Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Spence
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1802
Died: 1870s
Bio Notes: Richard Spence was born about 1802. He started as a house carpenter and in 1851 employed six men. By 1871 is described as an architect. He was based in Kirkwall. He was a member of St John's Masonic Lodge in Kirkwall.

He probably died in the 1870s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Orkney, Scotland(?)Business   
Item 2 of 3Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, ScotlandPrivate1851  
Item 3 of 3Queen Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, ScotlandPrivate1860s1870s 

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 51855Kirkwall CathedralKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandExecution of Baikie's plans when set up as a parish church and restoration work. Designed furnishings.
Item 2 of 51862UP ChurchStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 3 of 51865UP Church WestrayOrkneyScotland 
Item 4 of 51869Highland Park DistilleryKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandPlans for conversion of distillery to poor house being sought
Item 5 of 51870Tenant's dwellingTingwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandAdditions and improvements


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Orkney Herald & Weekly Advertiser & Gazette for...4 January 1871  p2

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses