Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Steuart Fothringham
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 April 1907
Died: 9 September 1979
Bio Notes: Thomas Steuart Fothringham was born on 5 April 1907, the second son of Walter Thomas James Scrymsoure Steuart Fothringham of Pourie-Fothringham and Tealing, and of Grandtully and Murthly and his wife Elizabeth Isabel Nicholson. He was educated at Wellington and at Trinity College Cambridge where he read architecture and graduated MA in 1932. There he was a younger member of the circle centred on Mansfield Forbes and Raymond McGrath which included his longstanding friend Ian Gordon Lindsay and R A C Simpson.

Steuart Fothringham returned home to join Maclaren Soutar Salmond in Dundee for experience, probably with a view to setting up his own practice. While he had ability and his family connections doubtless brought business to the firm, it was recalled that his shooting, golfing and social commitments made his attendance at the office somewhat intermittent.

Steuart Fothringham inherited Pourie-Fothringham and Tealing on 8 March 1936 and on the 21st of the same month married Carola Noel, daughter of Major Charles Noel of Pitkerro. They preferred not to live in the David Bryce house at Fothringham and built a new house on Fothringham Hill overlooking its park in 1938.

During the Second World War Steuart Fothringham served with the Black Watch; he was awarded the Military Cross in 1940 and rose to the rank of Major. He did not return to Maclaren Soutar Salmond and devoted himself to the management of the estate, his only architectural work thereafter being improvements to the houses and steadings on the estate. He became a County Councillor in 1946 and a Deputy Lieutenant in 1951.

Steuart Fothringham was an extremely good golfer and was Captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in 1967-8. He died suddenly on the golf course at Edzell on 9 September 1979 and was buried at Murthly.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Fothringham Hill, Forfar, Angus, ScotlandPrivate1939  

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 1Maclaren Soutar Salmond19321939ArchitectProspective partner

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 11938Fothringham Hill  AngusScotlandFor himself and his new wife Carola Noel; also later additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Burke, ____ (Mosley, Charles, ed) Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage: Clan Chiefs, Scottish Feudal Barons107th EditionWilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage & Gentry LLC 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from Ian Gordon Lindsay, James McIntosh Patrick and Stuart O Barron