Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Peach Weir Young
Designation: Architect
Born: 6 February 1892
Bio Notes: Thomas Peach Weir Young was born at 172 Pitt Street, Glasgow on 6 February 1892, the son of Thomas Shaw Young, iron merchant, and his wife Mary Scott whom he had married at Holmfield, Manitoba, Canada on 7 September 1888. He was articled to Peter Macgregor Chalmers in September 1909 and studied at Glasgow School of Architecture where he was an accomplished student, receiving several honorable mentions. Immediately after completing his apprenticeship in September 1914 he enlisted in the armed forces. He returned to Chalmers' office as assistant in June 1919 and passed the final exam in 1920. He was still in the same office when he was admitted ARIBA in mid-1921, his proopsers being Alexander Nisbet Paterson, William Hunter McNab and John Keppie.

He worked in partnership with John Jeffrey Waddell in Glasgow from c.1925 until shortly before Waddell's death in 1941.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3146, Cambridge Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19091913 
Item 2 of 3c/o R P Graham Esq/33, Cranworth Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1913After 1921 
Item 3 of 395, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1925After 1939 

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 2Peter Macgregor Chalmers1913 or 1914After 1921Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Waddell & Youngc. 19251941Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John KeppieMid 1921for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Hunter McNabMid 1921for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Nisbet PatersonMid 1921for Associateship

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 391925Gourock Old Parish ChurchGourock RenfrewshireScotlandLectern and choir
Item 2 of 391925Scottish ChurchIxelles BrusselsBelgium 
Item 3 of 39c. 1925St David's UF ChurchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandRevised scheme (executed)
Item 4 of 39c. 1925St Margaret's Hall ChurchKnightswood GlasgowScotlandHalls carried out, but commission for church lost to Lorimer 1928 (see separate entry)
Item 5 of 391926College and Kelvingrove UF Church halls  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 391926Langside Synagogue  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 391926St Margaret's ChurchKnightswood GlasgowScotlandDesigns for church and halls - halls only executed, whilst commission for church went to Lorimer & Matthew
Item 8 of 391926St Mary's Parish ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandApsed chancel and furnishings added.
Item 9 of 391927Denny Old Parish ChurchDenny StirlingshireScotlandAddition of chancel and addition of stair turret to tower
Item 10 of 391927St Bean's ChurchFowlis Wester PerthshireScotlandRe-mediaevalisation of Georgianised 18th century church
Item 11 of 391927St Mungo's Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 391927St Paul's Church HallsGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 391928Dunino Parish ChurchDunino FifeScotlandReduced scheme for remodelling of interior - new chancel but omitting transepts, also furnishings
Item 14 of 391928Parish ChurchLogierait PerthshireScotlandInterior recast
Item 15 of 391929Hillhead Established ChurchHillhead GlasgowScotlandMemorial baptistery and font
Item 16 of 391929Kelvinside Free ChurchKelvinside GlasgowScotlandAddition of halls
Item 17 of 391930House for N C MarplesWhitecraigs GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 391930Kilmonivaig Parish ChurchSpean Bridge Inverness-shireScotlandAddition of chancel and vestry
Item 19 of 391930Kinlochleven ChurchKinlochleven ArgyllScotland 
Item 20 of 391930St Bride's Parish ChurchSanquhar DumfriesshireScotlandAddition of chancel and furnishings
Item 21 of 391930St Paul's Church of ScotlandGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandNew reredos
Item 22 of 39c. 1930Church of ScotlandArisaig Inverness-shireScotlandInterior refurnished with new oak memorial pulpit and communion table
Item 23 of 39c. 1930Dumfries Municipal ChambersDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandCompetition drawings (not successful)
Item 24 of 39c. 1930Petrol and service station   Scotland 
Item 25 of 39c. 1930Town Hall   Scotland 
Item 26 of 391931Castle Douglas Parish ChurchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAddition of chancel
Item 27 of 391931St Modan's Parish ChurchRosneath / Roseneath DunbartonshireScotlandNew vestry and conversion of session house to memorial chapel
Item 28 of 391932Dennyloanhead ChurchDennyloanhead StirlingshireScotlandAddition of chancel
Item 29 of 391932Memorial to Samuel Rutherford CrockettLaurieston StirlingshireScotland 
Item 30 of 391932Parish ChurchKilsyth StirlingshireScotlandAddition of chancel
Item 31 of 391933Bothwell Parish Church and Hamilton MonumentBothwell LanarkshireScotlandAlterations: amalgamation of original 14th-century choir with Hamilton building, and remodelling of interior
Item 32 of 391933St Barnabas Episcopal ChurchDennistoun GlasgowScotlandDesign exhibited - presumably unsuccessful competition design
Item 33 of 391934Montrose Old ChurchMontrose AngusScotlandDesign for a 'long church' on an east-west axis to replace existing church - not executed
Item 34 of 391935Garelochhead Parish Church  ArgyllScotlandRestoration
Item 35 of 391935St Columba's ChurchBlackhall EdinburghScotlandAddition of aisle and extensive furnishing
Item 36 of 391935Toward ChurchToward ArgyllScotlandChancel added
Item 37 of 39c. 1936Rothesay PavilionRothesayBute ScotlandCompetition drawings (not successful)
Item 38 of 391937Renfrew Parish ChurchRenfrew RenfrewshireScotlandReredos
Item 39 of 391938Johnstone Parish ChurchJohnstone RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3262 (microfilm reel 25)