Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Whitelaw Lockhart
Designation: Architect
Born: 1877
Died: 1924
Bio Notes: John Whitelaw Lockhart was born in 1877 and articled to Morris & Hunter of Ayr on 1 September 1894, remaining with James Archibald Morris following the dissolution of the partnership in 1896. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1899 he secured a position in the office of James Salmon & Son as an improver, enabling him to study at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College under Charles Gourlay and at the Glasgow School of Art. He was promoted to assistant and subsequently chief assistant in Salmon's office, remaining in the same firm after it became Salmon Son & Gillespie in November 1903. He left in 1904 and returned to Ayr where he was taken into partnership by John Murdoch at 62 Sandgate Street, the firm name becoming John Murdoch & Lockhart.

Lockhart continued the practice under the same title after Murdoch's death in 1906 or 1907, but like so many others he appears to have suffered from the effects of the Finance Act of 1909 as he had given up his office and was practising from home by 1914. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. He died in 1924.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 262, Sandgate Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  
Item 2 of 2Auchinlee, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 

* 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 5Morris & Hunter1 September 18941896Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5James Archibald Morris18961899Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5James Salmon & Son1899November 1903Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Salmon, Son & GillespieNovember 19031904Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 5John Murdoch & Lockhart19041924Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

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 35 Eagle TavernPrestwick AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations - date not known (plans undated)
Item 2 of 35After 1904Business premises and arcade for A H Lang EsqAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 35After 1904New hall and business premises for James CraigAyr? Ayrshire?Scotland 
Item 4 of 35After 1904North of Scotland and Town & County BankAyr? Ayrshire?Scotland 
Item 5 of 35After 1904Villa for Sir William ArrolAyr? Ayrshire?Scotland 
Item 6 of 35After 1904Villa for William DouglasAyr? Ayrshire?Scotland 
Item 7 of 351906Double Cottage for William DouglasAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 351906Tenement, with shop, 217 High StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 9 of 35190730 Smith StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 351907Castlehill Estate, Peggieshill FarmAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations - plans dated
Item 11 of 351907Crown BarAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 12 of 351907Houses and cottages for Polquhairn Coal Company, SinclairstonOchiltree AyrshireScotland 
Item 13 of 351907StranleurAyr AyrshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 14 of 351908Carrick OvalAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 15 of 351908RecliffeAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 16 of 351908Wellington ChambersAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 17 of 351909213 High StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 18 of 35190945 Burns Statue SquareAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 19 of 351909Shops for William FraserPrestwick AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations - plans dated
Item 20 of 35191033-35 Kyle StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 21 of 3519109 Charlotte StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions
Item 22 of 351910Ashgrove, feuing planKilwinning AyrshireScotlandFeuing plans redrawn
Item 23 of 351910Castlehill, cottages for William WilsonAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 24 of 35c. 1910Bungalow, Ewenfield RoadAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 35191110 Bath PlaceAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 26 of 351911Balloch Fishing ClubBalloch DunbartonshireScotlandNew motor car house
Item 27 of 351911Double cottage for Miss Hamilton, KingcasePrestwick AyrshireScotlandPlans dated
Item 28 of 351912204 High StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations: new shop, 'Miss Gibb'
Item 29 of 351912210 High StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 30 of 351912Farm Buildings and Cottage, Changue Barr  AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations to farm buildings, and new cottage
Item 31 of 351914AlticanePinwherry AyrshireScotlandNew water tank etc.
Item 32 of 351914Double cottage for D S GovanPrestwick AyrshireScotlandPlans dated
Item 33 of 351916Balloch Fishing ClubBalloch DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 34 of 351923Barnhill FarmNether Rankinston AyrshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 35 of 351924Castlehill Estate, feuing planAyr AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal18 October 1924v31London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp677 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v19 no1422