Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Vincent Eaglesham
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 August 1861
Died: 1901
Bio Notes: Henry Vincent Eaglesham was born on 28 August 1861, the son of Robert Eaglesham and Jane McDowall and the younger brother of John Eaglesham who succeeded John Mercer as Burgh Surveyor of Ayr. Henry had set up independent practice in Ayr, principally as an engineer sometime before 1899; in that year John resigned his post to join Henry as senior partner in the firm of J & H V Eaglesham. Henry's work as an engineer took him abroad for much of his life - to Spain and Tasmania.

About 1900 the practice was joined by William Cowie, born in 1867, as chief draughtsman: Cowie had been articled to A & W Reid in Elgin and had been assistant to Sydney Mitchell & Wilson in Edinburgh and to Clarke & Bell in Glasgow.

Henry died suddenly in Florence in 1901 and Cowie left to commence his own practice in 1904. After his brother's death, John practised alone, although the partnership name was retained.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness   

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 1J & H V Eaglesham1899(?) Partner 

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 181893148-156 High StreetAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 18189327 Park CircusAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 181893Tenement with public house at ground floor, 61 and 63 High StreetAyr AyrshireScotland'Buildings of Scotland' gives H V Eaglesham whereas earlier Rob Close gave John Eaglesham.
Item 4 of 18189417-23 Burns Statue SquareAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 18189456 and 58 SandgateAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 18189529 Park CircusAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 181895Masonic HallAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 181895Wellington ChambersAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 9 of 1818974-6 Wheatfield RoadAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 181897Business premises, High StreetAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 11 of 181897Dunure HarbourDunure AyrshireScotlandAlterations to harbour - deepened and entrance widened
Item 12 of 181897Quay WallAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 13 of 181897Wheatfield HouseAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations and additions?
Item 14 of 181898Doune CemeteryGirvan AyrshireScotlandExtension
Item 15 of 181899Turners BridgeAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 16 of 1819009-15 Burns Statue SquareAyr AyrshireScotlandWith William Cowie
Item 17 of 181900New ChurchAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 18 of 181901Girls' High SchoolPrestwick AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

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Item 1 of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website