Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Fettis (or Fettes)
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1835
Died: 13 May 1911
Bio Notes: William Fettis of Fettes (spelling varies) was born about 1835 in Montrose, the son of John W Fettes, painter journeyman and his wife Margaret. He was a pupil of James Matthews. He was in practice in Brechin from about 1859 and with an office at St David Street, Brechin from 1868 until 1911. He was married to Agnes and the couple had one son and one daughter.

Fettes served on the Brechin Town School Board in the 1890s. He died on 13 May 1911 aged 78.

No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 328, Market Street, Brechin, Angus, ScotlandPrivate1864  
Item 2 of 331, St David Street, Brechin, Angus, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1868 *1911 
Item 3 of 3Rosemount, Latch Road, Brechin, Angus, ScotlandPrivateBefore 18811911Sometimes appears as 12 Rosemount Villa

* 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 1James Matthews  Apprentice 

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 151866St Laurence Public HallLaurencekirk AngusScotland 
Item 2 of 151867Lodges and Public ParkBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 3 of 151867St Cyrus Parish SchoolSt Cyrus KincardineshireScotland 
Item 4 of 151868InfirmaryBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 5 of 15Before 1868City HallBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 6 of 15Before 1868Parish School BuildingsSt Cyrus KincardineshireScotland 
Item 7 of 151873ManseLaurencekirk KincardineshireScotlandRear additions
Item 8 of 151876ManseInverbervie KincardineshireScotlandDouble pile extension at rear
Item 9 of 151881Tenements SchoolBrechin AngusScotlandAdditions to main school and infant school
Item 10 of 151883Brechin Parish Church hallBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 11 of 151884East RC schoolBrechin AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 151888HallBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 13 of 151891Villa, Trinity RoadBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 14 of 151895Edzell Parish ChurchEdzell AngusScotlandFlat-roofed vestry
Item 15 of 151902Shop, workshop and dwelling houseBrechin AngusScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Courier28 October 1892   
Item 2 of 3Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser26 April 1864   
Item 3 of 3The Brechin Almanac   Various years

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1New Register HouseWills and Testaments FETTIS WILLIAM 16/07/1917 ARCHITECT, ROSEMOUNT, LATCH ROAD, BRECHIN, D. 13/05/1911 AT BRECHIN, TESTATE. FORFAR SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC47/43/29