Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alfred Jenoure
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1824
Bio Notes: Alfred Jenoure was born about 1824 in Rothley, Leicestershire. He appears to have been a pupil of Richard Cromwell Carpenter whom he referred to in a letter to Sir William Stirling of Keir as 'my architectural tutor'. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1847 and was soon afterwards commissioned by Stirling to make changes at Keir, the first record of him being in March 1849 when estimates were received. Initially the work was supervised by William Stirling II as clerk of works, but finding that Stirling was 'useless for anything except the Gothic', Jenoure gave up his London office and became 'resident architect' at 3 a week in addition to his 5% commission. The work did not proceed satisfactorily. Jenoure left Keir on 1 September 1850, setting up practice for a time at 120 George Street, Edinburgh and spending some time seeking commissions in Aberdeenshire. By the end of 1850 he had transferred his practice to Liverpool. At the time of the 1851 census he was lodging in the North British Hotel, North Queen Street, in Glasgow. In 1861 at the time of the census he was living in the Turk's Head Inn in Wetheral, Cumberland with his wife and his daughter and son. In 1871 he was in London but is not listed in the 1881 census and presumably had died by that date.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 44, Adam Street, Adelphi, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 18471848 or 1849 
Item 2 of 4Dunblane, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1848 or 18491 September 1850 
Item 3 of 4120, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1 September 1850Late 1850 
Item 4 of 4Liverpool, EnglandBusinessLate 1850  

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 1Richard Cromwell CarpenterBefore 1847Before 1847Apprentice 

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 31849Keir HouseDunblane PerthshireScotlandExtensive alterations, including semi-elliptical bow to east front, port-cochere on north front, new entrance corridor, garden terrace & entrance archway.
Item 2 of 31856Keir Estate, Home Farm SteadingDunblane PerthshireScotlandRemodelling and enlargement
Item 3 of 31865Tomich Hotel, Post Office and stablesTomich Inverness-shireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Rowan, Alistair1975Keir House, Perthshire28 AugustCountry Life