Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1862
Died: 11 June 1927
Bio Notes: Andrew H Heiton Granger was born c.1862, and was the son of John Granger, a tenant farmer at Pitcur, Coupar Angus. He was educated at Perth Academy and at Fettes College, where he enrolled in 1876, and was presumably apprenticed to his uncle, Andrew Heiton Junior. He was assistant to his uncle from the early 1880s, and eventually became his partner. It is, however, likely that he had English experience as the first work with which his name is associated, the rebuilding of Hallyburton House for Graham Menzies (the proprietor of the Pitcur Estate) was English neo-Tudor, and quite different in character from the Scottish- French- and German-influenced domestic work of his uncle. He took effective control of the practice in or about 1891 when his uncle became semi-retired, and lived with him at Darnick in Perth and at Darnick in Roxburghshire.

Andrew Heiton Junior died at Darnick, Perth of 'congestion of the brain' (presumably a stroke) on 3 March 1894 and was buried at Old Greyfriars on the fifth. On succeeding to the practice and the Darnick estate, Granger reversed his surnames to Andrew Granger Heiton. In the 1890s his domestic work was similar in character to that of J M Dick Peddie's practice with 'Old English' half-timbered gables and sash windows with astragalled upper sashes, and interiors of different periods reflecting the use of the rooms, Jacobean smoking rooms or billiard rooms and Louis Seize drawing rooms. After 1900 his tastes were more neo-Georgian, and like his uncle he was an important collector of antique furniture. The detail of the Perth Guildhall well exemplifies his refined outlook on design in his later years.

As a young man Andrew Granger Heiton was a prominent rugby player and cricketer, playing for Perthshire CC, and an enthusiastic volunteer, but he subsequently suffered from indifferent health. During the First World War he served as a captain in the Black Watch and was put in command of guarding the Highland line from Perth to Inverness, duties which took a further toll on his health in winter. By the early 1920s he was, according to Frank Thomson who was asked to complete his remodelling of Drumfork, in some difficulty in producing drawings for clients, and a partnership was formed with John Sibbald McKay, who had worked as an assistant in his office from 1913 to 1915.

Andrew Granger Heiton died on holiday at Harrogate in June 1927, survived by his widow, Catherine Dunn, daughter of W H Dunn of Melrose, and a daughter, Judy, who remained unmarried. Catherine Dunn had lived in Darnick Tower after the death of her husband. The practice was continued by McKay.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Darnick, Kinnoull Terrace, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1891  
Item 2 of 3Darnick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate1894 * Country estate of the Heiton family. Had been in the family since mid-15th century. Present tower rebuilt in mid-16th century.
Item 3 of 372, George Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1895 *After 1911(?) 

* 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 4Andrew Heiton (junior)c. 1879(?)c. 1883(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Andrew Heiton (junior)c. 1883(?)1884Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Andrew Heiton (junior)18841894Partner 
Item 4 of 4Heiton & McKay19221927Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6William LaingAfter 1893 ApprenticePerhaps assistant?
Item 2 of 6James Gorman18941897Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6George Wittet18941898Apprentice 
Item 4 of 6Joseph Browne Dick Gorman18951897Apprentice 
Item 5 of 6John Thomas Galletly18971898Apprentice 
Item 6 of 6John Sibbald McKay19131915Assistant 

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 50 Workmen's Dwellings, HillylandPerth PerthshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 501863ParsonageStrathtay PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 501884St Andrew's Parish ChurchPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 4 of 50After 1884HuntingtowerfieldPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 501885Dalguise House  PerthshireScotlandLarge additions and alterations?
Item 6 of 501887Alyth Town HallAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 501887Conservative ClubPerth PerthshireScotlandConversion into club and new frontage
Item 8 of 501888James Murray Royal Lunatic AsylumPerth PerthshireScotlandNew wings to rear
Item 9 of 501889Trinity College Glenalmond, gymnasiumGlenalmond PerthshireScotland 
Item 10 of 501890Caledonian Road SchoolPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 11 of 501890Parish ChurchCoupar Angus AngusScotlandPulpit & organ
Item 12 of 501890St Paul's ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandOrgan loft and alterations
Item 13 of 50c. 1890CraigislaKilry, Glenisla PerthshireScotland 
Item 14 of 50c. 1890DungarthillDunkeld PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 501891Tom-na-MonachanPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 16 of 501892FonabPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 17 of 501892Huntingtower House  PerthshireScotland 
Item 18 of 501892St John the Baptist RC ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 19 of 501892St John's ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandRestoration
Item 20 of 501893Craighall Rattray  PerthshireScotlandAdditions, including 3-storey tower and entrance porch
Item 21 of 501893Offices and Warehouse for John Dewar and CoPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 22 of 501894Old LodgeElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 23 of 501895Perth Municipal BuildingsPerth PerthshireScotlandRebuilding and extension after fire
Item 24 of 501895Sandeman Public LibraryPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - placed equal second
Item 25 of 501895St Mary's Redemptionist Monastery and Church, KinnoullPerth PerthshireScotlandSouthern novices' range added
Item 26 of 501897St Mary's Redemptionist Monastery and Church, KinnoullPerth PerthshireScotlandOratory added
Item 27 of 501898Monument to the Ettrick ShepherdEttrick Hall SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 501900Caledonian Road SchoolPerth PerthshireScotlandAdvanced department added
Item 29 of 501901St Cuthbert's ManseMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 30 of 501902226-232 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 31 of 501904City of Perth Fever Hospital, FriartonPerth PerthshireScotland2nd premiated competition design
Item 32 of 501904Trinity College GlenalmondGlenalmond PerthshireScotlandLibrary
Item 33 of 501905Love's Auction RoomsPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 34 of 50c. 1905Trinity College Glenalmond, South African Memorial LibraryGlenalmond PerthshireScotland 
Item 35 of 501906St Mary's Cathedral, Chair for the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway  GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 501906West Tempar Shooting LodgeKinloch Rannoch PerthshireScotland 
Item 37 of 501907Old AcademyPerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 38 of 501908GuildhallPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 39 of 501910Glendoick House  PerthshireScotlandAlterations, additions and thatched lodge
Item 40 of 501911Tullybelton HouseAuchtergaven PerthshireScotlandReconstruction and new entrance after fire
Item 41 of 501911Wellfield Works Office  DundeeScotlandExtension to office
Item 42 of 501912Drumfork HouseBlacklunans PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 43 of 501914Caputh Parish ChurchCaputh PerthshireScotlandGeneral reconstruction including chancel and south aisle and re-furnishing
Item 44 of 501914St John's Anglican ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 45 of 501921St Martin's AbbeyBalbeggie PerthshireScotlandDemolition of Bryce's entrance wing, re-erection of porch, internal alterations
Item 46 of 501922Drumfork HouseBlacklunans PerthshireScotlandFurther work completed by Frank Thomson
Item 47 of 501923War MemorialKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 48 of 50c. 1925St John's Anglican ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandChancel screen (information per oral tradition in congregation)
Item 49 of 501926Priory Park, sports pavilion and recreation groundKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 50 of 501928Hillside HousePerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions to south


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 2 of 2The Fettes College Register1970The Fettes College Register: Centenary Edition, 1870 to 1970 Edinburgh 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Perthshire Advertiser15 June 1927   
Item 2 of 3Perthshire Constitutional15 June 1927  Obituary
Item 3 of 3Scotsman5 April 1939  Obituary of Mrs Heiton of Darnick tower

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from W T johnston