Basic Biographical Details

Name: Menzies & Cockburn
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1901
Ended: c. 1910
Bio Notes: Duncan Menzies was born on 22 July 1837. He appears to have been articled to Robert Bell of 25 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh (previously Dalkeith) and succeeded to his practice at the early age of twenty-one when Bell died on 24 February 1859. The practice then became Bell & Menzies, and was relocated to a more central address, 13 Young Street. In 1864 Menzies merged his practice with that of James W Stewart, CE, who was presumably older and more experienced, as Stewart & Menzies. Stewart closed his office at 73 George Street and the merged practices initially operated from Young Street but moved to 39 York Place in the mid-1870s, and stayed there for the remainder of Menzies's lifetime. Stewart died or retired about 1881 or 1882 and Mnezies practised in his name alone until about 1901 when he took Alex W Cockburn into partnership, the practice title then becoming Menzies & Cockburn. Cockburn died on 24 July 1910 and Cockburn invited William Henry Johnson to join the practice.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 239, York Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1902c. 1909 
Item 2 of 233, York Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1910c. 1912Then became Menzies Cockburn & Johnson

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 2Duncan MenziesBefore 19101911Partner 
Item 2 of 2Alexander W CockburnBefore 19101911Partner 

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 41902Bowling Pavilion  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 419101-18 Mayfield RoadMayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 4191028-32 Mayfield RoadMayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 4c. 1910Turnberry  EdinburghScotland 


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.