach, a stonemason and his wife Jane Cattanach (also her pre-married name). Like his father he trained as a stonemason but later practised in Kingussie as an architect and contractor. He died at the Laurels, Kingussie, on 3 September 1928, leaving moveable estate of 2346 9s. Alexander senior had six sons of whom Donald, born in 1880, was an architect and surveyor, William was an engineer, Andrew a road surveyor, Evan a farmer and Alexander, born in 1896, was an architect. Alexander junior continued the practice after his death and and had a large practice, designing houses, hotels and shooting lodges as well as cinemas.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Kingussie, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2The Laurels, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate 1928 

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 39 Kelso's La Scala CinemaInverness Inverness-shireScotlandDrawings not dated. May actually be for Central Hall Picture House - see separate entry
Item 2 of 391901VillaKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 3 of 391902Two villasKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 4 of 391902Villa for Mrs ReidNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 5 of 391903VillaNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 391904HouseKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 391905CottageKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 391905Meadowside HospitalKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 9 of 391905VillaNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 391906Dalwhinnie School and schoolhouseDalwhinnie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 11 of 391906Duke of Gordon HotelKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 12 of 391906Three cottagesNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 13 of 391907Alvie School and schoolhouseAlvie Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 14 of 391907Kingussie SchoolKingussie Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 15 of 391908Kingussie UF Church and hallKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 16 of 391909British Linen BankKingussie Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations to law offices
Item 17 of 391909Craigmhor HotelNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotlandExtensive additions
Item 18 of 391909Duthill UF ChurchCarrbridge Inverness-shireScotlandLocal architect supervising job
Item 19 of 391909Dwelling houseLaggan Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 20 of 391909Kincraig UF ChurchKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 21 of 391909Kingussie Post OfficeKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 22 of 391909Large dwellinghouseKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 23 of 391909Two housesNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 24 of 391909Workmen's housesKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 25 of 391910Newtonmore SchoolNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 26 of 391910Post officeForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 27 of 391911Alvie UF ManseAlvie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 28 of 391911Coul-na-CoileKingussie Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions to house and masonry along west boundary
Item 29 of 391911Duthil UF ManseCarrbridge Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 30 of 391912Hall, Library and caretaker's quartersNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 31 of 391914Kingussie SchoolKingussie Inverness-shireScotlandFurther additions
Item 32 of 391921Aviemore housing (one block) for Inverness County CouncilAviemore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 33 of 391921One block of housing for Inverness County CouncilLynwilg Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 34 of 391921One block of housing for Inverness County CouncilBoat of Garten Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 35 of 391921Twelve double blocks of houses (three blocks) for Inverness County CouncilNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 36 of 391921Two blocks of houses for County CouncilKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 37 of 391921Two blocks of housing for Inverness County CouncilNethy Bridge / Nethybridge Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 38 of 391921Two blocks of housing for Inverness County CouncilCarrbridge Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 39 of 391926Picture HouseElgin MorayshireScotlandMay be the younger Cattanach


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland PressSpells his name 'Cattenach'
Item 2 of 3Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 3 of 3Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlexander Cattenach Collection, RIAS  
Item 3 of 3New Register HouseWills and Testaments  


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