Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Mair Bishop
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 May 1881
Died: 23 January 1941
Bio Notes: William Mair Bishop was born on 13 May 1881 and gained experience of estate engineering on the Cleland Estates, Lanarkshire from 1897 to 1899 before being articled for five years to Alexander Cullen in Motherwell. He attended classes in Building and gained the South Kensington certificates. On completing his apprenticeship, by which time Cullen was in partnership with James Lochhead and William Brown, he remained as junior assistant in the same firm for two-and-a-half years before being promoted to senior assistant. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects, which Bishop had joined in 1911. Thereafter he set up business on his own account and practised in Motherwell for nearly twenty-five years.

Bishop married Janet Thomson Bonar on 14 June 1911.

Bishop died on 23 January 1941.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Cleland Estates, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness18971899 
Item 2 of 216, Muir Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusinessc. 1916(?)c. 1941(?) 

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Alexander Cullen18991904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Alexander Cullen19041906 or 1907Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Alexander Cullen1906 or 19071908Senior Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown1908January 1911Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Cullen, Lochhead & BrownJanuary 1911After 1912Senior Assistant 

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 1Peter Bisset1920s Apprentice 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

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 141905County HospitalBellshill LanarkshireScotlandAs Assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 2 of 141906Braidwood HospitalCarluke LanarkshireScotlandNew fever pavilion and administration block, new wards, and gatelodge - as senior assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 3 of 141907Board SchoolCarluke LanarkshireScotlandAs Senior Assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 4 of 141907Law Infant SchoolLaw LanarkshireScotlandAs Senior Assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 5 of 141909Burgh HospitalMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAs senior assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 6 of 141910Co-operative Society premisesWishaw LanarkshireScotlandExtensions - as senior assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 7 of 141910House at KnowetopMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAs Senior Assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 8 of 141910South Dalziel Parish Church HallsMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAs Senior Assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 9 of 141911UF ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAs Senior Assistant to Alexander Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 10 of 141920128 houses Jerviston RoadMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans
Item 11 of 141923Motherwell Maternity HospitalMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 12 of 141934Neilson Memorial HallBellshill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 141939St Andrews Church of ScotlandBellshill RenfrewshireScotlandExtension
Item 14 of 14Before 1941Child Welfare CentreMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Motherwell Times16 June 1911   
Item 2 of 2Motherwell Times31 January 1941   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Rob CloseInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Senbt November 2014.
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v23 no1853