Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lake Falconer (senior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 29 September 1849
Died: 28 September 1929
Bio Notes: Lake Falconer was born at Collace on 29 September 1949, the son of William Falconer. His brother was James Grewar Falconer. The practice of Lake and James was founded in Blairgowrie in the early 1880s. Lake intially described himself as a clerk of works (at the time of his marriage to Mary Bisset) but at the time his first child was born he described himself as 'architect'.

Their background is not yet known. A branch office was opened in Fort William before 1900 and then another at 22 Alexandra Place, Oban, which became the main office. Most of their practice was estate work, most of their buildings being in a lightweight harled idiom with half-timbered gables. Lake Falconer's son, Lake Falconer Junior, was born at Blairgowrie, 16 June 1882, the fourth child and third son of the ten children of Lake senior. He was educated at Dundee High School and University College, Dundee, was an apprentice in the Blairgowrie office under Lake Senior, 1898-1902, remaining there as assistant until 1910 when he moved to J G Falconer's Fort William and Oban offices.

Lake Falconer senior died on 29 September 1929 at his home, The Alders, Rattray.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 7James Street Cottage, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1881 *After 1891 
Item 2 of 7Blairgowrie, Perthshire, ScotlandBusinessEarly 1880s  
Item 3 of 7Fort William, Scotland 1899 Building News 8 December 1899
Item 4 of 722, Alexandra Place, Oban, Argyll, ScotlandBusinessc. 1900  
Item 5 of 7Hillside House/21, James Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1901  
Item 6 of 74, Cameron Square, Fort William, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1912 *  
Item 7 of 7The Alders, Rattray, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1917 *  

* 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 1L & J G FalconerEarly 1880s1922Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1George MacRitchie24 June 1912for Licentiateship

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 221882AshmoreBridge of Cally PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 221882The FirsBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandBuilt as a speculation
Item 3 of 221883Newton PlaceBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandAddition - attribution by HS
Item 4 of 221886Rattray SchoolRattray PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 221889Glenshee Parish ChurchGlenshee PerthshireScotlandInternal alterations
Item 6 of 221890Kirkmichael Free ChurchKirkmichael PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 221895Clayquhat HouseEricht PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 221895Rattray Mission HallRattray PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 221896Blairgowrie Public SchoolBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 10 of 221897Drill HallFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 11 of 221898Burrelton SchoolBurrelton PerthshireScotlandExtension and verandah
Item 12 of 221899Blairgowrie and Rattray District Cottage HospitalBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 13 of 221899Farm Steading, BurnsideRannagulzion  Scotland 
Item 14 of 221899Persie Manse Blairgowrie Blairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 221899Two VillasSpean Bridge Inverness-shireScotlandFort William Office
Item 16 of 221900Steam LaundryBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 17 of 221901Blairgowrie Public SchoolBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 18 of 221902(?)Alyth, Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus and Rattray Infectious Diseases HospitalRattray PerthshireScotland 
Item 19 of 221904Corrour  Inverness-shireScotlandExtensive remodelling, and unexecuted designs for garden
Item 20 of 221904Forneth House  PerthshireScotlandNew W wing and alterations
Item 21 of 221912Kirkmichael Parish SchoolKirkmichael PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 22 of 221912Rattray UF ChurchRattray PerthshireScotland 


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 L v24 no1910 (Lake junior's paper)