Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Reid
Designation: Architect
Born: 1774
Died: 1856
Bio Notes: Robert Reid practised prior to 1840, and therefore falls outwith the scope of the Dictionary of Scottish Architects; see Howard Colvin, 'Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840' for biographical information and job list.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   

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 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18271839Chief ArchitectArchitect for Scotland

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 2James RaeburnBefore 1819(?)1827Assistant(?)Probably there in 1819. Became principal clerk of works at Scottish Office of Works in 1827
Item 2 of 2James MillarBefore 18391840Second ClerkIn H M Office of Works, Edinburgh

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 181801Bank of Scotland Headquarters, The Mound  EdinburghScotlandOriginal building
Item 2 of 181804Old AcademyPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 18180746 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandAmended Robert Adam's design
Item 4 of 181809Edinburgh Royal Lunatic Asylum  EdinburghScotlandCourtyard scheme initially planned; only east range built
Item 5 of 181810Tenement, Queensferry Street and Randolph Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 18181460 Great King Street  EdinburghScotlandWith William Sibbald
Item 7 of 18181475 Great King Street  EdinburghScotlandWith William Sibbald
Item 8 of 18181479 Great King Street  EdinburghScotlandWith William Sibbald
Item 9 of 181815Signet Library  EdinburghScotlandStaircase etc
Item 10 of 181819Edinburgh Royal Lunatic Asylum  EdinburghScotlandNorth and south additions
Item 11 of 181822Palace of Holyroodhouse, Abbey Court House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 181822Register House  EdinburghScotlandRear portion completed
Item 13 of 181824Palace of Holyroodhouse  EdinburghScotlandRepairs and redecoration.
Item 14 of 181825Sea wall, north of St Andrews CathedralSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 15 of 181825Town HallWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 16 of 181828University of St Andrews, St Salvator's CollegeSt Andrews FifeScotlandEast range built; also unexecuted designs for new north range
Item 17 of 181829University of St Andrews, St Mary's CollegeSt Andrews FifeScotlandGateway; two bays to west of Library
Item 18 of 181835Arbroath Abbey and abbey buildingsArbroath AngusScotlandRepair and clearing out rubbish and fallen masonry - as architect to the Scottish Office of Works


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Press 
Item 2 of 2Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp122, p124