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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Heiton (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 May 1823
Died: 3 March 1894
Bio Notes: Andrew Heiton Junior was born on 3 April 1823 at Inchture, Perthshire, son of architect Andrew Heiton Senior and his wife Janet Lorimer. The elder Heiton was probably the clerk of works on Lord Kinnaird's Rossie Priory estate. Andrew Junior served his apprenticeship with his father, who had by then settled in Perth, and was subsequently sent to the office of Burn & Bryce for wider experience. He returned to his father's office in the mid-1840s and was taken into partnership in 1848. They jointly succeeded William MacDonald Mackenzie as City Architect of Perth on his death in 1856, but on 8 August 1858 the elder Heiton died and Andrew Heiton Junior became sole partner. In the following year John Murray Robertson, born of a strict Plymouth Brethren family in Strathord in 1844, became an apprentice; he swiftly rose to an exceptional position in the office, undertaking much of the actual designing from the later 1860s. Around 1862 William Leiper, who had been in the offices of J L Pearson and William White in London, was engaged as an assistant, the strong early French vein in the firm's work dating from that time. Leiper appears to have been in the office only briefly, however, being sent to Dublin to build Findlater Church. (The presbyterian commissions in Dublin came through Heiton's family connection with the Dublin coal importers of the same name). Later someone in the office, perhaps Heiton's younger brother Thomas Arthur Heiton, would appear to have been in Alfred Waterhouse's office as Waterhouse's style is markedly in evidence at Perth Municipal Buildings.

From the 1850s Heiton developed a very large country house and large suburban house practice. By 1865 there was so much work in hand in Dundee that a branch office was established there, and c.1868 or earlier Robertson was dispatched to Dundee to build Castleroy. The Gilroys, Heiton's clients there, having taken a liking to him, promised Robertson their support and he set up an independent practice in Dundee in 1873. Robertson's archive shows that he was responsible for building or completing Heiton's commissions in the Dundee area. Robertson also took in other farmed-out work from Perth, an arrangement that lasted at least until 1888, the Station Hotel in Perth being the last job in which Robertson had a substantial involvement.

Heiton remained 'a man of splendid physique' until he was seventy 'when the effects of old age were visibly apparent'. He never married. Probably because of his father's connection with Sir Walter Scott he was a notable collector of antiquities, particularly armour, weapons and furniture, and on inheriting the estate of Darnick turned the ancient tower house into a showplace for his collection. Although he took no other part in public life Heiton was a prominent mason, being for several years RWM of Lodge St Andrew no 74. He was admitted FRIBA on 23 June 1879, his proposers being John Honeyman, John Baird and James Salmon. In the EAA members roll of 1880 Thomas Arthur Heiton is referred to as deceased and from at least 1884 Heiton was assisted by his nephew Andrew Heiton Granger, born c.1862 who was educated at Fettes College. It is not yet known if he had experience outwith his uncle's office, but his early predilection for houses with half-timbered gables makes this seem likely. He appears to have taken over the design work of the practice in the mid-1880s, exhibiting the firm's work in his own name at the RSA between 1884 and 1886.

Andrew Heiton Junior died on 3 March 1894 at Darnick, Perth from 'congestion of the brain' and was buried in Old Greyfriars Churchyard, Perth on 5 March. His sister Margaret installed a window to the memory of her parents and her two brothers in St John's Church in that year.

Heiton's practice was continued by Granger who also succeeded to the Darnick estate and reversed his name to Andrew Granger Heiton.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Darnick, Kinnoull Terrace, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1863 Town residence
Item 2 of 472, George Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1868 *  
Item 3 of 429, Albert Square, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1871 *  
Item 4 of 4Darnick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate3 March 1894 * Country estate and place of death

* 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 3Andrew Heiton (senior)c. 1838c. 1843Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Burn & Brycec. 1844c. 1848Assistant 
Item 3 of 3A & A Heiton18481894(?)PartnerDid not trade under this name after , but simply under his own name

