Basic Biographical Details

Name: Archibald Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1798
Died: 3 July 1871
Bio Notes: Archibald Scott was born c.1798 in Dunbar, East Lothian, and practised architecture in Edinburgh from at least 1825.

In 1841 he was living with Barbara Scott (b.1780) who had independent means and was probably his mother. By 1851 he had married Christina who was considerably younger than him. In 1861 his brother Walter J Scott who was a retired merchant was living with Scott and his wife at Inveresk.

He became architect to the National Bank, and worked on many of their premises from c.1848 to c.1860 when he was either succeeded or superseded by David MacGibbon. He died on 3 July 1871, aged 73.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Springfield Villa, Inveresk, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate *1871 
Item 2 of 35, Broughton Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1838c. 1840 
Item 3 of 310, Teviot Row, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1841 *c. 1871 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 38182518-26 Hamilton Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 381825Stockbridge Market  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 381826Secession ChurchLeith EdinburghScotlandSubmitted plans but John & James Rutherford secured job.
Item 4 of 381828Portsburgh Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 381835Newcastleton Parish ChurchNewcastleton RoxburghshireScotlandUncertain whether Archibald or James/William Scott - attribution by George Hay
Item 6 of 381837Howmore Parish ChurchHowmoreSouth UistInverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 381848National Bank of Scotland, Largo BranchLargo FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 381849Premises Belonging to the National Bank, West Register Street  EdinburghScotlandConversion of large hall into dwelling house
Item 9 of 381850National Bank of Scotland, Grantown BranchGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 10 of 381851National Bank of Scotland, Castle Douglas BranchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 381851National Bank of Scotland, Whithorn BranchWhithorn WigtownshireScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 381852National Bank of ScotlandDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAdvised on alterations and repairs
Item 13 of 381852National Bank of Scotland, Bathgate BranchBathgate West LothianScotlandVarious plans for alterations, surveys
Item 14 of 381852National Bank of Scotland, Lochmaben BranchLochmaben DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 15 of 381853National Bank of Scotland, Coupar Angus BranchCoupar Angus AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 16 of 381853National Bank of Scotland, Dalkeith BranchDalkeith MidlothianScotlandAlterations and improvements
Item 17 of 381853National Bank of Scotland, Kirriemuir BranchKirriemuir AngusScotland 
Item 18 of 381854National Bank of Scotland, Anstruther BranchAnstruther FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 381854National Bank of Scotland, Elie BranchElie FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 20 of 381855Carberry TowerInveresk, Musselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 21 of 381855National Bank of ScotlandStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotlandAlterations
Item 22 of 381855National Bank of Scotland, Fort William BranchFort William Inverness-shireScotlandReported on repairs
Item 23 of 381855National Bank of Scotland, Perth BranchPerth PerthshireScotlandRepairs
Item 24 of 381855National Bank of Scotland, Portree BranchPortreeSkyeInverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 381856National Bank of Scotland, Airdrie BranchAirdrie LanarkshireScotlandReported on alterations and repairs totalling 86
Item 26 of 381857Lauriston Place UP Church  EdinburghScotlandGave his services gratuitously for this work
Item 27 of 381857National Bank of Scotland, Jedburgh BranchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandNew premises
Item 28 of 381857National Bank of Scotland, Kilmarnock BranchKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 29 of 381857National Bank of Scotland, Oban BranchOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 30 of 381857National Bank of Scotland, Thurso BranchThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 31 of 381857Philosophical Institute  EdinburghScotlandAlterations for Philosophical Institute
Item 32 of 381857UP Synod Hall  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 33 of 381858National Bank of Scotland, Alloa BranchAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAlterations
Item 34 of 381858National Bank of Scotland, Forres BranchForres MorayshireScotlandFront and interior (alterations?)
Item 35 of 381858National Bank of Scotland, Kelso BranchKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 36 of 381859National Bank of Scotland Head Office (Former)  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and improvements, 1393
Item 37 of 381859National Bank of Scotland, Kirkintilloch BranchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 38 of 381860National Bank of Scotland, Hawick BranchHawick RoxburghshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories Sc70/1/154 and Wills Sc70/4/134

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court RecordsSC70/1/154, p386