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Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Charles MacGibbon |
|Designation: ||Architect, Builder |
|Born: || |
|Died: ||1867 |
|Bio Notes: ||Charles MacGibbon was the second son of David MacGibbon who founded an Edinburgh building firm in the later eighteenth century. He continued his father's business as David MacGibbon & Son, undertaking major country house contracts as far afield as Brownlow Hall and Crom Castle in Ireland. His younger brother, John Stevenson MacGibbon, was in charge of these Irish contracts and stayed in Ireland to build on his own account before retiring to Edinburgh; his elder brother, David Moyes MacGibbon, was a military surgeon. It is not yet known whether either Charles or John Stevenson had any training in architecture as well as building, but Charles was sometimes referred to as an architect as well as a builder. |
Charles MacGibbon married Rachel Ritchie, who also came of a prominent Edinburgh building family. Charles was Master of the Merchant Company in 1852-53, and late in 1856 his son David MacGibbon (born in Edinburgh on 2 April 1831) joined the practice, having returned from an extensive European study tour. By April 1858 at the latest the younger David had opened his own office at 89 George Street.
Charles MacGibbon died in 1867.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, builder:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Edinburgh, Scotland||Business|| || || |
|37, East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business|| || || |
Buildings and Designs
|This architect, builder was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Date started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1855||Black Barony, Gardener's House and Lodge||Eddleston|| ||Peeblesshire||Scotland|| |
|1868||Douglas Parish Church||Douglas|| ||Lanarkshire||Scotland||Alterations|
|The following books contain references to this architect, builder:|
|Scotlands People Website|| ||Wills & Testaments|| || ||Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills Sc70/4/111 and Inventories Sc70/1/136|
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