Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Ramage
Designation: Architect
Born: 1819
Died: 15 August 1866
Bio Notes: William Ramage was born in 1819 and articled to Archibald Simpson c.1834, remaining with him as assistant. He became his principal assistant after the departure of Thomas Mackenzie and James Matthews. Correspondence quoted by G M Fraser indicates that he had a considerable hand in the Mechanics Institute where he taught architectural and mechanical drawing in the 1830s and 1840s. He succeeded to Simpson's practice on his death on 23 March 1847. His principal client was the Episcopal Church of which he was a member.

Ramage died on 15 August 1866 aged 46, and was buried at St Clement's, Footdee, where a large granite monument was erected to his memory.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness   

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 1Archibald Simpsonc. 1834 ApprenticeRemained as assistant and became principal assistant

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 William Hills19231927Apprentice 

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 32 Banchory ParsonageBanchory KincardineshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 321845Mechanics Institute  AberdeenScotlandWith Archibald Simpson
Item 3 of 321847Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum  AberdeenScotlandAdditions, including chapel, east wing and west wing, and enlargement of central building to link with wings
Item 4 of 32c. 1847Skene House  AberdeenshireScotlandCompletion of Simpson's remodelling for the Earl of Fife
Item 5 of 321850sKeith HallInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandConsulted about work at house
Item 6 of 321850St Ternan's Episcopal ChurchBanchory Ternan KincardineshireScotland 
Item 7 of 321852Aberdeen Royal Infirmary  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 8 of 321852Cluny ManseCluny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 9 of 3218537-9 Waverley Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 10 of 321854Keith Hall, stables, lodges, walled gardenKeithhall AberdeenshireScotlandWalled garden and north lodge
Item 11 of 321854Kintore Arms HotelInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 12 of 321855Leylodge SchoolKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 13 of 321856St Margaret's Episcopal ChurchForgue AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 14 of 321857Exchange Street Savings Bank  AberdeenScotland 
Item 15 of 321858Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum, Elmhill House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 321858Banchory Ternan Police StationBanchory Ternan Aberdeenshire/KincardineshireScotland 
Item 17 of 321858St Mary's Episcopal ChurchAuchindoir AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 18 of 321859Aberdeen Royal Infirmary  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 19 of 321859Cottage and Offices on Holburn Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 321859Farm Buildings, KingseatKingseat Aberdeenshire?Scotland 
Item 21 of 321859House and Shop, InchleyInchley, Torphins AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 22 of 321859Kintore SchoolKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 23 of 321859St Peter's School and HousesFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 24 of 321861All Saints Episcopal ChurchStrichen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 25 of 321861Militia Barracks and depot  AberdeenScotlandContracts advertised
Item 26 of 321862Millden Bridge on Ellon Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 27 of 321862St Congan's Episcopal ChurchTurriff AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 28 of 321863Foveran ManseFoveran AberdeenshireScotlandDesign for alterations executed by J R Mackenzie
Item 29 of 321863Houses on John Street and Charlotte Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 30 of 321863Kincardine O'Neil Episcopal ParsonageKincardine O'Neil AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 31 of 321863Tape Factory  AberdeenScotland 
Item 32 of 32c. 1863Banff District Asylum, Troup/LadysbridgeBanff BanffshireScotlandInvited to submit competition designs; unsuccessful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories SC1/36/61

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Weekly Journal11 October 1918  Article 'Archibald Simpson, Architect and His Times'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files  
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information per Jum Fiddes