Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Burnet
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1826
Died: 8 May 1898
Bio Notes: James Burnet was born about 1826 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. He may have trained in William Burn's office as his neo-Jacobean work is similar in detail to Burn's. By the mid-1850s he was working in Langholm where he was 'architect and superintendent of works'. Burnet was married to Annie Bell Burnet. His address at this time is given as Ewes Bank, Langholm.

He died on 8 May 1898. The practice was taken over by Robert Bell Burnet who was Burnet's fifth son. No further details of him are known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Dumfriesshire, Scotland(?)Business   
Item 2 of 2Ewes Bank House, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1860s1898 

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 1William BurnBefore 1860(?)Before 1860(?)Apprentice(?)Uncertain, but may have trained in Burn's office as his detailing is similar to Burn's

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 111860Canonbie SchoolCanonbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 2 of 111862The School HouseNew Langholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 3 of 111867Ewes Parish Church and churchyardEwes DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 4 of 111870EU ChurchLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 5 of 111872Eskdalemuir SchoolEskdalemuir DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 6 of 111875LibraryLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 7 of 111880Westerkirk Parish ChurchBentpath DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 8 of 111881Mission HallLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 9 of 111885Parish ChurchCastleton RoxburghshireScotlandNew lancet windows inserted
Item 10 of 111887All Saints Episcopal ChurchLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 11 of 111896ClubhouseNewcastleton RoxburghshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Dumfries Sheriff Court SC15/41/25