Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Maclaren (or McLaren)
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1840
Died: 10 October 1916(?)
Bio Notes: William Maclaren (or McLaren - sources vary) was born in Methven in about 1840, the son of William McLaren, house carpenter journeyman, and his wife Mary. He trained as a house carpenter, presumably with his father and later joined the surveying department of the solicitors Sir George Condie, Conning & Co in Perth. He later set up practice on his own account. By 1897 he was in partnership with Robert Mackay. Neither appears in the British Architectural Library/RIBA 'Directory of British Architects 1834-1914'.

He died on 10 October 1916 though this has yet to be checked.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 4Annatland, Tibbermore, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1861  
Item 3 of 4Tibbermore Cottage, Tibbermore, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1881 *  
Item 4 of 4Milden, Hay Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1901 *  

* 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 2Condie & Co / Condie, MackenzieBefore 1874Before 1874  
Item 2 of 2Maclaren & MackayBefore 1897After 1909Partner 

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 25 147-149 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandNew shopfront
Item 2 of 251874Tibbermore Parish Church  PerthshireScotlandRefurnishing and heating chamber
Item 3 of 251875Findo Gask SchoolFindo Gask PerthshireScotlandEnlargement
Item 4 of 251883Auchtergaven UP ChurchBankfoot PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 251889Fleshers of Perth Incorporation building, 46-50 South StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 251893Monzie ManseMonzie PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 251897Block of shops and houses, Scott StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 25After 1898AsylumPolton MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 9 of 25After 1898DungarthillDunkeld PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 10 of 25After 1898(?)Moncreiffe Island Golf ClubhousePerth PerthshireScotlandPossibly responsible, but may be by P L B Henderson
Item 11 of 25After 1898Murrayshall  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 12 of 25After 1898(?)Villas, Barnhill EstateKinnoull PerthshireScotlandPossibly responsible, but may be by P L B Henderson
Item 13 of 25After 1898(?)Villas, Bellwood EstatePerth PerthshireScotlandPossibly responsible, but may be by P L B Henderson
Item 14 of 251899Almondbank hallAlmondbank PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 251899St Stephen's UF Church HallPerthshire PerthshireScotland 
Item 16 of 251900Public House, 89 South StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 17 of 251900Tenement with public house at ground floor, 189 South Street and 70 South Methven StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 18 of 251902Block of shops and houses, High StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 19 of 251902Pitcairngreen School  PerthshireScotland 
Item 20 of 251903Block of shops and houses, High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 21 of 251903James Murray Royal Lunatic AsylumPerth PerthshireScotlandTwo new villas (Elcho and Birnam Wards)
Item 22 of 251904Co-operative Society central premisesPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 23 of 251906Block of shops and flats, 31-33 Kinnoull StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 24 of 251908Co-operative Society branch premisesPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 25 of 251908Shop for McArthur, grocerPerth PerthshireScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses