Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stuart Oliver William Barron
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 February 1886
Died: 23 March 1974
Bio Notes: Stuart Oliver William Barron was born on 14 Februqary 1886, the son of Oliver BArron, warehouseman, and his wife Jane Anne Dewar. He was an Associate of the Dundee Institute of Architects by 1930 or 1931. By that time he was working in the firm of Maclaren Soutar Salmond, where he was made a partner on Charles Geddes Soutar's retirement in 1946. William Salmond remained senior partner until his death on 2 March 1956, Barron thereafter becoming sole partner. He took Ian Imlach into partnership c.1970, but it was too late to save the practice, which closed in 1972. At the date of closure very few of the practice drawings had survived. A card index of them compiled by Soutar during the First World War survives at RCAHMS, but gives no indication of what was built anew, what was altered or which were competition drawings that may not have been successful.

Barron died on 23 March 1974 when he was described as an architect and surveyor. He was survived by his wife Chsitina Beattie Chalmers and his sons Stuart Davidson Barron and Andrew Oliver Chalmers Barron.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 115, South Tay Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1931After 1939 

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 2Maclaren Soutar SalmondBefore 19311946AssistantLatterly Chief Assistant
Item 2 of 2Maclaren Soutar Salmond19461972Partner 

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 21960sDouglas and Angus Church  DundeeScotlandWith Harry Taylor
Item 2 of 21962House, Gas BraeErrol PerthshireScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from Stuart O Barron and Ian Imlach