Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Ingram
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1831(?)
Died: 4 February 1898
Bio Notes: William Ingram was born c.1831, the fourth son of James Ingram who had set up practice in Kilmarnock c.1830: his mother was Mary Samson. In the mid-1860s William set up a branch office in Glasgow at 154 West Regent Street. Another son, Robert Samson Ingram, born 1841, was sent to London to gain experience. He seems to have studied under Professor Thomas Leverton Donaldson (who had Ayrshire connections at Williamshaw) at University College as he proposed him for associate membership of the RIBA, for which he was elected on 26 March 1866 (lapsed c.1883). At that date Robert's address was 1 Westminster Chambers, indicating that he was an assistant of Charles Barry Junior who was another signatory to his nomination paper, the third being James Thomson. By 1868 Robert had joined William at West Regent Street, but subsequently moved to Kilmarnock to join his father, the Kilmarnock practice becoming J & R S Ingram. In July 1879 James died, the firm being restyled W & R S Ingram by August 1879, although some jobs were being carried out under the name of J & R S Ingram in the 1880s. While the practice built for all denominations, the archdiocese of Glasgow was an important client in the 1880s.

William died at 6 Walmer Terrace, Govan on 4 February 1898.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 66, Walmer Terrace, Govan, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1898 
Item 2 of 636, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18611865 
Item 3 of 6Hurlet, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18621888 
Item 4 of 6154, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 18681875 
Item 5 of 6134, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18791895 
Item 6 of 6114, King Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1887 *  

* 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 2J & W Ingram18621868  
Item 2 of 2W & R S IngramAugust 18791898Partner 

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 591862Erskine Church ManseTarbolton AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 591867Milnathort UP ChurchMilnathort Kinross-shireScotland 
Item 3 of 591869Bellgrove UP Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 591873RC Schools, Ropework Lane and Clyde Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 591874Lairdsland Primary SchoolKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 6 of 591875Our Lady and St Ninian RC ChurchNewton Stewart WigtownshireScotlandExecutant architect
Item 7 of 591876Torrance Board SchoolTorrance StirlingshireScotland 
Item 8 of 591877Chapel behind Wellpark House (formerly St Peter's Seminary)Partick GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 591877Crosshouse Established Church and ManseCrosshouse, Kilmarnock AyrshireScotlandUnsuccessful competition design?
Item 10 of 591877RC School, East Shaw StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotland?
Item 11 of 591877St Peter's SeminaryPartick GlasgowScotlandChapel (timber)
Item 12 of 591877Tollcross School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 591878St Ninian's RC Church and SchoolGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 14 of 591879Bourtreehill House  AyrshireScotlandReconstruction after fire
Item 15 of 591879Burns MonumentKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 16 of 591879Burns MuseumKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 17 of 591880Blackwood RC ChurchBlackwood Lanarkshire?Scotland 
Item 18 of 591880St Bridget's RC Presbytery  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 591882RC ChurchMuirkirk AyrshireScotland 
Item 20 of 591882St Mary's RC Church, IrvineIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 21 of 591882St Thomas RC Church and PresbyteryMuirkirk AyrshireScotlandPresbytery
Item 22 of 5918831 Aitken StreetDalry AyrshireScotland 
Item 23 of 591883Balgreen FarmDalrymple AyrshireScotland 
Item 24 of 591883Public HallsDalry AyrshireScotland 
Item 25 of 591883Tenements, Park StreetKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 26 of 591883Terrace of tenements, North Hamilton StreetKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 27 of 591884Ossington Coffee TavernKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 28 of 591884Our Lady and St Anne RC ChurchCadzow LanarkshireScotland 
Item 29 of 591885Cumnock Town HallCumnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 30 of 591885Reformers' MonumentKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 31 of 591885St Marnock's Parish ChurchKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandRestoration
Item 32 of 591885Uddingston SchoolUddingston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 33 of 59c. 1885Villas, Dundonald RoadKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 34 of 591886St Andrews Free ChurchKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandNew fašade and tower interior largely rebuilt
Item 35 of 591887Arnsheen ChurchBarrhill AyrshireScotland 
Item 36 of 591887Conservative ClubKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 37 of 591887Darvel Central ChurchDarvel AyrshireScotland 
Item 38 of 591887Maybole Town HallMaybole AyrshireScotland 
Item 39 of 591887Victoria HallsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 40 of 591888Building for the Kilmarnock Equitable Co-operative SocietyKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 41 of 591888Caldwell ChurchCaldwell RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 42 of 591888Kilmaurs ChurchKilmaurs AyrshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 43 of 591889Baird InstituteCumnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 44 of 591891Springside InstituteSpringside AyrshireScotland 
Item 45 of 591891Winton Place EU Church and hallKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandHall added
Item 46 of 591892Kirklandside HospitalKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 47 of 591892Weir InstituteLugar AyrshireScotland 
Item 48 of 591893Caledonian Steel Foundry  GlasgowScotland 
Item 49 of 591893Stable and dormitory for Sorn Dairy Supply Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 50 of 591894Kilmarnock Cemetery, memorial to Walter LowKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 51 of 591894Unionist ClubTroon AyrshireScotland 
Item 52 of 59189511 (Glen Rosa), 13 and 15 High Glencairn RoadKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 53 of 59189530-38 John Finnie StreetKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 54 of 591895Corporation StablesKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 55 of 591896Kilmarnock AcademyKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 56 of 591897A M Brown InstituteCatrine AyrshireScotland 
Item 57 of 591897Auchinleck Barony ChurchAuchinleck AyrshireScotlandTower and transepts. Also pews.
Item 58 of 591897Dick InstituteKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 59 of 591897Fullerton Public SchoolTroon AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills SC36/51/120 and Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories SC36/48/163

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson