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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles MacGibbon
Designation: Architect, Builder
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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 237, East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   

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 startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 21855Black Barony, Gardener's House and LodgeEddleston PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 2 of 21868Douglas Parish ChurchDouglas LanarkshireScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, builder:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills Sc70/4/111 and Inventories Sc70/1/136


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