Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Marshall
Designation: Architect
Born: between c. 1858 and c. 1868
Died: 22 December 1918
Bio Notes: James Marshall was born somewhere between 1858 and 1868, the son of David Marshall builder, Newton of Pitcairns [Dunning] and his wife Mary Allan. Though we know very little about him and as yet have only one job, his obituarist says he was 'exceedingly well-known in his profession and carried on a successful business in Perth. Quite a number of the most modern business premises, as well as tenements and villas in the city were under his direction , while his services were in great demand in the county district, and he was responsible for reconstruction of a large number of farm steadings'. Marshall also had farming interests, owning a number of 'grass parks' and in breeding stock. He seems to have collaborated on a number of schemes with a John Marshall, a builder, who was possibly a brother.

He died on 22 December 1918, leaving moveable estate of 3448 5s 1d.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 228 or 36, Scott Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness Before 1906 
Item 2 of 21, King Edward Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1906After 1911 

Employment and Training

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 3Alexander MacLauchlan Duncan19001904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3David ShennanLate 1903 or early 1904Late 1905 or early 1906Chief Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Joseph WeekesFebruary 1907June 1908Assistant 

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 151897Double villa, new road to west of Glasgow RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 151897Double villa, west side of Glasgow RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 151897Tenement behind Mitchell's BuildingsPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 4 of 151898Aberuthven Free ChurchAberuthven PerthshireScotlandRenovation
Item 5 of 151901Perth Parish Council OfficesPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 15190327 South StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 151903Bobbin factory for John McArthurPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 151903Premises for Kennoway, bakerPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 151904City of Perth Fever Hospital, FriartonPerth PerthshireScotlandDesign highly commended
Item 10 of 151904Post Office, 109-113 High StreetAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 11 of 15190583-89 South Street and King Edward StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 12 of 151912Ruthvenfield SchoolRuthvenfield PerthshireScotland 
Item 13 of 151912St Maddoes SchoolSt Maddoes PerthshireScotlandExtension
Item 14 of 151914Laundry, St Catherine's RoadPerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 15 of 151918Shop, 35 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions to shop front


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Perthshire Courier24 December 1918   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)?Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories  
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Christine Wood, P & K Council