Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Edmund Attree Horne
Designation: Architect
Born: 1875
Died: 29 January 1937
Bio Notes: David Edmund Attree Horne was born in 1875, and was articled to Arthur Rowland Baker in London from 1890 to 1895, undertaking studies at unidentified institutions. He was subsequently assistant to George Thomas Hine in Nottingham from 1895 to 1898. He worked in the War Office, Sheerness Architects Department in 1898, in H M Office of Works from 1898 to 1900 and again in the War Office from 1900 to 1903. During these early years he made study tours which were confined to England, visiting Salisbury, Exeter, Romsey, Christchurch, Winchester, Rye, Canterbury, St Albans and Windsor, among other places.

In 1903 he commenced practice at Golspie, Sutherland, as architect to the Sutherland Estate. He was admitted LRIBA on 30 January 1911, his proposers being Hine, and Hallam Carter Pegg and John Kirkland, both of Hine's office. In 1920 he took into partnership George Murray, who continued the practice after Horne's death.

Horne designed and executed many lodges and buildings on the Sutherland estate. He worked also for the Duke of Westminster.

Horne died on 29 January 1937.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Sutherland Estate Architect's Office, Golspie, Sutherland, ScotlandBusiness1903 *  
Item 2 of 2Tower Lodge, Golspie, Sutherland, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 6Arthur Rowland Baker18901895Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6George Thomas Hine18951898Assistant 
Item 3 of 6War Office Architects Department18981898Assistantin Sheerness
Item 4 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18981900Assistant 
Item 5 of 6War Office Architects Department19001903Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Horne & Murray19201929Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Thomas Hine30 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Kirkland30 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Hallam Carter Pegg30 January 1911for 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 24After 1903Achintoul LodgeKinbrace SutherlandScotland 
Item 2 of 24After 1903Ben Klibreck LodgeFarr SutherlandScotland 
Item 3 of 24After 1903Cnoc BuieBrora SutherlandScotland 
Item 4 of 24After 1903Cnocan DroighueDornoch SutherlandScotland 
Item 5 of 24After 1903Croft MaidochDornoch SutherlandScotland 
Item 6 of 24After 1903Drill HallBrora SutherlandScotland 
Item 7 of 24After 1903Golf clubhouseDornoch SutherlandScotland 
Item 8 of 24After 1903Junior SchoolGolspie SutherlandScotland 
Item 9 of 24After 1903Lairg Primary SchoolLairg SutherlandScotlandReconstruction and enlargement
Item 10 of 24After 1903Machine BakeryHelmsdale SutherlandScotland 
Item 11 of 24After 1903Salscraggie LodgeHelmsdale SutherlandScotland 
Item 12 of 24After 1903SuisgillKildonan SutherlandScotlandAdditions
Item 13 of 24After 1903Sutherland Woollen MillsBrora SutherlandScotlandAdditions
Item 14 of 24After 1903TichanabKildonan SutherlandScotland 
Item 15 of 241905Shooting lodge, LochsideKildonan SutherlandScotland 
Item 16 of 241905Skelbo, pair of farm cottagesDornoch SutherlandScotland 
Item 17 of 241906House and shopGolspie SutherlandScotlandDate on building (James Fraser's shop)
Item 18 of 241906Kildonan LodgeKildonan SutherlandScotlandRebuilding?
Item 19 of 241907Town & County BankBrora SutherlandScotland 
Item 20 of 24c. 1910Post officeGolspie SutherlandScotlandAttribution by Beaton
Item 21 of 241925Dornoch CastleDornoch SutherlandScotlandReconstruction
Item 22 of 241932Rosehall Estate, the Cone HouseStrath Oykel SutherlandScotlandConverted to a dwelling house from estate barn later used for seasoning cones
Item 23 of 241933Bonar Bridge Primary SchoolBonar Bridge SutherlandScotlandEast block
Item 24 of 241935 or 1936Lawson Memorial HospitalGolspie SutherlandScotlandCambusmore Wing


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder12 February 1937v152 p381
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal5 June 1937v44London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp794 - obituary (contains incorrect information re: his early training)

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 v9 no492 (microfilm reel 32)