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 15John Murray Robertson18591863Apprentice 
Item 2 of 15William Leiperc. 1862c. 1863Assistant 
Item 3 of 15John Murray Robertson18631871Senior Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 15Thomas Arthur HeitonBefore 1863(?)Before 1880  
Item 5 of 15James Macintyre Henry18661870Apprentice 
Item 6 of 15James Macintyre Henry18701872Assistant 
Item 7 of 15Arthur Clynec. 1873c. 1876Assistant 
Item 8 of 15Robert Alexander Jack18761881Apprentice 
Item 9 of 15James MillerJuly 1877c. 1881Apprentice 
Item 10 of 15Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)c. 1879(?)c. 1883(?)Apprentice 
Item 11 of 15Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)c. 1883(?)1884Assistant 
Item 12 of 15Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)18841894Partner 
Item 13 of 15John Stewart18861890Apprentice 
Item 14 of 15James Wright (junior)September 1887Before November 1889Apprentice(?) 
Item 15 of 15James Gorman18931894Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Baird the Second23 June 1879for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3John Honeyman23 June 1879for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3James Salmon (senior)23 June 1879for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Murray Robertson23 January 1888for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Alexander Ross9 January 1893for Fellowship

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 146 Ardeonaig  PerthshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 146 Belvidere HouseAuchterarder PerthshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 146 Carbet CastleBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandUnspecified work at unknown date (according to W T Johnston)
Item 4 of 146 Gorthy  PerthshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 5 of 146c. 1846Stations for Scottish Central RailwayGreenhill to Perth Perthshire etcScotland 
Item 6 of 1461847Auchterarder Free Church ManseAuchterarder PerthshireScotlandPlans dated 3 April 1847
Item 7 of 1461847Pitcairngreen Free MansePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 1461848BowerswellPerth PerthshireScotlandAttributed (HS)
Item 9 of 1461848Stations for Scottish Midland Junction RailwayPerth to Forfar Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 10 of 1461848Stirling StationStirling StirlingshireScotlandOriginal station
Item 11 of 146c. 1848Stations for Aberdeen/Scottish North Eastern RailwayForfar & Montrose to Aberdeen Angus/AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 12 of 1461850Loyal HouseAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 13 of 146c. 1850Perth Joint StationPerth PerthshireScotlandCompleted Tite's station
Item 14 of 1461851Fowlis Wester Churchyard, Monument to Rev James MaxtoneFowlis Wester PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1461851Perth BankBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandDesigned original building - Perth Bank
Item 16 of 1461852DunalistairFortingall PerthshireScotland 
Item 17 of 1461853Findo Gask SchoolFindo Gask PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 18 of 1461854Blackford StationBlackford PerthshireScotland 
Item 19 of 1461854Gas worksAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 20 of 1461854Perth Joint StationPerth PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 21 of 1461854St John the Baptist RC ChurchPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1461855Burntisland Harbour, railway shedBurntisland FifeScotland 
Item 23 of 1461855Cloan HouseAuchterarder PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 24 of 1461855Manse of Findo GaskFindo Gask PerthshireScotland 
Item 25 of 1461855NewmilneSt Martins PerthshireScotland 
Item 26 of 1461855Railway StationTayport FifeScotlandEngine shed
Item 27 of 1461856Birnam StationBirnam PerthshireScotland 
Item 28 of 1461856Dunkeld and Birnam Railway StationLittle Dunkeld PerthshireScotland 
Item 29 of 1461856Stirling Goods Shed for Scottish Central RailwayStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 30 of 1461856Thornton Junction Railway StationThornton FifeScotlandStation agent's and porters' houses
Item 31 of 1461857Perth BankPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 32 of 146c. 1857Union Bank of ScotlandPerth PerthshireScotlandDate given by HS
Item 33 of 1461858Greyfriars or Western Burial Ground, monument to Andrew Heiton seniorPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 34 of 1461858York Place UP ChurchPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 35 of 1461859Perth PoorhousePerth PerthshireScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 36 of 1461860Glencarron HouseDenny StirlingshireScotland 
Item 37 of 1461860Rathgar Presbyterian Church and sexton's house  DublinEireWon competition and secured job
Item 38 of 146c. 1860Seggie HouseGuardbridge FifeScotlandDate given in 'Buildings of Scotland'
Item 39 of 1461862Craigievar and DarnickPerth PerthshireScotlandFor himself
Item 40 of 1461862Rutland Square Presbyterian Church  DublinEireDesigned building (construction was supervised by William Leiper)
Item 41 of 1461863Free East ChurchBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandWon competition (10 premium) and secured job
Item 42 of 146c. 1863Housing for Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, Cowlairs Village  GlasgowScotland 
Item 43 of 146c. 1863Workers' houses for the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway  GlasgowScotland 
Item 44 of 1461864All Saints Episcopal ChurchKinloch Rannoch PerthshireScotland 
Item 45 of 1461864Mission church in Jervis Street  DublinEire 
Item 46 of 1461865Darnick TowerDarnick RoxburghshireScotlandRestoration
Item 47 of 1461865FernhallBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 48 of 1461865Tibbermore SchoolTibbermore PerthshireScotlandRemodelling of previous school
Item 49 of 1461865Westwood House and LodgeNewport-on-Tay FifeScotland 
Item 50 of 146c. 1865DundarrachPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 51 of 146c. 1865Hamilton House and LodgePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 52 of 1461866Perth Station HotelPerth PerthshireScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 53 of 1461866Redgorton ManseRedgorton PerthshireScotland 
Item 54 of 1461867CastleroyBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 55 of 1461867ForthillBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandRemodelling and additions
Item 56 of 1461867Newfargie House and stablesGlenfarg PerthshireScotland 
Item 57 of 1461867Scoonie Parish ManseLeven FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 58 of 1461867St Mary's Redemptionist Monastery and Church, KinnoullPerth PerthshireScotlandChapel
Item 59 of 1461868Kinfauns Parish ChurchKinfauns PerthshireScotland 
Item 60 of 1461868OrchillDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1461868Port-an-EileanStrathtummel PerthshireScotland 
Item 62 of 146c. 1868FairfieldWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 63 of 1461869Cameron Bridge HouseWindygates FifeScotland 
Item 64 of 1461869Giffen Castle and StablesDalry AyrshireScotland 
Item 65 of 146Late 1860s(?)DurnPerth PerthshireScotlandOriginal house
Item 66 of 146Mid 1860sYork Road Presbyterian Church and manse  DublinEire 
Item 67 of 1461870Drumearn, The RossComrie PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 68 of 146c. 1870Ashwood, West FerryBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 69 of 146c. 1870Craigclowan  PerthshireScotland 
Item 70 of 146c. 1870TaybankPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 71 of 1461871St Fillan's RC ChurchCrieff PerthshireScotland 
Item 72 of 146187236-44 Tay StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 73 of 1461872Greig InstituteLeven FifeScotland 
Item 74 of 1461872Kinbrae HouseNewport FifeScotland 
Item 75 of 1461872Newtyle Parish ChurchNewtyle AngusScotland 
Item 76 of 1461872Victoria BuildingsPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 77 of 146c. 18722 Tay StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAttributed
Item 78 of 146c. 1872Drummond Arms HotelSt Fillans PerthshireScotland 
Item 79 of 1461873Atholl Hydropathic EstablishmentPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 80 of 146c. 1873Kinnoull SchoolPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 81 of 146c. 1873Perth Savings BankPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1461874Atholl Hydropathic Establishment, gate lodgePitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 83 of 1461874Brunswick HillGalashiels (near) SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 84 of 1461874FordelGlenfarg PerthshireScotlandAdditions and reconstruction (interior wholly 1875)
Item 85 of 1461874G & M Goodwin's propertyDunning PerthshireScotlandHS attribution
Item 86 of 1461874Hope ParkBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandIn conjunction with John Murray Robertson
Item 87 of 1461874RavenscraigWest Ferry DundeeScotlandMain house
Item 88 of 1461875Kippen TowerDunning PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 89 of 1461875Vogrie HouseBorthwick MidlothianScotland 
Item 90 of 146c. 1875Dreadnought HotelCallander PerthshireScotlandRecast and enlarged
Item 91 of 146c. 1875Kippen LodgeDunning PerthshireScotlandAttribution on stylistic grounds by Historic Scotland
Item 92 of 146c. 1875Lanrick Castle  Perthshire/StirlingshireScotlandAlterations - 'Buildings of Scotland ' attribution
Item 93 of 1461877Castle Keillour  PerthshireScotland 
Item 94 of 1461877Kilbryde CastleDunblane PerthshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 95 of 1461877Loyal HouseAlyth PerthshireScotlandFurther work
Item 96 of 1461877Perth Municipal BuildingsPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 97 of 146c. 1877Balloch HouseAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 98 of 1461878Drumfork HouseBlacklunans PerthshireScotland 
Item 99 of 1461878House, 8-10 Tay StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 100 of 1461880s(?)DunearnAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 101 of 1461880Hallyburton HouseCoupar Angus AngusScotlandAdditions, hall, possibly other work earlier
