Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Kidd
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1829
Bio Notes: Andrew Kidd (or Kydd) was born about 1829 in Ferryport-on-Craig, the son of John Kidd builder and his wife Isabella. Nothing is yet known of his training but he may have served his apprenticehip with his father. He practised in Angus in the 1850s and 1860s, and acted as Clerk of Works for David Bryce on the reconstruction of Kinnaird Castle. By 1861 he was practising as an architect in Dundee and living as a boarder in Lindsay Street. During the 1860s he married Isabella J Hunter who had been born in New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. She had close relatives in Peterhead and it was almost certainly through these connections that Kidd obtained work in Peterhead. He was proposed as Peterhead School Board Architect in 1873 and designed several buildings there around 1876.

In 1880 Kidd and his sisters challenged their father's will as they claimed his wife had taken advantage of the old man's state of mind in order to have to will written in her favour. However they were not successful.

He returned to Dundee to continue his practice and by 1901 is described as retired.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 634, Meadowside, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1865 *  
Item 2 of 633, Meadowside, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1869 *  
Item 3 of 6Fern Bank Villa, Locheee Road, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate1871  
Item 4 of 619, Bain Square, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1878After 1881 
Item 5 of 6Caledonian Insurance Buildings, Albert Square, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate/business1891  
Item 6 of 6Linden Cottage, Dunnichen, Angus, ScotlandPrivate1901  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 221854(?)Kinnaird Castle, with stables and lodgeBrechin AngusScotlandActed as David Bryce's Clerk of Works for new portion of the castle
Item 2 of 221859UP ChurchBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 3 of 221861Baxter Public Park, layout, pavilion and north lodge  DundeeScotlandResponsible for the boundary walls, superintending the whole work including receiving estimates for the construction of the lodge, superintending the construction of the platform and arches erected for the opening. Also assisted Frank Richmond in the decorations of the pavilion and park (with Mr Fairweather).
Item 4 of 22After 1863Watt Institution  DundeeScotlandSuperintended the change from use as the Sheriff Courthouse to place of worship.
Item 5 of 221864Ladybank Leather WorksChapelshade DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 221865Newport InnNewport FifeScotlandEnlargement
Item 7 of 221867Fish Market  DundeeScotlandDrew up plans for new public markets on this site. Perhaps superseded by William Scott?
Item 8 of 221867Meat Market  DundeeScotlandDrew up plans for new markets.
Item 9 of 221868Houses for Mr SaundersLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 221868Houses in Logie Den and Peddie Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 11 of 221868Villa for William CarmichaelLogie Deb DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 221870House for Charles LowLogie Den DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 221871Dudhope Free Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 14 of 221876Blackhill SchoolBlackhill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 221876Boddam SchoolBoddam AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 16 of 221876Burnhaven SchoolBurnhaven AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 17 of 221876Netherton of Kinmundy Farmhouse  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 18 of 221876Tortorston School  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 19 of 221876Western SchoolPeterhead AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 20 of 221877North SchoolPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandAs architect to Peterhead School Board
Item 21 of 221892House in East Balgillo RoadBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 22 of 221894Gilfillan Memorial Church  DundeeScotlandSupervised the renewed decoration scheme.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee Courier27 April 1861   
Item 2 of 2Dundee Courier6 February 1880   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses