Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alfred Edward Purdie
Designation: Architect
Born: 1843
Died: 26 February 1920
Bio Notes: Alfred Edward Purdie was born in 1843 and was articled to Gilbert Robert Blount in London, remaining as assistant from 1863. He commenced independent practice in 1875 and a year later took over Blount's practice after the latter's death. He was admitted FRIBA in 1893. In later life he moved to Canterbury, where he died on 26 February 1920.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3178, Cornwall Road, London W, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1886 *  
Item 2 of 3Talbot House, Crownhill Road, Willesden, London NW, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1893 *  
Item 3 of 3Meadow Grange, Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandPrivate1900 *  

* 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 2Gilbert Robert Blountc. 18581863Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Gilbert Robert Blount18631875Assistant 

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 21896Convent of the Poor Clares CollettinesLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 21903Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael RC Church, presbytery and hallMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandWith Archibald Macpherson? Named as sole architect in March 1903


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914