Basic Biographical Details

Name: Gavin & Soutar
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1902
Ended: After 1912
Bio Notes: Hugh Gavin was born in 1853 in Malta where his father was an instructor in navigation. In 1891 Gavin set up on his own account in practice in Arbroath and remained there until his death in 1927. He was part of a short-lived practice with an unidentified Croll c.1889. By the early years of the twentieth century he had formed a partnership with T R Soutar, of whom no further details are yet known. Gavin was based in Arbroath and Soutar in Forfar.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Arbroath, Angus, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 242, East High Street, Forfar, Angus, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Charles Kydd BlythSeptember 1902June 1908Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Hugh GavinBefore 1902 *After 1909Partner 
Item 3 of 4Thomas Robertson SoutarBefore 1902 *After 1909Partner 
Item 4 of 4Stephen Welsh19081912Apprentice 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 51909Commercial blockArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 2 of 51909Forfar AcademyForfar AngusScotland 
Item 3 of 51912Wellbrae SchoolForfar AngusScotland 
Item 4 of 51915Prudential BuildingsArbroath AngusScotlandIn association with J H Pitt
Item 5 of 51919Municipal housing estate Forfar AngusScotlandPartnership may have been dissolved by this date.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion