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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 March 1879
Died: 20 March 1963
Bio Notes: Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie - his middle names were those of his maternal grandfather - was born 12 March 1879 at Forest Road, Aberdeen, the second son of Alexander Marshall Mackenzie and his wife, Phoebe Ann Robertson Cooper. He began attending classes at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology at the early age of ten along with his older brother Thomas R Mackenzie and his sister Phoebe who was only eight. Thomas and Phoebe do not seem to have passed any art exams but 'AGR' continued classes until 1899. Articled to his father in August 1894 at the age of fifteen, 'AGR' took classes at the University of Aberdeen, and quickly developed extraordinary ability, becoming his father's chief assistant at the end of his apprenticeship in 1898. Nevertheless he felt he needed London experience, and early in 1900 he obtained a place in the office of one of his father's proposers, Colonel Edis, which enabled him to study at the Architectural Association and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Lethaby, Halsey Ricardo and Frampton. He had a spell in Paris, working as an improver with René Sergent, architect to his uncle's art dealer, Joseph Duveen. In 1901 he obtained a place in the London office of Niven & Wigglesworth, Herbert Wigglesworth having been an apprentice of his father's, and passed the qualifying exam in June. He was admitted ARIBA on 17 September 1901, his proposers being his father, Wigglesworth, and his partner Niven. At that date he had travelled only in Britain, Normandy and Holland, but soon thereafter he spent two months on a study tour in Italy before being recalled to his father's office in 1902 to assist with the Marischal College extension.

AGR's father set up a London office, initially to enlarge and remodel Hursley Park in Hampshire, which the Coopers, related to Marshall Mackenzie through his marriage, had bought in 1902, the work being carried out in association with Duveen, who obtained the boiseries and the Beauvais tapestries. AGR was put in charge of the London office although the division was by no means clear-cut, his father being in London for a few days every fortnight while the son undertook a certain amount of the design work of the Aberdeen office. Partly from the Coopers' influence and partly from sheer ability, the London practice was immediately successful, at once securing the £300,000 commission for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Aldwych, followed by a still more prestigious one for Canada House, also part of the Strand-Kingsway improvements, which put the Mackenzies in the same league as J J Burnet. The Canada House project was deferred but they won the competition for Australia House, also in Aldwych, a few years later. The lay assessors were headed by the sculptor Bertram Mackennal and were advised by J S Murdoch, formerly an assistant in Burnet's office and later Chief Architect in Canberra. The Australia House job went ahead. AGR was then elevated to FRIBA on 3 March 1913, his proposers being Leonard Stokes who had become a close friend and with whose son there was to be a future connection, and Niven and Wigglesworth.

The Mackenzies suffered severely in the First World War. The long-deferred Canada House project was cancelled, the Union Club and the Royal College of Physicians being eventually bought for the purpose and the commission given to Septimus Warwick. AGR's brother Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie was called up and commissioned in the First Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders in which he reached the rank of Captain. While serving in France Gilbert drew and painted life in the trenches. Subsequently he was sent to Mesopotamia where he was killed in action near Kut on 21 April 1916. AGR enlisted as a private in the London Scottish, in the hope that he could transfer to the Seaforths and be with his brother, but was severely wounded and lost most of a leg. He was invalided out and, despite being in great pain as a result of this injury, returned to assist his father with the work on Australia House which had been continuing during the war. Alexander Marshall Mackenzie's second son, who had become a solicitor and was a partner in Cooper & Wink and was too old for active service similarly volunteered, but because of his eyesight he had to be content with the Service Corps from which he survived unscathed.

The Aberdeen practice remained as prosperous as ever, but despite the continuing support of the Coopers, the London practice did not recover its pre-war success as Burnet's had done. Although still based in London, by the later 1920s AGR was spending much of his time on the work of the Aberdeen office, where his father was assisted by John Gibb Marr (born 1890), who had originally been articled to Clement George. Marr was taken into partnership on 1 January 1927. Niven and Wigglesworth's practice had also begun to run out of work following the completion of Hambro's Bank in London, and their partnership was dissolved in 1927, partly because Niven had developed other interests. Wigglesworth merged his half of the remaining practice with Mackenzie's. Further consolidation took place in Aberdeen in May 1931 when the Mackenzies merged the Aberdeen practice with that of the cinema and auction mart specialist, Clement George, born 1879 in Macduff, who had been in the office from 1897 to 1907, and had remained a family friend: his senior partner, George Sutherland had died in 1927. The practice now became A Marshall Mackenzie, Son & George.

These arrangements were to prove brief. Clement George died on 23 February 1932, followed on 4 May 1933 by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie who had been at the drawing board until within a week of his death, latterly working mostly from Culter House, a great early eighteenth century house with a fine formal garden to which he had moved from the very stylish houses AGR had designed for him at Ladyhill and Loch Coull in 1911. The practice then reverted to its former title of A Marshall Mackenzie & Son.

As a result of these deaths AGR determined to strengthen the Aberdeen office, where Marr had had little opportunity for design and still less for the modern design required to keep the practice in business. Leonard Stokes's son David, who had left the Architectural Association in 1930 and set up practice with Peter Fleetwood Hesketh in 1930, had run out of work. His office in Lincoln's Inn was nearby Mackenzie and Wigglesworth's, and shortly after his father's death AGR asked Stokes to take charge of the design work of the Aberdeen office. It was an arrangement on which Marr had not been consulted and with which he may not have been entirely happy: much later he observed that he felt Stokes had been sent up to keep an eye on him. Introducing a London Catholic to Aberdeen society of that time was not without problems, but Stokes found that 'the natives in Aberdeen became friendly in about six months'.

Although the Aberdeen office was commissioned to build a large new office for the Halifax Building Society, by 1935 the Mackenzie & Wigglesworth practice in London was at a low ebb: Robert W R Mackenzie (1913-75) of the Perth bleaching (Lumsden & Mackenzie) side of the family was to have joined the office, but in the event there was not enough work to justify him coming. The Wigglesworth and Stokes partnerships were dissolved, AGR returned to Aberdeen and the Stokes 'went back to London without any reluctance.' Culter had been sold but AGR and his wife bought a smaller and completely unspoiled mid-eighteenth-century country house at Bourtie, near Inverurie. It was carefully repaired but not modernised and to the very end of her life Mrs Mackenzie cooked on an open fire.

Apart from some country house work, most importantly Candacraig, the business of the post-war practice was mainly conservation work, the National Trust for Scotland being the main client. In 1952 Ian G Lindsay, as Chief Investigator, asked AGR to become a part-time investigator of historic buildings with responsibility for Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Kincardine, some of the survey work being delegated to a Huntly-born architect he had known in London, Robert J Troup, who, like many other architects at the time, was in need of financial help. Of all the part-time investigators, AGR had the greatest influence on Lindsay's thinking, particularly in respect of group value. He pioneered the concept of conservation areas, listing the fisher towns as single items.

AGR Mackenzie and John Gibb Marr remained in partnership until 1960 when AGR retired completely, following a disagreement with Marr, which was regretted on both sides and subsequently made up. Like his father, AGR continued to work up to the time of his death on 20 March 1963, a few weeks after major surgery. He was buried at Bourtie churchyard where a simply inscribed standing stone marks his grave.

Marr continued the practice after the dissolution of the partnership in 1960, and it was not until this time that its title was changed to A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr. He closed the practice in 1972, when most of the drawings were dispersed to the firm's clients or to the current owners of the buildings. He retired to Raigmore Tower, Inverness, where he died in 1983.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1561, Queen's Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1889(?)1899(?)At least in the later years
Item 2 of 1539, Queen's Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1889Before 1899 
Item 3 of 15Queen's Gate, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1889Before 1899 
Item 4 of 15Croiscrag, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1889Before 1899 
Item 5 of 15The White Hall, Montague Street, Russell Square, London, EnglandPrivate1901 *  
Item 6 of 15c/o Niven & Wigglesworth, Mecklenburgh Square, London, EnglandBusiness1901 *  
Item 7 of 15343, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness19011914 
Item 8 of 1513, Waterloo Place, London, EnglandBusiness19051908 
Item 9 of 151, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness19121914 
Item 10 of 1542, Cumberland Mansions, London, EnglandPrivate1913 *  
Item 11 of 1514, St Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, London, EnglandBusiness19181919 
Item 12 of 1521, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness19211923 
Item 13 of 157, John Street, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusiness1930 *  
Item 14 of 153, Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessc. 1939 *  
Item 15 of 15Bourtie House, Bourtie, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1945 Near Inverurie

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 8Matthews & Mackenzie21 August 18941898Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8Matthews & Mackenzie1898Early 1900Chief Assistant 
Item 3 of 8(Sir) Robert William EdisEarly 1900c. 1901Improver 
Item 4 of 8Niven & Wigglesworth19011902Assistant 
Item 5 of 8René Sergentc. 1901c. 1901Improver 
Item 6 of 8A Marshall Mackenzie & Son19021960PartnerFrom 1903 a partner in London
Item 7 of 8Wigglesworth & Marshall Mackenziec. 1927c. 1935Partner 
Item 8 of 8A Marshall Mackenzie Son & GeorgeMay 19311933Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James MorrisonSeptember 1926April 1927AssistantIn London office


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Alexander Marshall Mackenzie2 December 1901for Associateship
Item 2 of 6David Barclay Niven2 December 1901for Associateship
Item 3 of 6David Barclay Niven3 March 1913for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes3 March 1913for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth2 December 1901for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth3 March 1913for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 17George Johnstone Anderson10 February 1942for Associateship
Item 2 of 17Douglas Beaton12 April 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 17John Ronald Beaton19 June 1939for Associateship
Item 4 of 17Robert Hunter Cameron3 March 1919for Associateship
Item 5 of 17John Lamont Coghill8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 6 of 17James William Crawford24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 7 of 17John Hutcheon Donald12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 8 of 17Ivor Llewellyn Bowman Hopkins21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 9 of 17William James Castell Irvine18 October 1937for Associateship
Item 10 of 17Arthur Lyall (or Lysall) Chisholm Lemon7 January 1941for Associateship
Item 11 of 17Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie1913for Associateship
Item 12 of 17Robert Walker Rennie Mackenzie14 January 1947For Associateship
Item 13 of 17John Gibb MarrLate 1933for Fellowship
Item 14 of 17James Morrison29 November 1926for Associateship
Item 15 of 17James MorrisonLate 1928 or early 1929for Associateship - re-application or reinstatement?
Item 16 of 17Alexander ToughMid 1930for Associateship
Item 17 of 17William Harold Williams20 July 1911For Licentiateship

