Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Reid
Designation: Architect
Born: 1875
Died: 1959
Bio Notes: William Reid was born in Newton-on Ayr in 1875, the son of William Reid, mason and his wife Agnes. He trained as a mason with his father but by 1901 is described as a master builder. He became Ayrshire County Architect in the 1930s. He died in 1959. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness   

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 1Ayr County Architect's Office1930s Chief ArchitectCounty Architect

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 291924Carrick AcademyMaybole AyrshireScotlandWith John St Clair Williamson
Item 2 of 291930sCrosshouse Primary schoolCrosshouse AyrshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 3 of 291930London Road SchoolKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 4 of 291930Royal Irvine AcademyIrvine AyrshireScotlandExtension
Item 5 of 291930School and schoolmaster's houseCronberry AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 291930School and schoolmaster's houseLugar AyrshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 7 of 291930Senior SchoolDalmellington AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 291930Special School and ClinicAuchinleck AyrshireScotland 
Item 9 of 291931Ardrossan AcademyArdrossan AryshireScotlandAlterations consisting of one of main blocks - as County Architect
Item 10 of 291931New Cumnock Primary SchoolNew Cumnock AyrshireScotlandAddition to rear - as County Architect
Item 11 of 291931School at DalblairCumnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 12 of 29After 1931Mining village of AnnbankAnnbank AyrshireScotlandRebuilding - as County Architect
Item 13 of 29193240 tenement housesKilmaurs Ayrshire  
Item 14 of 291932RC SchoolKilwinning  Scotland 
Item 15 of 291933James Hamilton Central SchoolKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 16 of 291934Dreghorn SchoolDreghorn AyrshireScotlandLarge rear extension - as County Architect
Item 17 of 291935Afton ReservoirNew Cumnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 291935(?)Ayrshire Central HospitalIrvine AyrshireScotlandAs County Architect, overseeing project
Item 19 of 291935Bridgend Community CentreKilbirnie AyrshireScotlandLarge rear extension
Item 20 of 291935Infectious Diseases HospitalKilwinning AyrshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 21 of 291935Wallacetown Board SchoolAyr AyrshireScotlandSW wing added - as County Architect
Item 22 of 291936Ayr AcademyAyr AyrshireScotlandLarge rear extension - as County Architect
Item 23 of 291936Hillhead Primary SchoolKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 24 of 291936Kilwinning Maternity HomeKilwinning AyrshireScotlandConversion to Maternity Home (Buildings of Scotland)
Item 25 of 291937Cumnock Higher Grade SchoolCumnock AyrshireScotlandWing added - to form U-plan
Item 26 of 291937Joint Fever HospitalKilwinning AyrshireScotlandNew buildings added
Item 27 of 291938Cairnhill PlaceKirkoswald AyrshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 28 of 291939Ayr AcademyAyr AyrshireScotlandMemorial hall - as County Architect
Item 29 of 291940Police OfficesMaypole AyrshireScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.