Basic Biographical Details

Name: Patrick Wilson
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1798
Died: 6 February 1871
Bio Notes: Patrick Wilson was born c.1798, the son of Robert Wilson, cabinetmaker. It is not known to whom he was articled but he commenced practice some time before 1824 when he built the west side of Archibald Place.

Wilson married Catherine Peddie, born 1806 or 1807, who died on 1 June 1843 and was buried at Greyfriars. Their son Robert Wilson, born 9 September 1834, was articled to his father then based at 2 Queen Street c.1849 and entered the Trustees' Academy on 31 October 1850 on the recommendation of James Eckford Lauder, moving to London some time after he had completed his articles to widen his experience there. Wilson married for a second time, to Jane Milne, who survived him.

Patrick Wilson died on 6 February 1871. Robert returned from London to take over his practice.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 315, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1838c. 1840 
Item 2 of 32, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1841c. 1873 
Item 3 of 32, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1849After 1865 

Employment and Training

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 3William de B M Gallowayc. 1844c. 1849Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Robert Wilsonc. 1849c. 1854(?)Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3William Dothie Dobson1863 * Apprentice 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1918241-9 Archibald Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 1918257,8 and 17,18 Hopetoun Crescent  EdinburghScotlandExecuted Brown's design
Item 3 of 191825Scheme for new village of EdmonstoneEdmonstone MidlothianScotland 
Item 4 of 191829Caprington  AyrshireScotlandRemodelling of existing structure
Item 5 of 191833Trentham Park, Memorial to 1st Duke of Sutherland  StaffordshireEnglandDesign only
Item 6 of 191837Tolbooth Parish School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 191840St John's Episcopal ChurchForres MorayshireScotlandOriginal church
Item 8 of 191841Callendar HouseFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandNew entrance and stair hall
Item 9 of 191845Parish ChurchDalmellington AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 191847Pilrig Model Dwelling Co Buildings  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 191854Chalmers Buildings (workers' housing)Fountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 191854Fountainbridge Free ChurchFountainbridge EdinburghScotlandOriginal church
Item 13 of 191856South College Street UP Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 191859Cowgate Free Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 191860Cowgatehead Free Church     
Item 16 of 191860Free ChurchBurntisland FifeScotland 
Item 17 of 191863Chalmers Working Men's HallFountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 191863Protestant Institute of Scotland building  EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 191865Chalmers Memorial Free ChurchGrange EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories Sc70/1/184

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Biographical note by Howard Colvin (not included in his published Dictionaries of British Architects)