Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Reverend) Edward Sugden
Designation: Architect
Born: 1850
Died: 14 February 1901
Bio Notes: Edward Sugden was born in 1850, the second son of Dr Sugden of Clifton, Bristol. He trained first as an architect, probably with William Larner Sugden of Leek, Staffordshire. Thereafter he attended Chichester Theological College, where he became friendly with the Rev Francis Burdon. When Burdon moved to St Mary Magdalene's, Dundee as senior curate, Sugden was attracted by his work at the Watson's Lane Mission in Hawkhill and decided to join him. He became deacon probationer in 1878 and priest in 1879, ordained by Bishop Jermyn. In 1880 or 1881 Sugden was put in charge of the Watson's Lane Mission which he rebuilt as Holy Trinity Mission in the latter year; he was also diocesan supernumerary until 1882 when he became priest-in-charge at the newly built church at Carnoustie. As it was not then a separate incumbency, he remained associated with St Mary Madgalene's as curate, living with Burdon at 15 Park Place, Dundee for at least the years 1880-81. Sometime before 1887 he married Elizabeth Mary Spark, and in that year he became incumbent at St Anne's, Coupar Angus. He does not seem to have been as evangelical at Coupar Angus as he had been at Hawkhill. A Mr Carmichael described him as 'a good earnest man but ... he gave out that he would not have dealings with presbyterians and so they left him severely alone'.

He had an extensive church- and parsonage-building practice in the Dioceses of Brechin and St Andrews and Dunkeld, mostly inexpensive buildings of hammer-dressed masonry with timber-framed internal construction and tracery.

In his latter years Sugden suffered became consumptive, and poor health forced him to retire in 1900. He died at Beechview, Sevenoaks, Kent on 14 February 1901. He was survived by his wife and two children: Ethel, born April 1888, and Harold, born June 1891. He left moveable estate of 5,304 8 11.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 415, Park Place, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness18801882 
Item 2 of 4Carnoustie, Angus, ScotlandBusiness18821887 
Item 3 of 4St Anne's Parsonage, Coupar Angus, Angus, ScotlandBusiness18871900 
Item 4 of 4Beechview, Sevenoaks, Kent, EnglandPrivate19001901 

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 1William Larner SugdenAfter 1866(?)Before 1878(?)ApprenticeRev E Sugden probably trained with William Sugden, but it is not certain

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 16 Parsonage, TarfsideLochlee AngusScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 16 St Columba's Episcopal Church and rectoryCrieff PerthshireScotlandChoir stalls - date not known
Item 3 of 16 St Salvadors Episcopal Church and Hall  DundeeScotlandAlterations to school - date unknown
Item 4 of 161881Holy Trinity Episcopal Mission ChurchHawkhill DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 161886St John's Episcopal Church and Halls  DundeeScotlandChurch building
Item 6 of 161888St Margaret's Episcopal Church and hallLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 161889St Mary's Episcopal ChurchBirnam PerthshireScotlandChoir stalls
Item 8 of 161889St Paul's Cathedral Schools  DundeeScotlandDesigned building
Item 9 of 161891St Andrews Episcopal Church HallCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 10 of 161893Kilmaveonaig Episcopal ChurchBridge of Tilt PerthshireScotlandRestoration of church (reroofing), and addition of porch; vestry new windows and formation of chancel
Item 11 of 161893St John's Episcopal Church and Halls  DundeeScotlandHalls
Item 12 of 161895St Margaret's Episcopal SchoolsLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 161897All Saints Episcopal churchGlencarse PerthshireScotlandReredos and screen
Item 14 of 161898St Mary Magdalene's Church Halls, Rectory and GymnasiumHawkhill DundeeScotland 
Item 15 of 161898St Michael and All Angels Episcopal ChurchBallintuim PerthshireScotland 
Item 16 of 161913St John's Episcopal Church HallForfar AngusScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Bertie, David M (ed)2000Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000 Edinburgh: T & T Clarkpp453-4
Item 2 of 2Lye, Margaret2010A Guide to Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane Margaret Lye/Lulu 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Guardian22 February 1901XXXI p117 Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Margaret LyeInformation to D M Walker From Farquhar diaries.