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 1531902Aberdeen University, Marischal College  AberdeenScotlandFront and Broad Street front
Item 2 of 1531902Cooper ParkElgin MorayshireScotlandLayout of park including West lodge
Item 3 of 1531903Fyvie Castle, recreation hall   AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 4 of 1531903Hursley ParkWinchester HampshireEnglandRemodelling and additions - in partnership with his father
Item 5 of 1531903Ruthrieston Church hallRuthrieston AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 153After 1903St John's ChurchFarley Chamberlayne HampshireEnglandRestoration
Item 7 of 153c. 1903Waldorf Hotel  LondonEngland 
Item 8 of 1531904Aberdeen Dairy Company  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 1531904Mayne HouseElgin? Morayshire?Scotland 
Item 10 of 1531905Blairfindy Shooting LodgeBlairfindy MorayshireScotland 
Item 11 of 1531905Dinnet House and East Lodge  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations after fire, addition of square tower
Item 12 of 1531905Fyvie InstitutionFyvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 13 of 1531905Glenmore Shooting LodgeGlen More/Glenmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 14 of 1531905St Cyrus Parish ChurchSt Cyrus KincardineshireScotlandAlterations
Item 15 of 1531905St Kentigern's Episcopal ChurchBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 16 of 153c. 1905All Saints ChurchHursley HampshireEnglandAlterations
Item 17 of 153c. 1905Fife Arms HotelBraemar AberdeenshireScotlandNew porch
Item 18 of 153c. 1905House for Dr Walford BodieMacduff BanffshireScotland 
Item 19 of 153c. 1905Merdon Church  HampshireEnglandAlterations
Item 20 of 1531907Canada HouseAldwych LondonEngland 
Item 21 of 1531907House for Frederick Kindness, Murray Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 22 of 1531908Aberdeen Dairy Company  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 23 of 1531908Ladyhill HouseElgin MorayshireScotlandAdditions
Item 24 of 1531908University of Aberdeen, King's College Sports Pavilion  AberdeenScotland 
Item 25 of 153190926 Grosvenor Square  LondonEnglandRedecoration with White Allom
Item 26 of 153Late 1900sBraemar CastleBraemar AberdeenshireScotlandWork probably not executed
Item 27 of 153Late 1900sDeanswoodNewbury BerkshireEngland 
Item 28 of 1531910Aberlour Manse with stables etcAberlour BanffshireScotlandAlterations
Item 29 of 1531910Aberlour Parish ChurchAberlour BanffshireScotlandAlterations
Item 30 of 1531910Craigiebuckler Church hallCraigiebuckler AberdeenScotlandEnlargement
Item 31 of 1531910Kaim HousePitfodels AberdeenScotland 
Item 32 of 1531910National Library of WalesAberystwyth  WalesCompetition design - not successful
Item 33 of 1531910Queen’s University  BelfastNorthern IrelandPlaced third in competition
Item 34 of 153c. 1910Professor Ewart's House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 35 of 1531911Balmoral CastleBalmoral AberdeenshireScotlandDecoration and minor alterations
Item 36 of 1531911King's CollegeOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandNew building
Item 37 of 153c. 1911Memorial to Edward VII, Crathie ChurchCrathie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 38 of 1531912Assurance OfficeHolborn LondonEngland 
Item 39 of 1531912Coull HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlexander Marshall Mackenzie for himself; largely designed by AGR Mackenzie and Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie
Item 40 of 1531912Ladyhill House and LodgeBieldside AberdeenScotlandAlexander Marshall Mackenzie for himself; largely designed by AGR Mackenzie and Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie
Item 41 of 1531912Northern Meeting RoomsInverness Inverness-shireScotlandRedecoration
Item 42 of 1531912Recreation Hall, Maypole Dairy WorksSouthall MiddlesexEngland 
Item 43 of 1531913Australia HouseAldwych LondonEngland 
Item 44 of 1531913Balnacoil HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 45 of 1531913Connet HillElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1531913Lecht Shooting LodgeTomintoul BanffshireScotland 
Item 47 of 1531913London School of Tropical Medicine  LondonEngland 
Item 48 of 1531913SherrifhaughElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 49 of 1531914Board of Trade Offices  LondonEnglandCompetition design.
Item 50 of 1531914Edward VII statue  AberdeenScotlandDesign of pedestal
Item 51 of 1531914King's College, Examination Hall  AberdeenScotlandFirst scheme, not built
Item 52 of 1531914Lowson Memorial ChurchForfar AngusScotland 
Item 53 of 1531914Lowson Memorial Church HallForfar AngusScotland 
Item 54 of 1531914Lowson Memorial ManseForfar AngusScotland 
Item 55 of 1531914Swinfen House  StaffordshireEnglandAlterations
Item 56 of 1531914Turriff Parish ChurchTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 57 of 1531915Cults West ChurchCults AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 58 of 1531915The SteyneBournemouth HampshireEngland 
Item 59 of 1531916Avochie HouseHuntly (near) AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work
Item 60 of 1531918War memorialAdvie MorayshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1531919Achvarasdal House  CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 62 of 1531920Dufftown War MemorialDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 63 of 1531920Elgin MuseumElgin MorayshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 64 of 1531920Fyvie Castle and ancillary buildingsFyvie AberdeenshireScotlandFurther alterations and additions
Item 65 of 1531920Mosstodloch War MemorialMosstodloch MorayshireScotland 
Item 66 of 1531920NorthcotePitfodels AberdeenScotland 
Item 67 of 1531920War MemorialForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1531920War Memorial Buildings and Victory HallAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 69 of 153After 1920House for PilkingtonBournemouth HampshireEngland 
Item 70 of 153c. 1920Denmore  AberdeenshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 71 of 1531921Aberdeen War Memorial, Cowdray Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 72 of 1531921Grantown War MemorialGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 73 of 1531921LGA and RIBA competition, Home Counties design   EnglandCompetition design exhibited
Item 74 of 1531921Shopfront, Wigmore Street  LondonEngland 
Item 75 of 153After 1921Scottish Alliance Assurance Buildings  AberdeenScotland 
Item 76 of 1531922Chapel of Garioch Parish ChurchChapel of Garioch AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 77 of 1531922King's College, Botany Department  AberdeenScotland 
Item 78 of 153c. 1922All Saints Church, reredosHursley HampshireEnglandDesign of new reredos
Item 79 of 153c. 1922Coull War MemorialCoull AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 80 of 153c. 1922Craigiebuckler War MemorialCraigiebuckler AberdeenScotland 
Item 81 of 153c. 1922Cults War MemorialCults AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 82 of 153c. 1922Drumoak War MemorialDrumoak AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 83 of 153c. 1922Fochabers War MemorialFochabers MorayshireScotland 
Item 84 of 153c. 1922Gordon Castle War MemorialFochabers MorayshireScotland 
Item 85 of 153c. 1922Nairn War MemorialNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 86 of 1531923177 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 87 of 1531923Chelsea Hospital for Women, nurses homeChelsea LondonEnglandDesign
Item 88 of 1531923Lewis War Memorial LewisRoss and CromartyScotland 
Item 89 of 1531924Concert PavilionBournemouth HampshireEngland 
Item 90 of 1531924Coull HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work?
Item 91 of 1531924Dunecht House (including chapel)Echt AberdeenshireScotlandTower, lodges, boathouse
Item 92 of 1531924The Leys School, Sports PavilionCambridge CambridgeshireEngland 
Item 93 of 1531924University of Aberdeen, Women Students' Union  AberdeenScotland 
Item 94 of 1531924Village Institute    Design by the London office
Item 95 of 1531925King's College, Forestry Department  AberdeenScotland 
Item 96 of 1531926Davidson HouseMarylebone LondonEnglandNamed as architect in Builder report
Item 97 of 1531926Huntly Parish ChurchHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandProposal for new tower - only partly built
Item 98 of 1531926Huntly Parish Church HallHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandDesign for hall - only partly built; formed part of more ambitious scheme for both church and hall with tower made c.1913-14
Item 99 of 1531926King's College, Elphinstone Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 100 of 1531926St Machar's CathedralOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandRestoration
Item 101 of 1531926St Mary's Episcopal Church  AberdeenScotlandNew porch and font
Item 102 of 1531928Kemnay Parish ChurchKemnay AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 103 of 1531928Knappach HouseCrathes AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 104 of 1531929Banchory Devenick ChurchBanchory Devenick KincardineshireScotlandRestoration
Item 105 of 1531929CanmoreBraemar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 106 of 1531929Proposed office building, Waterloo Road  LondonEngland 
Item 107 of 1531929St Mary's Parish ChurchMonymusk AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration of Priory church
Item 108 of 1531930Britannic Assurance Buildings  AberdeenScotland 
Item 109 of 1531930Fodderty Parish Church, War Memorial ArchFodderty Ross and CromartyScotlandWith Donald Matheson
Item 110 of 1531930Mortlach Parish ChurchDufftown BanffshireScotlandRestoration
Item 111 of 1531930Strathpeffer War Memorial gatewayStrathpeffer Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 112 of 1531930Woodside North Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 113 of 1531931Kintore Church HallKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 114 of 153Early 1932Capitol Cinema  AberdeenScotland 
Item 115 of 1531933Jackson's Garage  AberdeenScotland 
Item 116 of 1531933The HockettsCookham Dean BerkshireEngland 
Item 117 of 1531934Littleways  AberdeenScotland 
Item 118 of 1531934St John's College, Sports PavilionCambridge CambridgeshireEngland 
Item 119 of 1531934 or 1937St Lesmo's ChapelGlentanar/Glen Tanar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 120 of 153c. 1935Flats, The Spittal  AberdeenScotland 
Item 121 of 153193616 ChanonryOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotland 
Item 122 of 1531937Douglas Hotel  AberdeenScotlandReconstruction
Item 123 of 1531937House at PowisOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotland 
Item 124 of 1531937Northern Hotel (2)Kittybrewster AberdeenScotland 
Item 125 of 1531937St Mary's Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 126 of 1531938Little ColstropeHambledon BuckinghamshireEngland 
Item 127 of 1531938St Andrew's Episcopal Church  AberdeenScotlandExecuted the design and installation of the Seabury Memorial - on behalf of Comper
Item 128 of 1531939Gardener's Cottage, MarlowMarlow BuckinghamshireEngland 
Item 129 of 1531939Pittodrie ChurchPittodrie AberdeenScotland 
Item 130 of 1531939University of Aberdeen, King's College Sports Pavilion  AberdeenScotlandNew pavilion
Item 131 of 153c. 1939All Saints ChurchMedmenham BuckinghamshireEnglandOrgan in transept
Item 132 of 153c. 1939Durris House  AberdeenshireScotlandProposed alterations- not carried out
Item 133 of 153c. 1939Sports PavilionNortholt MiddlesexEngland 
Item 134 of 153Mid 1930sGlen Tanar HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 135 of 153Before 1940HousingMarylebone LondonEngland 
Item 136 of 1531947St Machar's CathedralOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandNew east window
Item 137 of 153c. 1949Castle Fraser, farm cottagesCastle Fraser AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 138 of 153c. 1949Farm cottagesDalcross NairnshireScotland 
Item 139 of 1531950Northern Hotel (2)Kittybrewster AberdeenScotlandProposed addition
Item 140 of 1531953Kincorth Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 141 of 1531953Kincorth Manse  AberdeenScotland 
Item 142 of 153195450 Shiprow  AberdeenScotland 
Item 143 of 1531954Pitmedden HouseUdny AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs to Great Garden for NTS. Also alterations to house.
Item 144 of 1531954Provost Ross' House  AberdeenScotlandRestoration
Item 145 of 1531956Candacraig HouseStrathdon AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction after fire and new gates
Item 146 of 1531956Royal Bank of Scotland, 150 Union Street  AberdeenScotlandReinstatement of ground floor
Item 147 of 1531957Balbithan House  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration
Item 148 of 1531957Pitcaple House  AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs
Item 149 of 1531958Crathie Church, King George VI MemorialCrathie AberdeenshireScotlandIn association with William Reid Dick (sculptor)
Item 150 of 1531958Electricity Sub-StationKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 151 of 1531958Electricity Sub-StationCults AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 152 of 1531958Esslemont House and stables  AberdeenshireScotlandInternal alterations, mainly at stairs
Item 153 of 1531960St Mary's Parish ChurchMonymusk AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp97
Item 2 of 8British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 8Gifford, John1980Architects of the Highlands in the Nineteenth Century, A SketchNo 7, September 1980, pp29-48The Scottish Georgian Society Bulletin, Edinburgh, 1980pp37-39
Item 4 of 8Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary  pp248-249
Item 5 of 8Humphries, B R1889Aberdeen in the 1930s Undergraduate dissertation 
Item 6 of 8Lippe, William1979The Scottish baronial house in Aberdeenshire of the Mackenzies and James Matthews The Robert Gordon University post graduate dissertation 
Item 7 of 8RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 8 of 8Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp267

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen Press and Journal21 March 1963  Obituary
Item 2 of 4Builder7 May 1948  p548-51
Item 3 of 4Builder29 March 1963v204 p626 - obituary
Item 4 of 4Scotsman22 March 1963  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from: Mrs AGR Mackenzie; John G Marr; Ian G Lindsay; Robert W R Mackenzie (of Perth); Mrs Isobel Adams (nee Gordon), Broughty Ferry ('Dr Marshall Mackenzie's quine'); David Stokes (interview with Charles McKean on 17 December 1985)
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v15 p5 (microfilm reel 18); F v21 no 1496 (microfilm reel 13)
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon's University ArchiveCollection of plans, manuscripts etc Information per Jim Fiddes


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