Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Murray
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Robert Murray was born in Peebles into the family of builders which operated as J & D Murray. He was living in Edinburgh by 1871. By c.1879 he was working as assistant to MacGibbon & Ross. He seemed to design a number of buildings in Peebles in the 1880s and early 1890s including the Co-op building on the corner of Greenside and the Eddlestone Water bridge and a baptist church on Greenside (according to local press). He is listed in the press as 'architect, Edinburgh'. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 412, Caledonian Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1888  
Item 2 of 464, Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1889c. 1891 
Item 3 of 450, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1892c. 1912 
Item 4 of 411, Murrayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1903  

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 2Richard Thomson    
Item 2 of 2MacGibbon & Ross1878 * Assistant 

* 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 111879Villa, Polwarth Terrace  EdinburghScotlandResponsible for design, working as assistant to MacGibbon & Ross
Item 2 of 111888Co-operative building/ 1-3 Old TownPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 3 of 111890Damcroft MillsPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandReconstruction after old mill was destroyed by fire. The building was demolished in 1971
Item 4 of 111891United Free ChurchPeebles  Scotland 
Item 5 of 111894(?)Baptist ChurchPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandOn Greenside. Current status uncertain
Item 6 of 111894KenmorePeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 7 of 111895Double villaPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 8 of 111896The RowansPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 9 of 111898NethercroftPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 10 of 111898Tantah, villa and gatelodgePeebles PeeblesshireScotlandRear addition to lodge - very probably this is the same person as the Robert Murray who worked for MacGibbon & Ross
Item 11 of 111905KendalmerePeebles PeeblesshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

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 Information per Neil Macara Brown