Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Inglis McDerment
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: 22 July 1828
Died: 27 August 1883
Bio Notes: James Inglis McDerment was born in Ayr on 22 July 1828, the son of James McDerment, land surveyor (died c.1854) and Janet Bryan (died about 1867). Nothing is known of his training but he is described as a civil engineer. He married Jane McEwen on 17 July 1857. He practised as an architect in Ayr from at least 1868, at which time his address was 47 Newmarket Street. By 1883 he had moved his office to 39 Sandgate where he was in practice with his sons. He died on 27 August 1883. No further details of him are known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 247, Newmarket Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1868 *  
Item 2 of 239, Sandgate, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1883 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1McDerment & Murdoch18811882Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Montgomery Pearsonc. 1880(?)1883(?)Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer 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 181852Parish Road and Turnpike RoadOchiltree AyrshireScotlandPlans
Item 2 of 181852St Evox innSt Quivox AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 1818586-24 Havelock TerraceAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 4 of 181858County Police HeadquartersAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 181860Police StationGalston AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 181862Ayr Arms HotelAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 181867Ayr Grammar SchoolAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 181867Old Racecourse ViewhouseAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 9 of 181868Burns Monument CottageAlloway AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 181868MacNeille Buildings, Newmarket StreetAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 11 of 181869Girvan HarbourGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 12 of 181871The Old Church, AyrAyr AyrshireScotlandRestoration after fire
Item 13 of 181873Ayr Harbour, Wet DockAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 14 of 181877The Old Church, AyrAyr AyrshireScotlandGabled dormers added
Item 15 of 181881Glenbuck Parish ChurchGlenbuck AyrshireScotland'Buildings of Scotland' gives McDerment & Murdoch as responsible.
Item 16 of 181882Ayr County HospitalAyr AyrshireScotlandWashing house for fever wards
Item 17 of 18Late 1800sTerrace of houses, Miller PlaceAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 18Late 1800sVilla, Miller RoadAyr AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, engineer:
Item 1 of 4Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 4Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories SC6/44/45
Item 4 of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website