Basic Biographical Details

Name: Menart & Jarvie (or Ménart & Jarvie)
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1903
Ended: Before 1911
Bio Notes: John Stirling Jarvie was born in 1876 and articled to David Smart of Perth in 1896. At the end of his apprenticeship c.1901 he spent about a year each with John Archibald Campbell in Glasgow, Alexander Cullen in his Motherwell office and John Arthur of Glasgow and at some point made a study tour to France. He set up practice in Perth in 1903, initially in partnership with the Belgian Glaswegian architect Charles Jean Menart as Menart & Jarvie (Perth practice only). Menart's original training is unknown but some of his architecture suggests that he may have spent a period with John Archibald Campbell or John Burnet & Son, and it seems probable that he and Jarvie were together in Campbell's office. His Glasgow practice was almost exclusively for the Roman Catholic Church; the Perth practice appears to have been a more general one.

The Menart & Jarvie partnership was dissolved some time before 1911, by which time Jarvie had carried out work at Montrose, Edzell, Aberfeldy, Errol and Abernethy as well as numerous works in Perth, including villas and cottages; no further details of these are given in his nomination papers. Jarvie was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, at which point he held the post of Architect to Perth School Board. Menart returned to Belgium c.1928.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusinessc. 1903Before 1914(?) 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Charles Jean Menart (or Ménart)1903Before 1911Partner 
Item 2 of 2John Stirling Jarvie1903Before 1911Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 31904108-112 High Street and King Edward StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31904City of Perth Fever Hospital, FriartonPerth PerthshireScotlandDesign highly commended
Item 3 of 3c. 1905St Leonard's MansePerth PerthshireScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.