Item 102 of 1461880National Bank of Scotland, Perth BranchPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations on front, heightening gable, etc.
Item 103 of 146c. 1880MeikleourBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandAddition of service wing
Item 104 of 1461881Bonskeid House and lodges  PerthshireScotland 
Item 105 of 1461882Garth HouseGlenlyon PerthshireScotlandMass concrete additions
Item 106 of 1461882Hallyburton HouseCoupar Angus AngusScotlandGatelodge
Item 107 of 1461884St Andrew's Parish ChurchPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 108 of 1461884Tower of Lethendy and Lodges  PerthshireScotlandNew house with old house retained as wing
Item 109 of 146After 1884HuntingtowerfieldPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 110 of 1461885Dalguise House  PerthshireScotlandLarge additions and alterations
Item 111 of 1461885Druidsmere Mansion HouseBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 112 of 1461885Station HotelPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 113 of 1461885Sunlaws HouseRoxburgh RoxburghshireScotlandDrew up plan of ground floor - superseded by Watherston
Item 114 of 1461887Alyth Town HallAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 115 of 1461887Conservative ClubPerth PerthshireScotlandConversion into club and new frontage
Item 116 of 1461888James Murray Royal Lunatic AsylumPerth PerthshireScotlandNew wings to rear
Item 117 of 1461889Trinity College Glenalmond, gymnasiumGlenalmond PerthshireScotlandAndrew Grainger Heiton responsible, as partner of Andrew Heiton Junior
Item 118 of 1461890Caledonian Road SchoolPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 119 of 1461890Parish ChurchCoupar Angus AngusScotlandPulpit & organ
Item 120 of 1461890St Paul's ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandOrgan loft and alterations
Item 121 of 146Before 1890Airlie MountAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 122 of 146Before 1890Aldernaig House  PerthshireScotland 
Item 123 of 146Before 1890BeechwoodBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 124 of 146Before 1890Boleside  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 125 of 146Before 1890CardneyDunkeld PerthshireScotland 
Item 126 of 146Before 1890Enville HallStourbridge WorcestershireEnglandAdditions
Item 127 of 146Before 1890GlenbruachTrossachs PerthshireScotland 
Item 128 of 146Before 1890GlenmoreAviemore Inverness-shireScotlandShooting lodges
Item 129 of 146Before 1890Lyn MagilbertAviemore Inverness-shireScotlandShooting lodge
Item 130 of 146Before 1890Presbyterian ChurchKingston Angus/Morayshire/East Lothian?Scotland 
Item 131 of 146Before 1890Scones of Lethendy Farm BuildingsPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 132 of 146Before 1890The GungeWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 133 of 146Before 1890Westwood GrangeHeadingly, Leeds YorkshireEngland 
Item 134 of 146c. 1890CraigislaKilry, Glenisla PerthshireScotland 
Item 135 of 146c. 1890DungarthillDunkeld PerthshireScotland 
Item 136 of 146c. 1890Garth CastleGlenlyon PerthshireScotlandUncompleted restoration from ruins
Item 137 of 1461891Tom-na-MonachanPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 138 of 1461892FonabPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 139 of 1461892Huntingtower House  PerthshireScotland 
Item 140 of 1461892St Giles villaElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 141 of 1461892St John the Baptist RC ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 142 of 1461892St John's ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandRestoration
Item 143 of 1461893Craighall Rattray  PerthshireScotlandAdditions, including 3-storey tower and entrance porch
Item 144 of 1461893Offices and Warehouse for John Dewar and CoPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 145 of 1461893St Giles Parish ChurchElgin MorayshireScotlandInterior remodelling
Item 146 of 1461894Old LodgeElgin MorayshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 2 of 5Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp182
Item 4 of 5RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSpviii Fernhall, Dundee
p40 Castleroy, Dundee
Item 5 of 5Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Perth Sheriff Court Sc49/31/156

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Building News15 August 1890  p234 - article and portrait
Item 2 of 7Dundee Advertiser5 March 1894  Obituary
Item 3 of 7Perthshire Advertiser15 June 1927  Obituary of Andrew Grainger Heiton
Item 4 of 7Perthshire Constitutional5 March 1894   
Item 5 of 7Perthshire Constitutional7 March 1894   
Item 6 of 7Perthshire Constitutional15 June 1927  Obituary of Andrew Grainger Heiton
Item 7 of 7RIBA Journal1894ILondon: Royal Institute of British Architectsp381-2 Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v6 p2 (microfiche 93/E5) (no list of works)


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