Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Ireland
Designation: Architect
Born: 4 December 1849
Died: 29 June 1886
Bio Notes: James Ireland was born in Dundee on 4 December 1849, the son of George Ireland and his wife Janet Leslie. He lived with his father and sisters at 'Tayview' 287 Perth Road, Dundee until his father's death on 11 January 1884. Later that year on 28 October he married Ada Greenhalgh at Manchester Cathedral.

At some point probably about 1876 he went into partnership with David Maclaren after he was appointed architect to the school board in Dundee. Their school work led to their appointment as architects to University College, Dundee for which Maclaren made a study tour of university departments in England and Wales. Maclaren became ill from overwork, and Ireland carried on the practice with the firm's principal assistant, James Hendry Langlands Senior, until his death from gangrene (his death certificate gave his cause of death as 'Phthisis') on 29 June 1886 in the house of a friend at Blairgowrie. His usual residence at this date was Beechwood Cottage, Dundee.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Tayview/287, Perth Road, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate18491884 
Item 2 of 331 or 81, Murraygate, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1882After 1887 
Item 3 of 3Beechwood Cottage, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate18841886 

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 1Ireland & Maclarenc. 18761886Partner 

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 571874Ancrum Road School  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 571874Braeknow house and lodge  DundeeScotland 
Item 3 of 571874North Dudhope Mill  DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 57c. 1874Old Infirmary  DundeeScotlandConverted from Old Infirmary (subsequently a lodging house)
Item 5 of 571875Clepington School  DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 571875Coupar Angus SchoolCoupar Angus PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 571875Damacre Road SchoolBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 8 of 571875Laurelbank  DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 9 of 571875Semi-detached villas, Laurel Bank and Prospect Place  DundeeScotlandAdditions to no 6
Item 10 of 571875St Mary's RC School  DundeeScotlandAddition to girls' school
Item 11 of 571875Warehouse, Cowgate  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 571875Wellfield Works  DundeeScotlandDyehouse
Item 13 of 571875Workshop  DundeeScotland 
Item 14 of 57c. 1875Dudhope School  DundeeScotland 
Item 15 of 57c. 1875St David's School  DundeeScotlandLarge jamb added
Item 16 of 571876Balfour Street School  DundeeScotland 
Item 17 of 571876House block at West Port  DundeeScotland 
Item 18 of 571876Newport SchoolNewport Fife?Scotland 
Item 19 of 571876Shops, offices and houses, 78, 80, 81 High Street (then part of Murraygate)  DundeeScotland 
Item 20 of 571876Terraced house, Windsor Street  DundeeScotlandMinor alterations
Item 21 of 571876Terraced house, Windsor Street  DundeeScotlandMinor alterations
Item 22 of 57c. 1876Carnoustie SchoolCarnoustie AngusScotland 
Item 23 of 57c. 1876High Street premises for Mr John BanksLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 24 of 571877High Free ChurchHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 25 of 571877Houses, Viewforth PlaceHawkhill DundeeScotland 
Item 26 of 571877Monifieth SchoolMonifieth AngusScotland 
Item 27 of 571877Shops, offices and houses, 73 Commercial Street and Murraygate  DundeeScotland 
Item 28 of 571878Shops, 105 and 109 Murraygate  DundeeScotlandAlterations to shops
Item 29 of 571879Belmont House  DundeeScotlandSmokeroom addition
Item 30 of 571879Mount PleasantHawkhill DundeeScotland 
Item 31 of 571879Sailors' Home  DundeeScotland 
Item 32 of 571879St Mark's Greenfield Church  DundeeScotlandAdditions including hall
Item 33 of 571870s or 1880sDudhope House  DundeeScotlandAlterations - date uncertain
Item 34 of 571880Bonded Warehouses, Seagate  DundeeScotland 
Item 35 of 571880Great Eastern Public House and Dining Rooms  DundeeScotlandFormed within tenement of c.1825 - dining rooms?
Item 36 of 571880Hyndford House  DundeeScotlandAddition for James Scott
Item 37 of 571880Lodge, Riverleigh  DundeeScotland 
Item 38 of 571880Ship Chandlers premises  DundeeScotland 
Item 39 of 571880Ward Congregational Chapel  DundeeScotlandAlterations to church and ancillary buildings on Nicoll Street
Item 40 of 571880Workshops and New entrance, Perth Road  DundeeScotlandLinking of houses to form office
Item 41 of 57c. 188014-17 Douglas Terrace, West FerryBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 42 of 571881Curr Night Refuge  DundeeScotlandDMW had 1884 but probably 1881-2 is accurate
Item 43 of 571881High Free ChurchHilltown DundeeScotlandGallery
Item 44 of 57188241 Roseangle  DundeeScotlandAddition
Item 45 of 571882Grosvenor Terrace  DundeeScotland 
Item 46 of 571882Ireland and Maclaren's office  DundeeScotlandNew doorpiece added
Item 47 of 571882Leith Sailors' HomeLeith EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - not successful (Elizabethan style)
Item 48 of 571882University College Dundee  DundeeScotlandConversion of houses to lecture rooms and conversion of church to college hall
Item 49 of 571883Gordon Street, layoutBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 50 of 571883Mitchell Street School  DundeeScotland 
Item 51 of 571883University College Dundee, Chemical Laboratories  DundeeScotland 
Item 52 of 57c. 1883Butterburn School  DundeeScotland 
Item 53 of 571884Dundee and District Female Rescue HomeLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 54 of 571884Harris Academy, Park Place  DundeeScotland 
Item 55 of 57c. 1884Glebelands School  DundeeScotland 
Item 56 of 571885Rosebank School  DundeeScotland 
Item 57 of 571886High Free ChurchHilltown DundeeScotlandAdditions - nave and E & E transepts


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information on Maclaren from J H Langlands Junior