Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Duncan
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1856
Died: 18 March 1892
Bio Notes: Thomas Duncan was born about 1856, the son of John Duncan, law stationer and his wife Mary Hunter. Nothing is yet known of his early years, though he would appear to have been trained as both architect and civil engineer.

In 1887 he took over the practice of land surveyor and engineer Andrew Jamieson Ironside on the latter's death, the practice title being Duncan & Ironside. This ceased when Duncan entered into partnership with George James Walker as Walker & Duncan in 1891. Duncan replaced Walkerís previous partner, James Alexander Beattie, who had left to work on his own. The reason for the merger of Duncanís and Walkerís practices may have been in order the better to compete with Jenkins & Marr, another practice specialising in agricultural business which was formed from the merger of two separate rural practices.

Thomas Duncan died on 18 March 1892 at the early age of 36. The cause of his death was recorded as tuberculosis of the prostate and bladder. He was survived by his wife, Mary Ann Moir. Walker continued the practice under the existing title Walker & Duncan thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 229, Stanley Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate 1892 

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 2Duncan & Ironside18871891(?)Architect 
Item 2 of 2Walker & Duncan18911892Partner 

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 31 Crathes CastleCrathes Aberdeenshire/KincardineshireScotlandGarden layout - date unknown
Item 2 of 31 Five houses, Hartington Road  AberdeenScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 31 Hillside Cottages  KincardineshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 4 of 31 Newtonhill VillageNewtonhill KincardineshireScotlandUnspecified work - date unknown
Item 5 of 31 Northern Agriculture & Lime Co Ltd premsies  AberdeenScotlandDate not recorded in NMRS Architects File
Item 6 of 31 Tullos Home Farm  AberdeenshireScotlandProposed improvement - date unknown
Item 7 of 3118789 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotlandHS attribution
Item 8 of 31c. 1884Two dwelling houses, St Swithin Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 311888King's CollegeOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandWalls and Gateways
Item 10 of 311888Terrace of houses, Fountainhall Terrace  AberdeenScotlandProposed terrace
Item 11 of 311888University Recreation grounds  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 311889Little Tillyeve farmUdny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 13 of 311889Stocket Farm South  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to house and steading
Item 14 of 311890Dyce feuing  AberdeenScotlandFeuing plan
Item 15 of 311890Houses for George DuguidTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 31c. 1890Cairntradlin, dwelling houseFechnie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 17 of 311891Cammachmore estate, Cobblebeards SteadingCammachmore KincardineshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 18 of 311891(?)Cammachmore HotelCammachmore KincardineshireScotland 
Item 19 of 311891Charlestown estate, various steading and farm buildingsCammachmore KincardineshireScotland 
Item 20 of 311891House for Thomas MacLean  AberdeenScotland 
Item 21 of 311891Premises of Alexander Hadden & Sons  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 22 of 311891Union Grove Baptist Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 311892Claylands (Kirkville)Skene AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 24 of 311892Findon, farm buildings and other buildingsFindon KincardineshireScotlandAlterations to farm buildings and other buildings
Item 25 of 311892Four houses for J Green, carpenter  AberdeenScotland 
Item 26 of 311892Four houses for Masson & AdamsTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 27 of 311892House for Arthur Hunter  AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 311892House for W Murray  AberdeenScotland 
Item 29 of 311892Newtonhill EstateNewtonhill Aberdeenshire/KincardineshireScotland'Work on estate'
Item 30 of 311892Quiddies Mill and farmsteadMilton of Cullerlie KincardineshireScotlandAlterations to steading and mill
Item 31 of 311892Tooley Farm  AberdeenshireScotlandFarm buildings


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Barnett, Muriel1963Early Map-Makers and Ninteenth Century Surveyors of Aberdeen79Scottish Geographical Magazine, p114-117 
Item 2 of 3Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Thomas Duncan's will: SC1/36/118, SC1/37/111
Item 3 of 3Scotlands People Website - Statutory Registers - Deaths