Basic Biographical Details

Name: Roy Meldrum
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 August 1899
Died: 6 September 1978
Bio Notes: Roy Meldrum was born on 8 August 1899. He trained at the Aberdeen school of Architecture from about 1917 to 1926. He worked as an assistant to William John Devlin and was admitted LRIBA in 1931. The following year he set up on his own account with an office at 25 Crown Street. On 23 September 1932 he married.

He designed a large number of private houses built mainly to the east of Anderson Drive and north of King's Gate, Aberdeen and a few houses in the Aberdeenshire countryside. He continued to practice from the same office until the outbreak of World War 2 when he joined the Army as Garrison Engineer. he was responsible for various army projects including the Commando Training Camp at Spean Bridge.

After the cease of hostilities he resumed practice, firstly at 148 Union Street, Aberdeen and then from about 1950 at 5 Craibstone Street where he continued until illness forced him to give up the office in 1964. He worked from home until he retired fully in 1966.

Meldrum died on 6 September 1978.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 425, Crown Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1926After 1939(?) 
Item 2 of 411, Edgehill Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate19321978 
Item 3 of 4148, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessLate 1940s *1951 
Item 4 of 45, Craibstone Street (or East Craibstone Street), Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness19511964 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1William John Devlin 1932Assistant 

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 2Edmond Patrick Sharkey19261929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2William James Geddes1930(?)1931Apprentice 

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 221925Booth Bungalow, Oakhill Road   AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 221925Durward Bungalow, Oakhill Road   AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 22c. 192893 and 95 King's Gate  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 22c. 1928The Chalet  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 22c. 193015 and 17 Woodstock Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 22c. 1930Houses, Edgehill Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 22c. 1930Houses, Kingshill Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 22c. 1930Houses, Kingshill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 22c. 1930Houses, Kingshill Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 10 of 22c. 1930Redwalls  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 22c. 1936FairwaysBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 12 of 221937(?)AuchinclochAuchindoir AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 13 of 221937House, Garthdee Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 221938Buchan Arms HotelEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 221938Buchan HotelEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 16 of 22After 1939Commando Training CampSpean Bridge Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 17 of 221946Neptune Bar  AberdeenScotlandReconstruction after war demage
Item 18 of 22After 1950Houses, Anderson Drive  AberdeenScotland 
Item 19 of 221958House near Blairs CollegeMilltimber AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 20 of 22c. 1960Housing for the elderlyInverbervie KincardineshireScotland 
Item 21 of 221965HouseAughton, Ormskirk LancashireEngland 
Item 22 of 221965Two houses, Woodhill Road  AberdeenScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graham McNicolInformation sent to DMW Sent 2010